Spots in the day-long school, which features instruction from some of North Carolina's finest guides and charter captains, cost $150 each. The first 200 adults who register receive a Star Rods Aerial spinning combo valued at $100 and will be entered in a drawing for a Costa Rica fishing trip or a dove hunt in Argentina, both provided by Down East Guide Service. Admission for a second member of a family is $75. To register, call 800-538-4355 or visit www.northcarolinasportsman.com. For information on discounts for military personnel, call 800-538-4355.
The fishing school is sponsored by Star Rods and Sea Striker.
Guides and expert fishermen from the entire North Carolina coast will present seminars on offshore fishing for grouper, wahoo, dolphin and tuna, nearshore fishing for cobia, king mackerel, Spanish mackerel and striped bass, and inshore fishing for trout, redfish, flounder and tarpon, plus cast-netting, rigging, tying knots, reading charts, navigation, weather and fish-finding.Teaching seminars will be Capt. Bryan Dehart from Oregon Inlet, Capt. Chris Kimsey and Capt. Rick Patterson from the Morehead City area, Capt. Ray Massengill and Capt. Noah Lynk from Harkers Island, Capt. Ricky Kellum from Jacksonville, Capt. Rick Bennett, Capt. Butch Foster, Capt. Lee Parsons, Capt. Jody Gay and Capt. Dave Tilley from the Wilmington area, Capt. Jimmy Price from Southport and Capt. Jerry Dilsaver from Oak Island, Capt. Rod Thomas of Georgetown, S.C., and instructors John Knight, Ritchie Gerard, Chip Berry, Ty Conti and Ron Dorsey.