FWC offers Women's Fishing Clinic in Jacksonville
Friday, February 18, 2011
Media contact: Karen Parker, 386-758-0525
Women who want to learn a lifelong hobby and gain
an appreciation for Florida's marine environment in a fun,
laid-back, learning atmosphere can take part in the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation Commission's (FWC) Women's Fishing Clinic
in Jacksonville March 19.
The FWC and community sponsors encourage women in
the Jacksonville area to register for this clinic, which runs from
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Sisters Creek Jim King Boat Ramp, 8203
This free clinic provides women the opportunity to
learn the basics of environmental stewardship, fishing ethics,
angling skills and safety. One of the main objectives of the clinic
is to create responsible marine resource stewards by teaching women
about Florida's fragile marine ecosystems. In addition, organizers
hope to teach fundamental saltwater fishing skills and provide
participants a positive fishing experience.
Fishing equipment and bait will be provided during
the clinic, but participants are welcome to bring their own. If
conditions allow, women will have the opportunity to practice their
newly learned skills and fish from shore.
This event is a catch-and-release activity, and all
participants must have a valid recreational saltwater fishing
license unless they are exempt from fishing license
You must register for this event, and space is
limited. Please e-mail Kelly Campbell at Kelly.Campbell@MyFWC.com
or call 850-488-6058 for registration information.