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04-21-2010, 03:26 PM

If you like to kayak and you like to fish, hook up with a fishing seminar on Saturday, May 1, at the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. Experienced kayak angler Ashley Williams outlines all you need to know to combine the two pastimes — the qualities of a good fishing kayak, tackle, bait, accessories, regulations and safety considerations.
Williams, now of Pitt County, grew up in Wilmington and has been saltwater fishing since childhood. He captains the Great Outdoor Provision Co.’s kayak fishing team.
A 10-year veteran of kayak fishing, he praises the advantages of the method. He points out that a kayak costs less to buy and maintain than a larger boat, is easy to transport and doesn’t require a launch ramp. On the water, anglers appreciate the maneuverability.
“It can get you into a lot of different waters where a bigger boat would have trouble or couldn’t go at all,” he says.
The presentation is part of a series of Saturday afternoon fishing seminars on various topics. The next session May 22 features Chesson O’Briant’s tips on kite fishing.
Fishing seminars are from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Soundside Hall at the Aquarium, and are free with admission or membership. Registration is not required. Contact Educator Todd Spangler (todd.spangler@ncaquariums.com) at ext. 288 for more information.