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Free Women’s Saltwater Fishing Clinic coming up on St. George Island!

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Friday, May 20, 2016

Media contact: Amanda Nalley, 850-410-4943 or

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is hosting a Women’s Saltwater Fishing Clinic on St. George Island June 4.

The free, day-long clinic is from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the St. George Island State Park, 1900 E. Gulf Beach Drive, St. George Island.

Advance registration is required.To register or get more information, email Heather Sneed at, or call 850-487-0554.

Participants will take home a lifelong hobby and leave with a new appreciation for the marine environment. They will learn the basics of conservation stewardship, fishing ethics, angling skills, safety and the vulnerability of Florida’s marine ecosystems in a fun, laid-back atmosphere.

Lessons include knot tying, cast netting, rod and reel rigging, 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. This event falls on a saltwater license-free fishing day, therefore a fishing license is not required to participate, but the FWC encourages all to purchase a fishing license so they are ready for their next fishing excursion. Saltwater fishing licenses can be purchased at your local tackle shop or online. Learn more by visiting

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

FWC Facts:
Although designed primarily for women, Becoming an Outdoors-Woman workshops are a great way for anyone 18 or older to learn a variety of outdoor skills.

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