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Fly fishing class Saturday

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, hosts Fly Fishing, instructed by Captain Paul Rose, certified casting instructor from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, June 9.

Learn the basics of fly fishing, including how to setup gear, fly selection, knot tying and casting. Learn local fly fishing opportunities and destinations.

A licensed North Carolina fishing guide, Rose will include classroom instruction and field practice in casting.

Bring your own rod if you have one, but not required. All materials will be provided. Class costs $50 for garden members or $60 for non-members.

For more information or to register for class, call 704-829-1252 or visit

King of Lake continues

The next King of the Lake event is set for July 14, followed by tournaments Oct. 6 and the championship Oct. 20. Launch and weigh-in are held at Buster Boyd Access Area.

The series is designed to test local anglers at different seasons and times of day, determining an overall top angler for the lake in 2012. The events are sponsored by Lake Wylie Bait & Tackle.

For more information, visit

Lake Wylie Covekeepers meet monthly

Lake Wylie Covekeepers meet at 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month at T-Bones on the Lake.

The Lake Wylie Covekeepers are volunteers who work with Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation to protect the river and Lake Wylie. Covekeepers provide input to public officials about proposals with the potential to impact Lake Wylie, organize cleanup events, collect water quality samples, identify violations of the environmental laws and educate the community about Lake Wylie.

Anyone interested in learning more about issues relating to Lake Wylie or sharing concerns about the Lake are welcome to attend the meetings.

Visit for more information.

Marine group meets monthly

The Lake Wylie Marine Commission will meet June 25 in York County. Meetings are open to the public. For more information, visit