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April Fishing Skills Events at Pechmann Center

leah kirk

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — A free advanced fly tying skills workshop will be offered April 28th at the John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center in Fayetteville from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. This monthly fly-tying forum takes place the fourth Thursday of each month and provides participants with an opportunity to enhance their fly-tying skills.

It is an extension of the Commission’s Beginning Fly-tying Course, and participants are given a handout for each pattern that includes the materials list and tying instructions so they can practice at home. The handout may be added to the fly-tying handbook that participants receive in the Beginning Fly-tying Course. While participants are encouraged to use their own equipment, equipment and materials are provided on a first-come, first-serve basis. This forum is open to participants of all skill levels ages 10 and up; however, participants 15 and younger must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

                April 26th from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. is the Introduction to Kayak Fishing (Level II) workshop, which is open to participants 16 and older. It is to give anglers and paddlers the skills to safely and successfully fish in sheltered waters from a kayak. Participants will meet at Lake Rim, which is directly across the street from the Pechmann Center, for instruction on launching and landing a kayak, paddle strokes, capsize recovery, anchoring and basic fishing techniques. Participants should have completed Introduction to Kayak Fishing Level 1 before taking this workshop. All equipment and materials are provided. The workshop is limited to 12 participants.

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. To see a schedule of upcoming events, visit