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Learn a hobby at free Women’s Fishing Clinic in Panama City

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Monday, March 19, 2012

Media contact: Amanda Nalley, 850-487-0554

Women who want a lifelong hobby that teaches appreciation for Florida’s marine environment in a laid-back learning atmosphere should attend the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) Women’s Fishing Clinic in Panama City.

Besides being fun, the clinic is free.

The FWC encourages women in the area to register soon for the March 31 Women’s Fishing Clinic. The clinic is from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. at St. Andrews State Park. Advance registration is required, and classes are capped at 25 participants.

This clinic enables women to learn the basics of environmental stewardship, fishing ethics, angling skills and safety. Participants will complete skill stations such as knot tying, casting, rod rigging, cast net throwing, fish handling and more.

Fishing equipment and bait will be provided during the clinic, but participants can bring their own gear such as rods and reels, tackle and cast nets. All participants must bring their own lunch and refreshments.

This event includes a catch-and-release activity, so participants who wish to practice fishing from a nearby pier must have a valid recreational saltwater fishing license unless exempt. Learn more about how to obtain your recreational saltwater license at Licenses can be purchased online or by calling 888-FISH-FLORIDA.

Please email Jennifer Saranzak at or call 352-543-9219, ext. 216, to register and for more information on the clinic.

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