Thad Wester Basic Fishing School
2013 Fishing School date set
2012 Fishing School a big success!
The Conservancy’s Fishing School began in 1983 and continues to generate great enthusiasm for fishing from beginners and seasoned pros alike. Now in its 29th year, the Basic Fishing School offers a format that is as educational as it is enjoyable. Three day weekend in September, annually.
Basic Fishing School
Children 9 - 12 yrs. $125
Friday Classroom Session Begins at 1:00 PM & Ends With an Evening Social
Friday classroom instruction is led by Professors of the Piscatorial Arts & other Fishing School alumni, and includes:
Where to fish
Hooks, baits and bait rigging
Knots, knot tying and leaders
Surf rods and reels
Weight, lines and casting
Releasing and conservation
Fishing with kids
Saturday - Fishing at the Point begins at 7:45am
Lunch and Dinner provided - We Cook What We Catch!
Sunday - Fishing at the Point begins at 7:45am
Lunch provided - ends at Noon with Graduation & Awards Ceremony
You may bring guests to the Friday social ($10/person) & Saturday dinner ($20/person). Please make reservations.
Space Is Very Limited, So Register Early!
Click here for a brochure
Call the Administrative Office at (910) 457-0089 ext 10.
or send a personal check to:
Post Office Box 3109
Bald Head Island, NC 28461
Local fishing trips are now being offered through the conservancy in collaboration with local fishing expert Josh Timbers. Climb aboard his 2006 19-foot sea pro bayboat for a half day trip in the morning or late afternoon/early evening. Trips are offered Wednesdays and Thursdays, schedule is flexible and can be finalized with the captain once you register.
Prime fishing destinations surroung BHI and include tidal creeks, salt marshes, and open bays adjacent to the Cape Fear River, Oak Island, and Bald Head Island.
Number of participants for fishing trip: 2 or 3 (3 if a child is involved; not intended for children Under 8 years of age)
Cost: $295 for half day trip; must pay at time of Registration
Pick-up & drop-off at the BHI Marina Rods, reels, tackle is provided customers provide their own food, drinks and Sunscreen
**if fishing is not your interest, we also offer Sightseeing tours of the beautiful marshes and wildlife that abounds!
Please call Jane Baldridge at the BHI Conservancy at 457-0089 x10 for more information