Operation North State's 1st Annual Peer Fishin' Festival

Fulfilling a Recreational Request (NC Coastal Fishing Outing) of NC’s Wounded Warriors and Disabled Veterans


WINSTON-SALEM, NC July 16 – Operation North State (ONS), its supporters and volunteers are calling on North Carolina’s People, Places, Products and Pride to help support the 1st Annual Peer Fishin’ Festival. The event will be held Friday, October 17 at Ocean Crest Pier on Oak Island. ONS is hosting  300 Wounded Warriors, Disabled Veterans and their respective caregivers and/or friends to a great day of pier fishing and friendships. According to Operational North State’s Founder/Volunteer, Terry Snyder, “For the past two years, ONS continued to receive requests from Wounded Warriors, Disabled Veterans and their respective caregivers to provide a coastal fishing event. In June, we decided it’s time to fulfill this much needed recreational  therapeutic outing” .

Peer Fishin' flier - Operation North State

ONS currently hosts bass/crappie fishing festivals on Badin Lake on the Yadkin River. Again, at the request of Wounded Warriors, Disabled Veterans and their respective caregivers, ONS will expand to 5 Top Shelf Fishin’ Festivals  in 2015. The new events will take place on Lake Norman, Jordan Lake and in New Bern.


The 1st Annual Peer Fishin’ Festival is  FREE! But, it’s limited to the first 300 “Fishing Guests” – Wounded Warriors, Disabled Veterans and respective caregivers and/or friends  to sign up. To register, send an email to mailbox@operationnorthstate.com.  Provide your name, email address, telephone number, branch of military service and what North Carolina town you call home.


Pier-mates (folks that fish NC’s piers and surf daily) will be volunteering their expertise, assistance and equipment. Lunch and refreshments will be served; and, there will be prizes. Ocean Crest Pier is DONATING the pier. ONS is expecting a full pier of 400 folks including 300 fishing guests, volunteers, sponsors and supporters.


ONS is requesting the following assistance:

  • Register a Wounded Warrior / Disabled Veteran
  • Volunteer
  • Distribute and post the event flyer; share with email and Facebook friends too!
  • Donate product and/or cash donations for the lunch, snacks, beverages and prizes


For additional information or to show your support, contact Terry Snyder, ONS Founder/Volunteer at mailbox@operationnorthstate.com or call 336.764.5967.

Event updates are available on Facebook: Operation North State – Photo Album – 2014 1st Annual Peer Fishin’ Festival