Panama City free Kids' Fishing Clinic set for June 5
Friday, May 28, 2010
Media contact: Angie Burns, Half Hitch Tackle, 850-234-2621, ext. 1012; 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 Panama City Kids' Fishing
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC), the Florida Foundation for Responsible Angling,
Half Hitch Tackle and the Sport Fish Restoration Program will
present a free Kids' Fishing Clinic for children ages 4-14 on
Saturday, June 5. Registration will be 9 a.m. - noon. The clinic
will be at the Panama City Marina in downtown Panama City.
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
If conditions allow, participants will have the
opportunity to practice their new skills and fish from the marina.
This event is a photo catch-and-release activity, and all
participants must be accompanied by an adult.
Individuals or companies interested in helping
sponsor this event or volunteer at the clinic should contact Angie
Burns with Half Hitch Tackle at 850-234-2621, ext. 1012 or Gus
Cancro with the FWC at 850-488-6058.