on Aug 19, 2013 10:55 AM • Views 3932

Sammy Alves, a participant at last year's Lanyard-Making Class, shows off his lanyard. Lanyards make a great Christmas gift for that special angler on your list.

Media Contact: Jodie B. Owen

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (Aug. 19, 2013) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is offering free, fishing-related workshops this fall at the John E.Pechmann Fishing Education Center in Fayetteville. 

  • Sept. 7 – Fly-Fishing Discovery Course from 9-11 a.m. This new class is designed as a fun and easy way for beginner fly anglers to give fly casting a try. Participants will learn the basic overhead cast and roll cast through personal instruction and casting aids that emphasize the fundamentals of fly casting. Class size is limited to six participants because of one-on-one instruction, and pre-registration is required.
  • Oct. 15, 16, 17 – Basic Rod-Building Course from 6:30-9 p.m. This 3-day course covers the basic techniques for building a 6-foot, medium-action spinning rod. All tools and supplies are provided. Due to space constraints, the class is limited to 15 participants and pre-registration is recommended.
  • Dec. 4, 5, 6 – Basic Fly-Tying Course from 6:30-9 p.m. This basic skills workshop for adults (16 years and older) will cover the fundamentals of tying flies. Pre-registration is required.
  • Dec. 18 – Lanyard-Making Class from 6:30-9 p.m. Participants will craft their lanyards from items that are commonly found at most retailers. Materials, such as scissors, line snips and forceps for hook removal, are provided. Pre-registration is recommended.

Contact Tom Carpenter, an education specialist with the Commission, to pre-register or for more information: 910-868-5003, ext. 15, 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, visit the Learning page.

For more information on fishing in public, inland waters,visit the Fishing page.