on Oct 06, 2011 09:56 AM • Views 7367

Leah Haire of Mills River and Linda Michael, an education specialist at the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education, show off a catch at a fly fishing camp.

Media Contact: Lee Sherrill, Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education

BREVARD, N.C. (October 6, 2011) – The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will teach a free fly-fishing class for children ages 12 and older on Oct. 15 at the Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education.

The “Kids’ Introduction to Fly Fishing” class will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Instructors will cover equipment, knots, casting techniques and aquatic entomology. Equipment and class materials will be provided free of charge. Space is limited and pre-registration is required by calling 828-877-4423.

The Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education, located near Brevard on the Davidson River, features exhibits that interpret wildlife species and habitats of North Carolina’s mountains, daily showings of an award-winning nature documentary, and a calendar of events and educational courses.

Admission to the center is free, as are most of the educational programs offered. Located south of Asheville, the center is adjacent to the Wildlife Commission’s Bobby N. Setzer Fish Hatchery, where rainbow, brown and brook trout are raised for stocking public waters.

Visit www.ncwildlife.org or call 828-877-4423 for directions, program schedules and additional information.

MEDIA: A hi-res version of the above image may be downloaded here. Please credit N. C. Wildlife Resources Commission.