Ark Anglers

Rowing Instruction

As float fishing has grown in popularity, many anglers have considered the next step: purchasing a boat and learning to row themselves. Toward that end, the Arkansas River is not only a great fishery but an excellent classroom, sections of the river varying in gradient and technicality to the degree that one can build a sequential series of lessons simply by moving around the corridor. Scheduled on demand, just like our float and wade trips, our individualized rowing instruction will take the beginning or intermediate boater to the next level through an emphasis on scouting and reading rapids, defensive boating, river dynamics, eddy utilization, ferrying techniques, and river safety.

Available March through October. Your boat or ours.


5-Day Rowing School


The ArkAnglers Float Fishing School is a five-day intensive course on rowing whitewater for float fishing. Over the five-day program, participants will accrue approximately 50 training hours and exposure to a variety of safety topics. The course aims to provide the foundation in boating skills necessary to enjoy recreational float fishing or pursue a career in commercial guiding. This course does not emphasize advanced whitewater and students are encouraged to independently participate in a swiftwater rescue course.



Spring 2024 Dates: March 20-24

Cost: $1,750.00 per student



Departure Time:

8:00 AM

Trip Type:



Arkansas River

Leaves From:

Buena Vista Office
Salida Office

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