Angler Academy

Tuesday, Aug 17, 2021 - Thursday, Sep 30, 2021
Friday-Monday at 8AM, 11AM and 2PM
Gulf State Park Fishing and Education Pier
20800 E. Beach Blvd.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
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Angler Academy
$15 per person, children 5 and under are free

Angler Academy is Gulf State Park’s beginners' guide to becoming a saltwater fisherman. This experience takes place at Gulf State Park’s 1,500-foot pier, the second longest pier in the Gulf.

Learn essential skills, including the rules and regulations of saltwater fishing in the State of Alabama, as well as the tools and necessities every fisherman needs. By the end of this adventure, first-time anglers will have the knowledge necessary to fish on their own. Each angler will practice tying knots, learn about the most commonly used hooks, what type of bait to use, and how to attach the bait to the hooks.

No matter if this is your very first time or your thousandth time, you’ll learn basic concepts and techniques to increase your fishing fun. All equipment is provided.

Tuesday Mornings: 6:00 AM - 8:00 AM & 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Tuesday Evenings: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM & 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Thursday Mornings: 6:00 AM - 8:00 AM & 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Thursday Evenings: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM & 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Duration: 2 hours
Availability: Call for more information
Minimum # of participants: 2
Maximum # of participants: 10
Contact phone number: 251-948-7275 ext. 2101

What to Bring:


For Angler Academy, Gulf State Park will provide your fishing pole, bait, and a temporary license for fishing. After the class, if you are interested in continuing to fish, you may purchase a pier license and rent a rod from the pier tackle shop. Your wristband will be good for all day.