Wilmington “Hands On” Saltwater Fishing School

Want to catch more fish more often in 2017?

Fisherman’s Post Newspaper, the free publication that covers all the saltwater fishing action along the Carolina coast, will be hosting its tenth annual full-day Wilmington “Hands On” Saltwater Fishing School on Saturday, February 11, 2017, at the Coastline Convention Center in downtown Wilmington from 7:30 am-5:00 pm.

Click here for a list of 2016 Wilmington Full Day Captains and Instructors.

Click here for the 2017 Wilmington Full Day School Schedule .

Click here for the Full Day Print Entry Form or the Full Day Online Entry Form. Wilmington Full Day is now sold out.

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, 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.

Click here to see photos from last years event!

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 4 or $110 after February 4.

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.

Our host hotel is Best Western Coastline Inn at 503 Nutt Street, Wilmington, NC 28401, with a “Fisherman’s Post fishing school” rate of $89.00. For reservations, you can call them directly at (910) 763-2800. Be sure to make your reservation by January 10, 2017, and ask for the “Fisherman’s Post fishing school” rate.

 

 


How Do I Get Tickets?

1. Pick up your tickets in person in Wilmington at Tex’s Tackle or West Marine–Wrightsville Beach.

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 (pdf), 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 23, 2017; 60% can be refunded by February 4, 2017.


 

Testimonials

Wonderful event. I just retired and will be spending much more time at WB fishing. Great knowledge. — David Hood
Loved it! I learned more in a day than I have the past 10 years! –Mike Godsey
Best money I have spent on fishing.– Will Epperson
Thank you for taking the time to teach! Cast net teacher taught me to throw a larger net when no one else could. — Donna Taylor
Learned more in 4 sessions than 100+ hours online! — Dusty Warren
Great way to spend a winter day learning how to fish smarter and better. — Michael Goins
Best captain’s classes I’ve been to. They are genuine and brutally honest, not just into sales pitches. Love it. — Benny Ford
Great investment of time and money to learn more about Crystal Coast fishing. Will make my time on the water more enjoyable. — Michael Marks
I loved it. I look forward to next year’s fishing school! —  Steve Taylor
The knowledge that the speakers brought to the table was very beneficial to the entire school. -Ethan Brogden
Very educational, and opened up a lot of possibilities. Very friendly guides.-Rodney Duncan
Tremendous array of topics conveyed in a knowledgeable fashion by a variety of true professionals. -Bill Howards
Very organized. Food was good. I felt like I definitely got my money’s worth. -Greg Young
Great school. Immense amount of knowledge with great instructors. -Sean McGowen
Excellent info and content. Well worth the time and money. -Taylor Lyon