Basic Kayaking Clinic (2-Days)

May 14th and 21st

Class will be hosted at the New River Wildlife and Conservation Club at 7101 Riverside Dr. Fries, Va 24330

NRWCC is glad to announce a 2-day Basic Kayaking clinic at our Riverside location.  This 2-day clinic will run from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Day 1 and will offer something both for the novice as well as the more experienced.

The Basics – The clinic is free and open to Club members as well as the public.  Space is limited to the first 12 to register.  Age limit for participants is a min. of 12 on the low end to ageless on the high end.

  1. Day 1 – Our clinic will cover
    • Basic Equipment and types and styles of kayaks
    • Personal Safety Equipment
    • Kayak Terminology
    • Paddling Techniques, Reading the Water, and Controlling your Kayak
  1. Day 2Enhance your skills and build your confidence as you take a float trip with your instructors and NRWCC members on a ½ day cruise of the New (section equal to your skill levels).  Starting time t.b.d. at the end of Day 1. 

To sign up & reserve a spot:

 – send an email to NRWCC24330@gmail.com OR

-call or text Keith Andrews at 276-237-3654 with your name and contact info. Confirmation of your acceptance will be sent by return email or text.

-All activities are dependent upon weather forecast and river conditions.

What to bring – a cap, bug juice, sunscreen, water bottle, and rain gear.

-The supporting organizations will provide equipment and instructors.

Fly Fishing Clinic

May 18th and 19th

Class will be hosted at the New River Wildlife and Conservation Club at 7101 Riverside Dr. Fries, Va 24330

NRWCC is glad to announce a 2-day Fly Fishing clinic at our Riverside location. This 2- day clinic will run from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm each day and will offer something both for the novice as well as the more experienced fly fisher.

The Basics – The clinic is free and open to Club members as well as the public.  Space is limited to the first 12 participants. Age limit for participants is a minimum of 12 on the low end to ageless on the high end.

  1. Day 1 – Intro to types and sizes of flyrods, types and weights of fly lines, purpose and use of backer line, fly line, leaders and tippet material.  Types and sizes of flies, bugs, streamers, and poppers.  Matching your rod and line to where you are fishing, the type of fish you are going after, and the types of flies you are using.  To Be or Knot to be – what types of knots do I need to know and where to use them.  The basics (hands on) of fly casting.
  1. Day 2 – Mastering the back cast, learning the roll cast, striping line, mending the line, shooting the line, playing the line, setting the hook, playing and retrieving the fish.  Practice, Practice, Practice.

To sign up & reserve a spot:    –  send an email to  NRWCC24330@gmail.com – OR – call or text Keith Andrews at 276-237-3654 with your name and contact info.      Confirmation of your acceptance will be sent by return email or text.

All activities are dependent upon weather forecast and river conditions.

What to bring – a cap, bug juice, sunscreen, water bottle, and rain gear.

The supporting organizations will provide equipment and instructors.

The more experienced may be asked to share their skills and help the novices on Day 1.