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A few spaces left for free Adult Saltwater Fishing Clinic March 30 in Apollo Beach; register today

Media contact: Amanda Nalley, 850-404-6100 or Amanda.Nalley@MyFWC.com Release Date: 03-22-2019   All Articles Tags:

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is hosting an Adult Saltwater Fishing Clinic on Saturday, March 30 in Apollo Beach.

The free, day-long clinic is from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Suncoast Youth Conservation Center, 6650 Dickman Road.

Advance registration is required. To register, visit MyFWC.com/Calendar and click on the drop-down menu “All Categories” to select the clinic. If you are having issues registering or have other questions, email Rebecca Lucas at Rebecca.Lucas@MyFWC.com, or call 813-922-7962.

The Adult Saltwater Fishing Clinic is for women and men 18 years of age or older. Prior saltwater fishing experience is not needed.

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, all in a fun, laid-back atmosphere.

Lessons include knot tying, 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, participants will have the opportunity to practice their newly learned skills by fishing from shore or a pier. 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.