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Learn a hobby at free Women’s Fishing Clinic in Crystal River

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Media contact: Amanda Nalley, 850-410-4943

Women can learn the skills to successfully cast a line into the sea by attending the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Women’s Fishing Clinic Nov. 17 in Crystal River.

Participants will not only take home a lifelong hobby, they will leave with a new appreciation for the marine environment. They will learn the basics of environmental stewardship, fishing ethics, angling skills, safety and the vulnerability of Florida’s marine ecosystems in a fun, laid-back learning atmosphere.

The free, day-long clinic is from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. at Fort Island Trail Park, 12073 W. Fort Island Trail.

Advance registration is required, and the event is capped at 20 participants.

Lessons include knot tying, cast netting, rod and reel rigging, boating safety, how to be a responsible marine resource steward, marine fish and habitat identification, catch-and-release techniques and more.

If conditions allow, women will have the opportunity to practice their newly learned skills by fishing from shore. This event is a catch-and-release activity, and all participants must have a valid recreational saltwater fishing license unless exempt. Saltwater fishing licenses can be purchased at local tackle shops or online. Learn more by visiting MyFWC.com/License.

Fishing equipment and bait will be provided during the clinic, but participants are encouraged to bring their own gear.

Please email Jennifer Saranzak at Jennifer.Saranzak@MyFWC.com or call 352-543-9219, ext. 216 to register or for more information.



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