Free Programs Offered at Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education in November

By / Fishing / Monday, 07 November 2016 05:00

BREVARD, N.C. (Oct. 25, 2016) – The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education is offering 10 workshops in November.
The workshops are free. All are open on first-come, first-serve basis and registration is required by registering online at
Nov. 10 – On the Water: Tuckasegee River from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Open to participants 12 and older. Participants can practice their fly-fishing skills on the Tuckasegee River under the supervision of experienced fly-fishing instructors. Participants will learn about delayed-harvest trout regulations, wading, reading the water, fly selection, presentation, casting, knots and stream entomology. Equipment and materials will be provided. Call the Pisgah Center at 828-877-4423 for directions.
Nov. 18 – Leader Building from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Open to ages 12 and older. One often overlooked aspect of fly-fishing is the leader. In this workshop, participants will learn why different leaders make fly-fishing more effective. They will construct furled leaders and hand-tied leaders. Materials will be provided. Participants should bring a bag lunch.
Nov. 19 – Outdoor Cooking from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Open to ages 12 and older. Whether in a camp setting or at home, participants will learn how to prepare a tasty meal over an open wood fire or charcoal briquettes. They also will learn other novelty methods of cooking in an outdoor setting. Participants prepare and eat the food prepared in this class. They should bring a lawn chair. This workshop is open to first-time participants only.
Sign up online ( for any program listed above. In addition to the public programs listed above, the Commission offers group programs for 10 or more people who call to schedule a program. Groups can schedule the date, time and topic of the program. For more information on group programs or the public programs listed above, call 828-877-4423.
The Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education is located near Brevard, just south of Asheville, by the Davidson River in Transylvania County. The center features nature trails and five large aquariums representing aquatic mountain habitats. The center is adjacent to the Bobby N. Setzer State Fish Hatchery, where trout are raised in 54 raceways. The center is open Monday through Saturday from April through November and Monday through Friday from December through March. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
For more information on the Wildlife Commission’s four wildlife education centers and other activities and events, visit


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