Fishing newcomers and experienced volunteers are both encouraged to attend the upcoming Learn-to-Fish Clinic – a special event that will be held on Saturday, November 9, in Hatteras village.
“The learn-to-fish clinic is a great opportunity for kids to learn fishing techniques from experienced surf fishing anglers,” stated Michael Barber, Public Affairs Officer for the Cape Hatteras National Seashore.
Hosted by the International Game Fish Association through its Passports to Fishing Program, the free clinic will have all the equipment required to get casting, and students will learn all of the basic fishing techniques and ethical angling practices. Ideal for kids and families who want to learn the ropes of fishing along the Outer Banks, the all-day event is sure to be a fun adventure that highlights the incredible fall fishing that Hatteras Island is known for.
Fishing is catch-and-release-only, and families are encouraged to bring along beach chairs, water, and sunscreen to fully enjoy the day. The Learn-to-Fish Clinic launches from ORV Ramp 55 in Hatteras village, (next to the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum), and takes place on Saturday from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Volunteers are still needed to teach the next wave of island anglers!
Cape Hatteras National Seashore is still looking for volunteers to help teach at the upcoming clinic, and volunteers will assist and provide instruction at various stations. Anyone interested in volunteering to teach surf fishing to the next generation of anglers can contact Amiee Ginnever at 252-475-8306.
The upcoming Learn-to-Fish Clinic is made possible in part from the National Park Foundation, and stems from a partnership of the National Park Service and the International Game Fish Association.