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Wednesday, 30 May 2012 13:51

Pisgah center for wildlife education offers free fishing events

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The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is hosting three free fishing events in early June at its Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education in celebration of National Fishing and Boating Week 2012.

“Fly Fishing Skills: Casting for Beginners” will be held at Lake Imaging in DuPont State Forest from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 2. The class is open to participants 12 and older and is ideal for novice anglers who will learn a variety of casting techniques. All equipment and materials are provided.

“Introduction to Fly Fishing: Lake Fishing” will be held at Lake Julia in DuPont State Forest from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 6. Instructors will teach the basics of fly-fishing on the lake and will cover topics such as equipment, knots, casting techniques and aquatic insects. The class is limited to six people and is open to participants 12 and older who have completed the “Introduction to Fly-Fishing” class or have some casting experience with fly rods and reels.

A “Catch and Cook” class will be conducted at the Pisgah Center from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 7. Participants will spend the first part of the class fishing in the Davidson River and finish the class by preparing their catch using some favorite local recipes. The class is open to participants 12 and older.

Pre-registration is required for all three classes, and a $25 pre-registration fee for the two fly-fishing classes is fully refundable upon class attendance. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 828.877.4423.

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