Free Kids’ Fishing Clinic promises day of learning, fun
Monday, June 13, 2011
Media contact: Joy Hill, 352-258-3426
Teaching children a lifelong hobby, instilling appreciation for
our marine environment and providing a fun family outing are the
objectives for this month's Kids' Fishing Clinic in Cape
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will
offer a free Kids' Fishing Clinic for children between the ages of
4 and 15 on Saturday, June 25. The clinic will take place at Cruise
Terminal #3, from 9 a.m. to noon. Advance registration is not
This free clinic enables young people to learn the basics of
environmental stewardship, fishing ethics, angling skills and
safety. In addition, environmental displays will offer participants
a unique chance to experience Florida's marine life firsthand.
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. In addition, organizers hope to teach fundamental
saltwater fishing skills and provide participants a positive
Fishing equipment and bait will be provided for kids to use
during the clinic, but organizers encourage children who own
fishing tackle 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
Individuals or companies interested in helping sponsor this
event or volunteering at the clinic should call Eric Griggs at
321-986-7596, or the FWC's Nancy Fisher at 850-488-6058.
To find out more on
taking a kid fishing, go to MyFWC.com/Fishing/Saltwater.