Naples Kids' Fishing Clinic set for April 24
Friday, April 16, 2010
Media contact: Laura Almand, (239) 213-1441 ext 203; or Gus Cancro (FWC), 850-488-6058
Teaching children a lifelong hobby, instilling an
appreciation for our marine environment and providing a fun, family
outing are the objectives for the Naples Kids' Fishing Clinic.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC), the Foundation of Marine Industries Association
of Collier County Inc., the Sport Fish Restoration Program and Fish
Florida will present a free Kids' Fishing Clinic for children age
4-16 on Saturday, April 24. Registration will be 9 a.m. - noon. The
clinic will be at the Naples City Fishing Pier.
This free event will enable young people to learn
the basics of environmental stewardship, fishing ethics, angling
skills and safety. In addition, environmental displays will provide
participants with a unique chance to experience Florida's marine
Kids' Fishing Clinics strive toward several goals,
but the main objective is to create responsible marine resource
stewards by teaching children about the vulnerability of Florida's
marine ecosystems. Also, the clinics aspire to teach fundamental
saltwater fishing skills and provide participants with a positive
Fishing equipment and bait will be supplied for
children to use during the clinic, but those who own fishing tackle
are encouraged to bring it. A limited number of rods and reels will
be given away to participants upon completion of the clinic.
If conditions allow, participants will have the
opportunity to practice their new skills and fish from the pier.
This event is a photo catch-and-release activity, and an adult must
accompany all participants.
Individuals or companies interested in helping
sponsor this event or volunteering at the clinic should contact
Laura Almand at 239-213-1441, ext. 203, or Gus Cancro with the FWC