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Adult and Women's Saltwater Fishing Clinics

Virtual Saltwater Fishing Clinics

Spring 2021 virtual sessions are now full. We will post recorded sessions in the future. We hope to run virtual clinics again in fall 2021. 

Join us for virtual sessions to learn how to saltwater fish and help conserve our marine resources for the future. Discover the importance of fisheries conservation and stewardship through the fun and exciting sport of fishing! Sessions will include topics on conservation, rods and reels, tackle, baits, rigs, knot tying, habitats, fish handling, best practices and additional resources. View course dates below and register now!

Virtual clinic sessions are currently full. Don’t worry, later this year we’ll post videos of these virtual clinics.

Registration is required and must be completed two days prior to the session date. Participation is limited to 50 anglers per course; anglers who register after the 50-person limit has been reached will be put on a waiting list. Virtual clinics are designed for beginner anglers age 16 and older. Anglers must use Microsoft Teams to participate.

Calendar: Find a Virtual Saltwater Fishing Clinic today. 

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Virtual Saltwater Fishing Clinics 

Offered as a course that includes seven separate one-hour sessions held every Tuesday evening from 6:30-7:30 p.m. EST for seven consecutive weeks. Anglers must be able to attend all seven sessions. Each course has the same content, so anglers only need to register for one course. Those who attend a course will receive a free starter tackle box. Register here. 

Virtual Saltwater Fishing Clinic seven-week courses: ALL COURSES ARE FULL

  • Jan. 19 (includes seven sessions)
  • March 9 (includes seven sessions)
  • April 27 (includes seven sessions)

We hope to add additional courses in fall 2021.

Mini Virtual Saltwater Fishing Clinics

You'll learn about saltwater fishing and conservation in a bite-size format to fit your busy schedule. These 90-miniute virtual events will be held once a month on a Thursday evening from 6-7:30 p.m. EST. Each session has the same content, so anglers only need to register for one single session. Register here.

Mini Virtual Saltwater Fishing Clinic sessions: ALL SESSIONS ARE FULL

  • Jan. 28 (single session)
  • Feb. 25 (single session)
  • March 25 (single session)
  • April 22 (single session)
  • May 13 (single session)
  • June 10 (single session)

We hope to add additional sessions in fall 2021.

Adult and Women's Saltwater Fishing Clinics

Calendar: Find an Adult or Women's Saltwater Fishing Clinic today. In-person clinics are not being offered at this time.

These one-day, shore-based events are 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. 

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 woman holding fish at a Women's Fishing Clinic
Photo of women fishing from shore

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.