Thad Wester Basic Fishing School
The 2014 Fishing School will take place Friday, September 19 through Sunday, September 21.
"The teachers were great and I learned a lot even though I have fished all my life. The interns did a wonderful job getting everything to the point and back. The lunch and, socials and dinner were great. What a great event and way to meet people!!" —Brady Anderson
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 31st year, the Fishing School offers a format that is as educational as it is enjoyable. It takes place annually during a weekend in Septemeber.
Children 9 - 12 yrs. $125
Last Year's Schedule Included:
Friday Classroom Session Began at 1:00 PM & Friday Ended 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 began at 7:45am
Lunch and Dinner provided - We Cook What We Catch!
Sunday - Fishing at the Point began at 7:45am
Lunch provided - Fishing School Ends at Noon with Graduation & Awards Ceremony
You may bring guests to the Friday social ($20/person) & Saturday dinner ($25/person). Please make reservations.
Space Is Very Limited, So Register Early!
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To sign up for the Thad Wester Fishing School either call the Bald Head Island Conservancy at (910) 457-0089 or register online!