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Fishing family with Tarboro history suffers on-water tragedy
Twenty-eight year old Graham Patrick Hoard’s young, promising life ended Jan. 12, as he was fishing from his kayak in the waters of Queens Creek near his home in Swansboro.
Beginner’s guide to fishing on the Pamlico
Pamlico-Tar River Foundation presents a fishing clinic titled, “Beginner’s Guide to
Fishing the Pamlico” Saturday, February 16 at 8:30 am to 12:30 p.m. at the NC DENR Division of Marine Fisheries Conference Room, at 934 Washington Square Mall, in Washington, NC.
Wayne Harrell Wins 2013 Tight Lines Tar River First Hickory Shad Contest
Lifelong Tarboro resident, Wayne Harrell, claimed a $1,000 value prize package
in catching this season’s first hickory shad, on a yellow spoon, at approximately 8 a.m. Saturday morning. Harrell was competing in the Tight Lines 2013 Tar River First Hickory Shad Contest.
TASS membership meeting scheduled for February 12
Tuesday, February 12th is the annual TASS (Tarboro Association of Saltwater Sportsman) general membership meeting being held this year at 6:30 p.m. at the Leggett Ruritan Club on NC Highway 33. Dinner will be catered by The Filling Station, and TASS members can purchase plates for $5.
Let me take you to school with ‘Shad 101’
As you read this, thousands of Hickory shad and American shad, which we call white shad locally, are leaving the Atlantic Ocean entering the Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds, and heading up freshwater rivers to spawn. Fish that live in saltwater, but travel to and reproduce in freshwater are classified as anadromous. Striped bass, better known as rockfish, also follow this process several months after the shad.
Boundaries set for 2013 Tar River first hickory shad contest
This Saturday, January 19th is the first official day of the 2013 Tar River First Hickory Shad Contest. We’ve got all of the i’s dotted and t’s crossed for this third annual contest.
Saltwater fishing schools adds Greenville location
Fishing is not an exact science. However, those that depend mostly on luck don’t usually find much of it. If you want to be good at anything, you need to become a student of your desired subject.
Looking back on a very productive 2012 fishing season
My 2012 fishing season was a good one. Maybe my best ever! It was all about hickory shad, white shad, rockfish, and speckled trout. More important, than the fish themselves, were the people I met and fished with along the way. Old friendships were renewed, and new relationships forged every place I wet a hook. Anglers are some of the nicest, friendliest, and most helpful people you will ever meet. I say this with tongue in cheek of course, but I don’t trust a man that doesn’t fish.
Chance to win $1k prize package in hickory shad contest
Ever met a hickory shad worth a thousand dollar prize package? You will, if you win the 2013 Tar River First Hickory Shad Contest. Rules? The unique and interesting thing about this contest is that there are few rules and regulations. It’s open to everybody, no entry fee or registration needed.
Last minute Christmas gift suggestions for anglers
Anglers are not hard to buy for because gifts can range from an inexpensive pack of hooks to a new high-dollar bass boat, depending on your gift budget and bank account. If you are not an angler, but buying for one, seek help from the experts.
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