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Pechmann Center Offers Family Fishing and Kayak Fish and Float Workshops

  • 31 March 2016
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Pechmann Center Offers Family Fishing and Kayak Fish and Float Workshops
On April 9, the Wildlife Commission, along with the Fort Bragg/Fayetteville chapter of Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, will host the 5th Annual Kayak Fish and Float Workshop from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center in Fayetteville.

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (March 30, 2016) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is offering two free fishing workshops in April at the John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center, in Fayetteville. 

Kayak Fish and Float Workshop

On April 9, the center, along with the Fort Bragg/Fayetteville chapter of Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, will host the 5th Annual Kayak Fish and Float Workshop from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Capt. Jerry Dilsaver and Mark Patterson of the North Carolina Kayak Fishing Association will instruct participants on:

·         Kayak safety and rigging

·         Inshore kayaking fishing

·         Kayak fishing for mackerel

·         Kayak fishing for bass

·         Kayaking basics for panfish

While participants will not kayak fish at the event, they will have an opportunity to test paddle a variety of popular kayak brands, such as Hobie, at Lake Rim, provided by sponsors Hook, Line, and Paddle, of Wilmington, and the Southern Outdoorsman, of Fayetteville.  The Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing group will have burgers and hot dogs available for lunch for a small donation. 

Family Fishing Workshop

On April 16, a Family Fishing Workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to noon. It is open to families with children 7 and older who want to learn the basic skills needed to go fishing. Among the topics covered in this hands-on workshop are:

·         Casting a spin-cast rod and reel

·         Setting up a fishing outfit for fishing

·         Tying basic fishing knots

·         Collecting bait

·         Catching and releasing fish properly

·         Handling fish properly

·         Catching fish in the center’s stocked ponds

“We would like this workshop to be a fun family event and hope that parents and/or guardians will participate in the fishing activities along with their kids to enhance the learning experience and to start building those fishing memories,” said Thomas Carpenter, Pechmann Center director. 

Space is limited and pre-registration online is strongly encouraged. Check-in for both workshops begins 30 minutes prior to the start of the program. For more information about the workshops, contact Carpenter at 910-868-5003 or Thomas.carpenter@ncwildlife.org. 

The John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center is located at 7489 Raeford Road, across from Lake Rim. Wildlife Commission staff at the Pechmann Center conducts fishing workshops, events and clinics throughout the year. Most programs are free and open to the public. For more information about the center, or to see a schedule of upcoming events, visit www.ncwildlife.org and click on the “Learning” link. For more information on fishing in public, inland waters, visit www.ncwildlife.org/fishing.

 

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jodie.owen@ncwildlife.org

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