FORT BRAGG, N.C. - By popular demand, Fort Bragg's Fishing 101 class is returning for another year.

Whether you're looking to learn the basics or brushing up on your skills, the Bragg Bass Busters, in conjunction with the Fort Bragg Wildlife Center, invite you to attend their educational fishing class, held at Lower McKellar's Lake on Fort Bragg Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The class is open to all ages and skill levels, from beginner to semi-pro. Children ages 6 and under require parental supervision. Participants will receive valuable, hands-on instruction on topics such as knot-tying, spinning, casting and, for the advanced fisherman, fly-casting.

Come for the class, but stay for the free hot dog lunch and great prizes. In addition to receiving a certificate of completion, participants will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win coolers and fishing equipment.

Jim Foster, co-founder of Bragg Bass Busters, encourages everyone to sign up to learn a new skill and spend a fun day outdoors with the Family.

"Last year was a great success," he said. "Our club members enjoyed it as much as the participants."

Please call the Fort Bragg Wildlife Center at 396-7506 to register.

The class is free, but space is limited - don't let this opportunity be the one that got away.
Fort Bragg fishing permit requirements will be waived for this event. However, ages 16 and older are required to have a N.C. state fishing permit. Short-term and annual permits may be purchased online at or at participating stores.

Please bring your own fishing pole. If you do not have one, a limited supply of fishing equipment will be available for use. We are also asking that you bring a box of red worms.

The Bragg Bass Busters has been a military fishing organization since 1975. Group members meet monthly for both recreational and competitive fishing.

For more information, visit them online at

For questions or comments, please call the Fort Bragg Wildlife Center at 396-7506.