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Free Women’s Saltwater Fishing Clinic coming up in

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Friday, September 22, 2017

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

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is hosting a Women’s Saltwater Fishing Clinic in Crystal River on Saturday, Oct. 7.

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

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. 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

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

FWC Facts:
Boat/PWC renters who are required by law to have a boater education ID card must carry the card or its equivalent before the facility may rent to them.

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