Daytona Beach Kids' Fishing Clinic set for March 27
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Media contact: Andy White (Halifax Sport Fishing Club), 386-299-0964; 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 Daytona Beach Kids' Fishing
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC), Halifax Sport Fishing Club, the Sport Fish
Restoration Program and Fish Florida present a free Kids' Fishing
Clinic for children ages 6-13 on Saturday, March 27.
Registration is 9 a.m. - noon. The clinic will be at
the Sunglow 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
Organizers are supplying fishing equipment and bait
for children to use during the clinic but encourage those who own
fishing tackle to bring it. They will also give a limited number of
rods and reels 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. An adult must
accompany all participants.
Individuals or companies interested in helping
sponsor this event or volunteering at the clinic should contact
Andy White with the Halifax Sport Fishing Club at 386-299-0964 or
Gus Cancro with the FWC at 850-488-6058.