Anglers, we will be hosting our monthly surf fishing academies on St. Augustine Beach with Guy Harvey Resort Pro Guide and the master of the surf seas, Noel Kuhn. Pack your sunscreen and sunglasses because it will be a full day of hands on learning of surf fishing. You fish with Noel as he takes you through the steps on how to be a better surf fishing angler from how to read the surf, how to use baits, different ways to rig, and learning long-distance casting techniques to reach up to 600’. Fishing poles and tackle are included. This is limited to 10 anglers per class, so mark your calendars and we will see you on the beach!
- Surf Fishing Rigging
- How to read the surf
- Baits to use
- How water temperature affects your success
- What kind of fish can you expect to catch?
- Long distance casting techniques 300’to 600’ and beyond!
- At the end of this seminar you will be a better surf fisherman!
Pricing: $50 / Angler
Class Size: Maximum 10 Anglers
- March 22, 2020 Academy: At Guy Harvey Resort St Augustine Beach from 8:30 am -12:30 pm
- April 19, 2020 Academy: At Guy Harvey Resort St Augustine Beach from 8:30 am -12:30 pm
- May 24, 2020 Academy: Location to be announced on St Augustine Beach (based on fishing bite) from 7:00- 11:00 am
- June 14, 2020 Academy: Location to be announced on St Augustine Beach (based on fishing bite) from 6:00- 10:00 am
- July 19, 2020 Academy: Location to be announced on St Augustine Beach (based on fishing bite) from 6:00- 10:00 am
- August 16, 2020: Location to be announced location on St Augustine Beach (based on fishing bite) from 6:30 am – 10:30 am
- September 13, 2020: Location to be announced on St Augustine Beach (based on fishing bite) from 6:30 am – 10:30 am
- October 11, 2020 Academy: At Guy Harvey Resort St Augustine Beach from 8:30 am -12:30 pm
- November 22, 2020 Academy: At Guy Harvey Resort St Augustine Beach from 8:30 am -12:30 pm
Items to bring: Notepad, Camera, Sunscreen, Hat, Sunglasses, Cooler, Water and Fishing License
Note Academies listed at the Guy Harvey Resort will meet on the beach in front of the hotel. During the summer the fishing bite patterns change where we will set a location near the hotel for anglers to meet up for the academy.
You will be fishing with Noel, so you do need a valid fishing license. Visit FWC to obtain your license prior to the class. The Florida Resident Annual Saltwater Shoreline License is no-cost, but you still need to register for a license prior to the class. Angler without a license will be unable to participate in all the academy activities.
Noel loves all types of fishing, but surf fishing is his passion. One of his quotes is “ It doesn’t matter if it’s Bluegill, Bluefish, or Blue Marlin fishing is a blast when you’ve got the tackle matched with the fish your targeting. “ Noel is a native of Jacksonville and has enjoyed surf fishing for the last 40 years.
He is a founding member of the Florida Surfcasters club. Noel is a past President and is currently on the Board of Directors. He has enjoyed the success of winning club tournaments along with open to the public annual tournaments. With that said, what he gets the most pleasure from is teaching people how to fish. He has been the guest speaker at several other fishing clubs where he has sparked the passion in many new surf anglers. Along with that he runs a guide service specializing in surf fishing from Fernandina south to Daytona. He takes great pride in putting his clients in position to slide fish onto the sand and is at the same time a teacher of conservation, sportsmanship, and stewardship of the beach environment.
Two other ways he expands his passion for the surf is teaching long distance casting and building high quality sand spikes. The spikes are built by hand in his garage. The casting lessons are held at a soccer field where his students can let it fly! Noel said “The look on a student’s face when they first crack 300, 400, or 500 feet is priceless.”
When asked to describe a perfect day of surf fishing he said, “Toes in the sand 30 minutes before sunrise. A 10-mph southeast breeze in your face with three-foot curls breaking in clean water. Sliding some fat Pompano on to the sand. Next a drag screaming six-foot Blacktip going air borne. Then grabbing lunch with fellow surfcasters on the way home. To top it off, dinner that night with my family when I serve them Pompano filets hot off the grill!”
As part of being of the class we ask you to take part in being a responsible angler and support any of the many great organizations that support recreational fishing and conservation for a healthy fishery. Guy Harvey Outpost supports the International Game Fish Association (IGFA), which has been committed to the conservation of game fish and the promotion of responsible, ethical angling practices through science, education, rulemaking, and record keeping. Please consider becoming a member or donating to this excellent organization and do your part of being a responsible angler.