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Fly-fishing Clinic in Fayetteville: Feb. 2

Feb. 2, 2013
— 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m., John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center, 7489 Raeford Road, Fayetteville.

FEE:  $5.00 (pre-registration is required).  Free loaner rods, reels and tackle provided for participants.

Please join the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission and Fayetteville-Cumberland Parks and Recreation for one of four fly-fishing clinics open to the public. Four basic fly-fishing clinics are scheduled for Jan. 5 and 19, and Feb. 2 and 16.

Each clinic will begin with a one-hour overview on the sport of fly-fishing, followed by hands-on, interactive casting classes and on-the-water instruction. Basic clinics are ideal for participants who have very limited or no experience with fly-fishing. Instructors will facilitate casting programs to educate participants on proper fly-fishing techniques.

To make these clinics possible, Commission staff stocked two ponds with 1,000 catchable-sized brook, rainbow and brown trout on Dec. 18. The trout were raised at the agency's Bobby N. Setzer State Fish Hatchery in Transylvania County. In addition to stocking the ponds, the Wildlife Commission is providing free loaner rods, reels and tackle to participants in all clinics.

The clinics fill quickly and are limited to the first 40 people. Pre-registration is required.

Interested anglers should contact Fayetteville-Cumberland County Parks and Recreation at Lake Rim, 910-424-6134. A fee of $5 for each participant is due at the time of registration.

For more information on fishing in public, inland waters, visit the Commission's fishing page.