Disabled fishermen invited to Richmond

CorrespondentJanuary 22, 2014 

Any angler with a mobility impairment is invited to fish in the Old Dominion Brawl bass tournament May 30-June 1 on the James River at Richmond, Va. The competition is open to active-duty military, veterans and civilians.

“We’re targeting individuals who have had a spinal injury or disease, and maybe think they can’t get back into fishing,” Dan Watkins, the organizer for the Mid-Atlantic Paralyzed Veterans of America’s B.A.S.S.-sanctioned event, said Jan. 12 at the Bass & Saltwater Fishing Expo at the State Fairgrounds in Raleigh.

Boats and able-bodied boat partners also are needed for the PVA Bass Tour event, which Watkins said he hopes N.C. bass clubs will add to their club tour calendars.

Entry deadline is April 30. Contact Watkins at 919-762-9615 or bassingwheels@nc.rr.com. Learn more at www.pva.org.

Fishing school Feb. 1: The Oak Island Saltwater Fishing School will be held on Feb 1. from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Oak Island Recreation Center with regional experts Jerry Dilsaver and Jimmy Price. The cost is $60 in advance or $70 at the door. Contact the Oak Island Recreational Department at 910-278-5518 or Dilsaver at 910-279-6760 or captjerry@captjerry.com.

Fishing school Feb. 8: The Fisherman’s Post Saltwater Fishing School takes place in three N.C. cities over the next few weeks.

• The ninth annual Wilmington school is 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 8 at the Coastline Convention Center. The cost is $90 by Jan. 31 or $100 after.

• The sixth annual Morehead City school is Feb. 22 at the Crystal Coast Civic Center. The cost is $90 by Feb. 14 or $100 after.

• The second Greenville school is March 15 at the Overton’s warehouse at 111 Red Banks Road. Cost is $90 by March 7 or $100 after.

Call 910-452-6378, email school@fishermanspost.com, or go to www.fishermanspost.com.

Herring panel meets: The River Herring Fishery Management Plan Advisory Committee for the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries will meet at 6 p.m. Jan. 23 at the Chowan County Agriculture Center in Edenton.

After reviewing public comments and recommendations from other committees, the advisory committee will choose management strategies for Draft Amendment 2 of the N.C. River Herring Fishery Management Plan.

Call 252-264-3911, or contact Amy.Larimer@ncdenr.gov or Lindsey.Staszak@ncdenr.gov.

Wildlife banquet: The Cape Fear Wildlife Foundation will hold its second Low Country Seafood and BBQ Banquet 7-11 p.m. March 15 at Coastline Convention Center in Wilmington during the March 14-16 Cape Fear Wildlife Expo. Tickets cost $50 solo or $75 couple. Contact W.C. Lanier at wc@capefearwildlifeexpo.com or 910-795-0292.

Guild posts rules: If you’re planning to enter artwork in the East Carolina Wildfowl Guild’s 19th annual East Carolina Wildlife Arts Festival competitions, be sure to check the updated rule book posted at http://tinyurl.com/qfobgz6. The updates include International Wildfowl Carvers Association rules.

Entries may be hand-delivered or mailed to the Feb. 7-9 festival in Washington. Learn more at www.ecwguild.com, or contact the carving competition chairman, Jay Sullivan, at ecwg.carving.competition@gmail.com or 252-414-9223.

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