Yankee Fisherman Thursday, June 9

Yankee Fisherman on the HAN Network essentially caught a limit today, restoring a river, fishing with (and for) veterans and learning about a new piece of gear — something all anglers can't get enough of.

First, we'll work to restore the banks of the Mill River between Fairfield and Easton with Nutmeg Chapter Trout Unlimited #217. The chapter has worked for several years to remove invasive species, and has now begun to repopulate the area with native plants.


Then we visit the Halloween Yacht Club in Stamford to talk about a fishing tournament that helps veterans with organizers of Hooks for HeroesMore than 150 fishermen, disabled veterans and their families will participate in the fifth annual Hooks for Heroes Fishing Tournament to benefit wounded veterans Saturday, June 25, at the Halloween Yacht Club in Stamford, Conn.

With Fathers Day fast approaching, what do you get the dad who has everything he needs for fishing? How about a new innovation from Coastline Surf System that makes getting to and from the breakers, and staying organized once you get there, a breeze no matter how hard the wind blows.

Yankee Fisherman, presented by The Dock Shop, airs Thursdays at 1 p.m. on the HAN Network. Previous episodes can be watched on demand or listened to as a podcast.

Yankee Fisherman is hosted by John Kovach, editorial director, host and announcer for the HAN Network. A native of New Jersey, Kovach has fished since his father first took him out as a child. Kovach fishes fresh and salt water, ties flies, dabbles in lure making and promotes conservation, including a leadership role in the Connecticut Council of Trout Unlimited.