Thad Wester Basic Fishing School

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2013 Fishing School date set

September 20-22

2012 Fishing School a big success!

"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

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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

Adults $275

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:

Fish Identification

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

Fishing safety


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:

BHI Conservancy

Post Office Box 3109

Bald Head Island, NC 28461

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