Carolina Fly Fishing Club

Watercraft Safety and Handling

  • 07 May 2017
  • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Lake Norman State Park, Troutman, NC


  • Minimum 6 with Maximum 10 students.

Come and learn the basics of watercraft safety and fly fishing from a canoe, kayak or pontoon boat.
Registration is closed

Watercraft Safety and Handling

Sunday, May 7, 2017 
10:00 am - 2:00 pm 
Lake Norman State Park, Troutman, NC - on lake behind visitor center.

Deadline for Registering is Sunday, April 23 so we can plan for enough equipment.

Cost: FREE - Donations appreciated.

Registration: Minimum 6, Maximum 10 students.

Instructors: Richard Griggs of Carolina Mountain Sports and other experienced CFFC members.

This class will be taught in a large quiet cove behind the Lake Norman State Park Visitor Center. Bring your own watercraft and life jacket if you have one. We will have a few canoes and kayaks for you to try if you don’t have your own. The class will teach the basics of handling water craft such as canoes, kayaks, and personal pontoon boats, all popularly used for fly fishing. We will cover watercraft safety as well as how to prepare for a safe and effective fishing outing.

There are times when it is easier and more feasible to fly fish from a small, personal watercraft than it is to wade or fish from a large boat.  Fishing from these smaller craft is also fun and pretty relaxing. But, getting into a canoe or kayak for the first time might seem a little unstable and difficult, especially on moving water. Fishing from a canoe or kayak is much easier once you know a few basic strokes, how to read water, how to lean on your paddle for stability and a few basic self-rescue techniques just in case you do wind up in the water.

Bring your own beverages and lunch. A covered pavilion is available. 

Lake Norman State Park 
759 State Park Road
Troutman, NC 28166
Phone: 704-528-6350

Carolina Fly Fishing Club PO Box 3451 Huntersville, NC 28070

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