By Greg Kucharewski
(from Jersey Coast Anglers Association May 2000 Newsletter)
On April 8-9, 2000, 237 children attended the Jersey Coast Anglers Associations Youth Education Crabbing seminar at the Atlantic City Yacht and Boat Show. Dr. Eleanor Bochenek and Greg Kucharewski, members of the Jersey Coast Anglers Associations Youth Education Committee, were asked to support the youth fishing clinics for children four to sixteen years of age at the Yacht and Boat Show. Children and their parents learned a variety of new crabbing techniques and how to cast a spin casing rod/reel. All the children that attended the youth fishing clinic received "Hooked On Fishing Not On Drugs" promotional items, SUCCESS FLIES printed material, The Fisherman magazine, safe boating stickers, and a tackle kit plus rod and reel, courtesy of SHOW Management, Inc.Yachting Promotions, Fort Lauderdale, FL.
During our last crabbing seminar we ran out of recipe sheets and it happened this time too. Our printed crab recipe sheets were a big hit and the following three crab recipes were promised to the parents attending the fishing clinic that did not receive our recipe sheets: 1. Cathys Famous Crab Sauce- 3 large cans of crushed tomatoes, 2 cloves of garlic-minced, 1 tbspn. olive oil, 1 tsp. basil, 1/2 tsp. oregano, 2 tbspn. butter, 10-12 crabs cleaned. Lightly brown garlic in olive oil. Simmer for 30 min. (Minimum) Add tomatoes, basil and oregano. Add crabs to sauce and return to a simmer. Cover and simmer 15-20 min., Remove cover and add butter. Stir gently until melted. Serve over spaghetti of your choice. Top with grated Italian cheese. Make sure there is plenty of Italian bread handy for dipping! 2. Crabs Steamed in Non-Alcohol Beer- Invert an aluminum pie plate in the bottom of a large pot that has a tight fitting lid. Pour in two bottles of non-alcohol beer (brand of choice). Set crabs into pot being sure that the pot is no more than 1/2 full. Cover tightly. Set on stove and bring beer to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer. Steam for approximately 15 minutes. Old Bay or a similar seasoning may be sprinkled over crabs before bringing beer to a boil. 3. Crabs Pozziolle- Quick kill crabs, remove back shell and deadmen, etc. lay crabs in a lasagna type pan. Do not double layer them. Top crabs with canned plum tomatoes (cut into small pieces). Basil and oregano to taste and 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil. Bake at 350 degrees until all crabs have turned in color.
The Jersey Coast Anglers Associations Youth Education Committee will be hosting a youth fishing clinic at the Fort Monmouth School Age Service Center during National Fishing Week, June 3-11, 2000. Children will learn about freshwater and saltwater flies and how to cast a spin casting rod/reel.
The Governors Surf Fishing committee approved a grant for bus transportation for students attending Long Branchs Anastasia Schools Fishing Fun Day. Two buses will transport approximately eighty-five children to the Belmar Boating Basin for their "Hooked On Fishing Not On Drugs" Fishing Fun Day.LANES MILL SCHOOL READING RALLY
The Jersey Coast Anglers Associations Youth Education Committee was invited to attend the Lanes Mill School, Brick, NJ Reading Rally on May 19, 2000. Greg Kucharewski will speak about job opportunities, youth fishing clubs for schools and the award winning Future Fisherman Foundations "Hooked On Fishing Not On Drugs" program.NJ FEDERATION OF SPORTSMEN CLUBS
The J.C.A.A. Youth Education Committee was invited to attend the New Jersey State Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs 65th Annual Meeting and Convention, May 5th, 6th, 7th, 2000. The meeting/convention will be hosted at the Marquis de Laffayette Hotel, Cape May, N.J and the JCAA will conduct a surf fishing and fly tying demonstration on Saturday, May 6th for attendees.
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