Whether you'd like to build your own fishing rod, learn how to tie your own fishing flies, know the basics of kayak fishing, or take a fishing workshop with your family, the John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center has a program for you in July.

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center is offering four free fishing and boating workshops for people of all ages and skill levels throughout the month of July. Online registration is required for the workshops, which are open on a first-come, first-served basis.

July 7 – Basic Rod Building Course from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Open to ages 16 and older.

July 7 – Family Fishing Workshop from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Open to families with children ages seven and older. 

July 21 – Kayak Fishing Workshop from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Open to ages 14 and older. Children under 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult. 

July 26 – Fly-tying Forum from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Open to ages 10 and older. Students 15 years old and under must be accompanied by an adult.

The John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center is located at 7489 Raeford Road in Fayetteville, across from Lake Rim. Commission staff at the Pechmann Center conducts fishing workshops, events and clinics throughout the year. Most programs are free and open to the public. For more information on the Commission’s four wildlife education centers and other activities and events, visit www.ncwildlife.org/learning.