Fishing in Fuquay-Varina


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After a day plowing the fields, the young Dan Andrews would jump from the tractor, feel his boots sink into the freshly turned earth, and then grab his rifle for an evening of hunting on his family's farm. Once he graduated college, Andrews found himself wanting to share his passion for the outdoors, forged by experiences such as hunting trophy buck and stalking duck along the farmland's creek beds. He returned to the land that had sustained his family for five generations and founded Drake Landing. Today, Andrews and his team—which includes staff claiming accreditation by the National Sporting Clays Association—oversee a preserve that spans separate ranges for shooting sporting clays, pistols, and rifles. In addition to maintaining rigorous safety standards at the ranges, crews also supervise a 3-D archery course out in the forest. For outdoorsmen desiring live field experience, Drake Landing's team leads guided upland hunting for pheasant and quail as well as hunting trips for dove, deer, and Red October.
3146 Chalybeate Springs Road
Fuquay Varina,
NC
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Nestled within Lil' Black Creek Farm's 150 sprawling acres, Country Fun Park's tree-enclosed fields play host to myriad outdoor activities. Guests can spend an afternoon sniping out foes in the 3-acre, custom-designed paintball arena or take advantage of pig picking or spending time with farmer Ben's animals to barrage them with tactical assaults of love and affection. Golfers hone swings under the open sky at the driving range.
3444 Plain View Church Road
Angier,
NC
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A fishing bobber quivers atop the water's surface and plunges swiftly downward to indicate a fish has taken the bait. At the other end of the line, a young girl takes hold of the rod as her family cheers her on. Greggofish Guide Service owner Greg Griffin forges memories like these, leading lighthearted family trips or aquatic excursions to catch specific species such as largemouth bass. The captain welcomes groups aboard his Carolina Skiff?a 24-foot vessel with a T-top that offers shade and cover from fishes' spy satellites. Though an accomplished fisherman, Greg doesn't cast his own line during charters. Instead, he gives full attention to his passengers, helping them use provided supplies such as rods, reels, and bait. Greg also maintains an online tutorial page, where fledgling fishers can go for tips or to send fish e-vites to their next barbecue.
4420 Bartley Holleman Road
New Hill,
NC
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Trees sway on the shoreline. A bald eagle arcs across the sky. The lake ripples as a pontoon boat calmly cuts through its surface. The captains of Jordan Lake Pontoon Cruises, who are licensed for guiding on inland lakes, usher their passengers across the lake on various excursions from morning to night. On the seasonal Fall Leaf Cruise, they showcase the area's colorful fall foliage, and on Eagle-Viewing Cruises they help passengers catch glimpses of the lake's large bald-eagle population. They also lead guided fishing trips and charter the boat for swimming and fishing excursions. On select tours, captains provide breakfast and coffee or snacks, and invite passengers to board with their own drinks.
2577 Beaver Creek Road
Apex,
NC
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Over the last nine years, Motiva Events puts together more than 125 coporate team-building and incentive events customized to each business, large and small, and its goals. Motiva organizes everything from sporting events?including beach volleyball and night-and-day orienteering?to high-tech scavenger hunts that rely on tablets and smartphones. It also arranges corporate retreats, which feature local activities mixed in with special meals.
2719 Anderson Drive
Raleigh,
NC
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For more than 30 years, Water World Scuba & Marine's experienced staff has mentored aspiring amphibians with a medley of scuba courses. The Discover Scuba class outlines basic subaquatic skills in an area pool, and outfits students with all the necessary equipment for a proper first-time plunge. Schools of 8–10 swimmers follow PADI lesson plans during the one-hour seminar, which permits pupils to flipper down to an average dive depth of 12 feet—the ideal depth for safely making raspberries at passing jet skiers. After the course, participants may opt to continue their underwater education and credit their time toward future PADI Open Water Diver certification. Aquanauts should call ahead to reserve classes, and must bring their own bathing suit, towel, and sea-snake-handling tongs.
135 S Miami Blvd
Durham,
NC
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