Learn a hobby at free Women’s Fishing Clinic in Crystal River
Media contact: Amanda Nalley, 850-410-4943
Learn the skills to successfully cast your line into the sea by registering today for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) Women’s Fishing Clinic in Crystal River on Nov. 14.
Participants will not only take home a lifelong hobby, they will leave with a new appreciation for the marine environment. They will learn the basics of environmental stewardship, fishing ethics, angling skills, safety and the vulnerability of Florida’s marine ecosystems in a fun, laid-back atmosphere.
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 Heather.Sneed@MyFWC.com, or call 850-487-0554.
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 MyFWC.com/License.
Fishing equipment and bait are provided during the clinic but participants are encouraged to bring their own gear.