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Daytona Beach Kids' Fishing Clinic set for March 27

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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 Clinic.

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 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. Also, the clinics aspire to teach fundamental saltwater fishing skills and provide participants with a positive fishing experience.

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.



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