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Wilmington In-Person School

Want to catch more fish more often in 2022?

Fisherman’s Post, the media group that covers all the saltwater fishing action along the Carolina coast, will be hosting its twelfth annual Wilmington In-Person Saltwater Fishing School on Saturday, February 26, 2022, in downtown Wilmington at Cape Fear Community College’s Union Station Building (5th floor) from 7:30 am-5:00 pm.

New this year, you can also gain access to video recordings of all the Main Seminars, and the video recordings are available for those who attend in-person or for those that wish to enjoy all the knowledge and insights from the comfort of their home (and have unlimited access for months after the school date). Click here for more info on the Wilmington Main Seminar Video Recordings.

Click here for a list of Wilmington Captains and Instructors.

Click here for the Wilmington School Schedule.

Ordering Tickets

Click here for the Wilmington Print Registration Form or click here for the Wilmington Online Registration Form.

Note: if you would like to purchase video access in addition to your in-person ticket, there is a place on the print and online form where you can do so.

This year’s Fisherman’s Post in-Person Saltwater Fishing Schools are staffed by more than 20 local captains who will share their experience and insights on inshore, nearshore, surf, kayak, offshore, and blue water fishing. They’ll cover a range of topics that includes techniques, equipment, strategy, locations, terminal tackle, electronics, bait, etc.

The captains selected for the Saltwater Fishing Schools are specialists in their field, and their backyard waters include Wrightsville Beach, Carolina Beach, Sneads Ferry, Topsail, Swansboro, Southport, Oak Island, Ocean Isle, Little River, Cape Lookout, and Morehead City.

There will be main seminars and several rigging stations going on concurrently all day long, so you will always be able to find a session that most interests you.

The main seminars will have up to three captains working together to thoroughly cover their particular subject material, as well as give their different perspectives on what works for them. All of the main seminars will be recorded, and you can purchase access to those recordings. There is an Offshore Main Seminar ticket and an Inshore Main Seminar ticket.

The breakout sessions are smaller and give greater access to the captain/instructor. This personal approach will greatly enhance the walk-away knowledge you receive from the school.

The school is supplied by Tex’s Tackle and our many tackle manufacturer sponsors.

Click here for a list of other Wilmington School Sponsors.

In-Person Tickets

The cost of the in-person school is $100 by February 19 or $115 after February 19. Seats are limited, though, so early registration is recommended.

In addition to the full day of learning and interacting with our captains, the price includes a Fish School t-shirt, breakfast, snacks, drinks, a Chicken/BBQ lunch, a goodie bag, and door prizes.

Click here for the Wilmington Print Registration Form or click here for the Wilmington Online Registration Form.

Note: if you would like to purchase video access in addition to your in-person ticket, there is a place on the print and online form where you can do so.

Parking & Host Hotel

There is pay parking in the new convention center parking deck (next to the Coastline Convention Center parking lot) and the CFCC parking deck (across the street from the Coastline parking lot), and the CFCC pay parking deck would be the most convenient parking choice. There are also some free CFCC parking lots located a couple of blocks away, as well as limited metered parking on the surrounding streets.

Click here for the Wilmington School Parking Map.

Our host hotel is Best Western Coastline Inn at 503 Nutt Street, Wilmington, NC 28401, with a “Fisherman’s Post fishing school” rate of $119.00. For reservations, you can call them directly at (910) 763-2800. Be sure to make your reservation by January 25, 2022, and ask for the “fishing school” rate.

How Do I Get Tickets?

1. Pick up your tickets in Wilmington at Tex’s Tackle or West Marine — Wilmington.

2. Order tickets over the phone using your credit card at (910) 452-6378.

3. Print and fill out a Wilmington Print Registration Form, and then mail it in with a check or money order to Fisherman’s Post, 1320 Audubon Blvd., Wilmington, NC 28403.

4. Order tickets online using VISA, MasterCard, or PayPal by using a Wilmington Online Registration Form.

Cancellation Policy: 80% of ticket price can be refunded by February 12, 2022; 60% can be refunded by February 24, 2022.


Jack Buckley: “Traveled 6.5 hours to attend. Looking forward to next year!”

Pat C: “This was my 1st school and I loved it! I’ll be back next year!!”

Mike Pierce: “Best money I’ve spent on fishing.”

Judd McAdams: ” Excellent seminar. Something for every level and fishing preference. Coming back next year!”

James Miles: “Great school!!”

Henk Drenth: “Would recommend anyone who likes saltwater fishing to attend annually.”

Sherry McLin: “I enjoyed this experience very much! Hope it’ll help me catch a lot of fish.”

Brice Bailey: “I had a very enjoyable day and appreciate everyone’s hard work. Very good information provided by all the guides.”

Tommy Mikals: “The guides were very knowledgeable and a lot of fun. They did not talk above us. They seemed to genuinely want us to be better fishermen.”

Lonnie Baker: “Completely enjoyed the entire day. Great Captains!! Very organized. First class all the way.”

Brandon R. Swemons: “Had a great time. This was my second time here. I will be back.”

Steve Lewis: “Last year I attended the Saltwater Sportsman Seminar Series and was extremely disappointed. Your seminar was the exact opposite experience, and I’ll be back again next year.”

Angie B.: “Superbly organized! My first time at this school and I learned a tremendous amount; much more than expected. The tickets were money well spent.”

David McGrath: “Great course, can’t wait to get out there and fish!”

Calvin Clayton: “Very helpful, enjoyed it and will attend again. Almost as good as fishin!”

Gene McLeod: “Excellent day—very insightful. Thank You!”

Dave Johnson: “Great School—would recommend to others interested in learning more about local fishing.”