Pechmann Fishing Education Center Releases September Schedule

With fall fishing around the corner, now is a great time to consider taking a fishing class at the Pechmann Fishing Education Center in Fayetteville.

The education center is managed by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission. Each course is led by Wildlife Commission staff or trained volunteers. Most events are free, and a North Carolina fishing license is not required. It’s a great opportunity to spend time outdoors with the family this fall.

September events include:

Sept. 3: Family Fishing Workshop, 6 - 9 p.m. Ages 7 and older.

Sept. 4: Kayak Fishing Workshop, 3 – 8 p.m. Ages 14 and older.

Sept. 7: Intermediate Fly-casting Course, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Ages 13 and older.

Sept. 10: Pier Fishing Workshop, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Ages 13 and older.

Sept. 11: Fish Cookery and Preparation Class for Women, 9:00 a.m. - 3 p.m. Ages 16 and older.

Sept. 15: Fishing for Fat Albert (False Albacore), 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. (virtual)

Sept. 16: Soft Plastics Lure Making Class, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Sept. 23: Fly-tying Forum, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Ages 10 and older.

Sept. 28: Introduction to Fly-casting, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. Ages 13 and older.

Registration for all workshops and classes is available online at, or by calling 910-868-5003.

About the Pechmann Fishing Education Center

The John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center in Fayetteville, N.C. was built in 2007 and is the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s newest education facility. It’s the only fishing education center of its kind in the state. Center instructors teach a variety of aquatic programs to anglers of all ages and abilities, usually free of charge. The Center is funded by grants and the sales of recreational licenses offered by the Wildlife Commission.

About the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission

Since 1947, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has been dedicated to the conservation and sustainability of the state’s fish and wildlife resources through research, scientific management, wise use and public input. The Commission is the state regulatory agency responsible for the enforcement of fishing, hunting, trapping and boating laws and provides programs and opportunities for wildlife-related educational, recreational and sporting activities.

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