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Free Women’s Saltwater Fishing Clinics coming up in Fort Pierce, Melbourne Beach

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Thursday, March 02, 2017

Media contact: Amanda Nalley, 850-410-4943 or Amanda.Nalley@MyFWC.com

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is hosting two Women’s Saltwater Fishing Clinics soon, one in Fort Pierce March 17 and one in Melbourne Beach March 18.

The free, day-long clinics are from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. at Fort Pierce Inlet State Park, 905 Shorewinds Dr., Fort Pierce, and at Sebastian Inlet State Park, 9700 S. State Highway A1A, Melbourne Beach.

Advance registration is required. To register or get more information, email Heather Sneed at Heather.Sneed@MyFWC.com, 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. All participants must have a valid recreational saltwater fishing license unless exempt. Saltwater fishing licenses can be purchased at your local tackle shop or online. Learn more by visiting MyFWC.com/License.

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



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