Wilmington “Hands On” Saltwater Fishing School
Want to catch more fish more often in 2020?
Fisherman’s Post Newspaper, the free publication that covers all the saltwater fishing action along the Carolina coast, will be hosting its eleventh annual full-day Wilmington “Hands On” Saltwater Fishing School on Saturday, February 8, 2020, in downtown Wilmington at Cape Fear Community College’s Union Station Building (5th floor) from 7:30 am-5:00 pm.
Click here for a list of Wilmington Full Day Captains and Instructors.
Click here for the Wilmington Full Day Schedule.
Click here for the Wilmington Full Day Parking Map.
This year’s Fisherman’s Post “Hands On” Saltwater Fishing Schools are staffed by more than 20 local captains who will share their experience and insights on inshore, nearshore, surf, offshore, and blue water fishing. They’ll cover a range of topics that includes techniques, equipment, strategy, locations, terminal tackle, electronics, bait, etc.
The captains selected for the Saltwater Fishing Schools are specialists in their field, and their backyard waters include Wrightsville Beach, Carolina Beach, Sneads Ferry, Topsail, Swansboro, Southport, Oak Island, Ocean Isle, Little River, Cape Lookout, and Morehead City.
There will be main seminars and several rigging stations going on concurrently all day long, so you will always be able to find a session that most interests you.
The main seminars will have three captains working together to thoroughly cover their particular subject material, as well as give their different perspectives on what works for them.
The rigging stations are smaller and hands-on, with participants tying and making the rigs themselves. This hands-on approach will greatly enhance the walk-away knowledge you receive from the school. The rigging stations are supplied by Tex’s Tackle and our many tackle manufacturer sponsors, so you’ll leave the Saltwater Fishing School with some complimentary terminal tackle. You learn the rigs. You make the rigs. It’s hands-on.
Click here for a list of other Wilmington Full Day School Sponsors.
The cost of the school is $100 by February 1 or $110 after February 1. Seats are limited, though, so early registration is recommended.
In addition to the full day of learning and interacting with our captains, the price includes a Fish School t-shirt, breakfast, snacks, drinks, a BBQ/chicken lunch, rigging materials, a goodie bag, and door prizes.
There is pay parking in the new convention center parking deck (next to the Coastline Convention Center parking lot) and the CFCC parking deck (across the street from the Coastline parking lot ), and the CFCC pay parking deck would be the most cnvenient parking choice. There are also some free CFCC parking lots located a couple of blocks away, as well as limited metered parking on the surrounding streets. Please see the parking map located near the top of this page.
Our host hotel is Best Western Coastline Inn at 503 Nutt Street, Wilmington, NC 28401, with a “Fisherman’s Post fishing school” rate of $109.00. For reservations, you can call them directly at (910) 763-2800. Be sure to make your reservation by January 9, 2020, and ask for the “fishing school” rate.
How Do I Get Tickets?
2. Order tickets over the phone using your VISA or MasterCard at (910) 452-6378.
3. Print and fill out this Wilmington Full Day Print Entry Form, then mail it in with a check or money order to Fisherman’s Post Newspaper, 1320 Audubon Blvd., Wilmington, NC 28403.
4. Order tickets online using VISA, MasterCard or PayPal by using this Wilmington Full Day Online Entry Form.
Cancellation Policy: 80% of ticket price can be refunded by January 25, 2020; 60% can be refunded by February 6, 2020.