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Adult and Women's Saltwater Fishing Clinics

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Adult and Women's Saltwater Fishing Clinics are one-day, shore based events designed to introduce women and men to saltwater fishing and educate participants on how to be responsible, ethical stewards of Florida's marine resources. Programs are free to the public 18 years or older, and require a saltwater fishing license to attend. 

Photo of woman holding fish at a Women's Fishing Clinic

A variety of skill stations and lecture topics are offered and include Inshore Fishing, Cast Netting, Knot Tying, Conservation and more. The day ends with an opportunity for all participants to put their newly learned skills to work as they fish from shore. Participants may borrow fishing gear from the FWC but are encouraged to bring their own equipment.

Photo of women fishing from shore

Clinics are currently offered in the Cedar Key, Crystal River, Sebastian, Panama City, Jacksonville, St. George Island, Apollo Beach, Pensacola and Ocala areas and are run by the Outreach and Education section of the Division of Marine Fisheries Management, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. 

Interested in attending or hosting a clinic? Review our activity manual and view our calendar. To learn more, contact the Division of Marine Fisheries Management Outreach and Education at or (850) 487-0554.

The FWC's involvement is funded in part by money from the Sport Fish Restoration Program. This national program collects money from excise taxes on fishing equipment, import duties on fishing equipment and boats, and taxes on motorboat and small-engine fuels.