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Kids' Saltwater Fishing Clinics

Saltwater Fishing Clinics

Kids' Saltwater Fishing Clinics are run by partners who host clinic events throughout Florida. Contact if you are interested in hosting a clinic and are seeking FWC support.

Interested groups may view our Kid's Fishing Clinic Protocol for information on how to structure these one-day, shore-based events designed to create responsible marine resource stewards by teaching youth the vulnerability of Florida's marine ecosystems. In addition, clinics teach fundamental saltwater fishing skills and provide youth with a positive fishing experience. 

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Fishing Skill Stations

Youth learn through five saltwater fishing skill stations provided at events conducted by partners:

  1. Knot Tying
  2. Fishing Tackle
  3. Good Angler
  4. Habitat
  5. Casting

After approximately one hour of instruction, most clinics provide the opportunity to fish. And when you go fishing, please remember to Stash the Trash!

Florida Youth Conservation Centers Network

The Florida Youth Conservation Centers Network (FYCCN) offers fishing clinics, fishing camps, and other activities through various partner locations around Florida. FYCCN aims to uphold Florida's outdoor heritage by educating and empowering Florida's youth and educators with outdoor know-how and conservation concepts. 

Contact for more information.


Outdoor Weekend Learning Seminars

The FWC now offers Outdoor Weekend Learning Seminars (O.W.L.S.) designed to provide women, youth and families with hands-on opportunities to learn how to safely and responsibly enjoy fishing, paddling, camping, shooting sports, and other outdoor activities. These seminars are for people who want to learn new outdoor skills or build on their existing ones. They are also a great opportunity to meet others who enjoy the outdoors!

Contact for more information.

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