Surf Fishing Classes are offered yearly, October thru April. The new 2017 & 2018 schedule is posted below.

General Info

Classes are held from October – May in various venues on Florida’s Space Coast including Melbourne and Satellite Beach. Some classes are held in a classroom environment while others are actually held on the beach. Please see below for class and location details. Private group classes can be arranged, please contact John at 321-777-5554 for more details and class schedules.

Surf Fishing 101 – “The First Step”

A 2 hour surf fishing class designed to introduce individuals to the basics of surf fishing. Discussion centers on the equipment needed to enjoy a productive surf fishing day at the beach. This instruction covers a number of points that the surf angler needs to know to go surf fishing and have fun doing it. Topics include: rod and reel selection, support equipment, casting, bait rigging, reading tides, choosing baits, fishing locations, regulations and more will be discussed.

Long Distance Surf Casting

A 2 hour hands on instructional class covering rods, reels, line and a beach surf casting session. Learn the casting methods and techniques to get the bait to where the fish are and then get your catch back to shore. Register for this class with John at 321-777-5554.

River Fishing

A 2 hour course introducing anglers to the tactics of river fishing: learn the how, where, and when of river fishing on the Banana River lagoon. Course includes, discussion on equipment, rods, reels, various fishing rigs, hard and soft plastic baits, live baiting, knots, state and local regulations.

Bait

A 2 hour course detailing the methods of catching, caring and storage of various live baits. Anglers will learn where and when to catch bait and how to fish it successfully. The course will also detail several methods for storing various baits such as sand fleas and mullet over time.

Surf Fishing For Snook

A 2 hour course providing anglers with the basics of surf fishing for snook, reds and other game fish in the surf. Includes discussion on lures, rigging, baits hard and soft plastics, live baiting, knots, rods and reels.

Class Schedule and Locations


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Class Schedule
Pre-registration required. Contact host location for details.
Surf Fishing Class - 1:30 PM

Barrier Island Center
Surf Fishing Class - 1:30 PM
Barrier Island Center
Surf Fishing Class - 6:00 PM
Gleason Park Recreation Center
Surf Fishing Class - 6:00 PM
Gleason Park Recreation Center
Surf Fishing Class - 6:00 PM
Gleason Park Recreation Center
Surf Fishing Class - 6:00 PM
Gleason Park Recreation Center
Surf Fishing Class - 1:30 PM
Barrier Island Center
Surf Fishing Class - 1:30 PM
Barrier Island Center
Surf Fishing Class - 6:00 PM
Gleason Park Recreation Center
River Fishing Class - 1:30 PM
10 Apr 2018
Barrier Island Center
River Fishing Class - 6:00 PM
19 Apr 2018
Gleason Park Recreation Center

Class Locations
Gleason Park Recreation Center
1233 Yacht Club Blvd.
Indian Harbour Beach, FL 32937
321-773-0552
Barrier Island Center
8385 South Hwy. AIA
Melbourne Beach, FL 32951
321-723-3556
Register with John at 321-777-5554
South Beach Community Center
500 Old Florida Trail
Melbourne Beach, FL 32951
321-952-3210