Fishing by lanyuehua


									The Young New Zealanders' Challenge                                              Skill Section
of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award

Participants, instructors and assessors should take note of the conditions as laid down in the
Award Handbook.

This programme is for guidance and is not to be taken as a rigid syllabus. To indicate the
content appropriate to young people with varying degrees of knowledge and experience, it is
arranged under three headings: ‘For beginners’, ‘For those with some knowledge’ and
‘For the more advanced’, and participants are free to select as broad or as restricted an
aspect of this skill as they wish, but appropriate social and cultural aspects are to be

RECREATIVE SKILLS                                                                    FISHING

The participant should be knowledgeable about equipment used and its care and
maintenance, about the rules and regulations concerning fishing, and about the historical
and social aspects of this activity.

For assessment, each individual is to produce evidence of regular application to the
activity over the required period.

For beginners
Participants should have a knowledge of:

1      Fishing to be found locally

2      Methods of fishing in local waters

3      Elementary knowledge of any one of the different types found in these waters

4      Selection of tackle, e.g., what type of rod to use with which reel and line

5      Basic ideas of rod-building and, if possible, the assembly of a rod kit

6      Close seasons

7      Practical work; as much fishing as possible

8      Elementary knots

9      Keep a diary and a general notebook

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The Young New Zealanders' Challenge                                            Skill Section
of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award

For those with some knowledge
Young people should have a knowledge of:

10    Type of fishing to be found in New Zealand waters; where to look for each type,
      what species a certain type of water is likely to yield.

11    Methods of fishing in local waters and practical experience in these methods

12    Baits: which bait to use; when, where and how; legal and illegal baits

13    Tackle: what type of tackle to use for different fish and conditions; selection of rod,
      reel and lines

14    Close seasons for different fish

15    Different methods of rod construction used today, e.g. built cane (single, double
      and hollow), solid timber, fibre glass, carbon fibre, etc; materials used in rod making
      and why; differences between rods for Fly and Spinning

16    Fish breeding and hatchery work

17    Those taking part should gain as much practical experience as possible, both in
      actual fishing and tackle maintenance and making

For the more advanced
Young people should:

18    Have a knowledge of Game Fish of the World; distribution types; methods of

19    Have a more detailed knowledge of New Zealand fish and fishing than required for
      those with some knowledge

20    Do more practical work in Spinning and Fly Fishing; how to improve their style and

21    Have a knowledge of more difficult ideas concerning rod building. Preferably build
      either a double built of hollow built cane rod, but a rod of more advanced type:
      weight, action, material, etc. Six-strip hexagonal, flat strip, heart shape, pentagonal
      built, double and triple built cane. The reason why six-strip construction is
      preferred; advantages and disadvantages of fibre glass and carbon fibre, etc.
      Care of rods.

22    Have a knowledge of fish culture. Pollution- prevention of.

23    Have a knowledge of reel and line design. Choice of reel, use of centre pin, fixed
      spool or multiplier. Line: nylon mono-filament or silk or braided nylon or Terylene.
      Dressed or undressed. What dressing to choose. Type of line to use and why, e.g.
      nylon and Terylene for dry fly because of low specific gravity, giving extra

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The Young New Zealanders' Challenge                                            Skill Section
of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award

     floatability. Silk for wet fly - heavy waterproof to sink well. Use of modern air cell,
     wet cell and high density lines.

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