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Free Women’s Fishing Clinic in Crystal River
Free Women’s Fishing Clinic in Crystal River

Crystal River, FL-- The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will offer a FREE Women's Fishing Clinic this coming Saturday. 

"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 learning atmosphere," explains a release about the clinic.

Attendees will learn knot tying, cast netting, rod and reel rigging, boating safety, how to be a responsible marine resource steward, marine fish and habitat identification, catch-and-release techniques and more. Then- if weather permits- there will be an opportunity to practice newly learned skills along the shore. 

 

Organizers say participants must have a valid recreational saltwater fishing license unless exempt, and that saltwater fishing licenses can be purchased at local tackle shops or online. Learn more by visiting MyFWC.com/License.

Fishing equipment and bait will be provided during the clinic, but participants are encouraged to bring their own gear.

The day-long clinic is set to take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Fort Island Trail Park, 12073 W. Fort Island Trail.

Advance registration is required, and the event is capped at 20 participants, so you are encouraged to contact Jennifer Saranzak to register. Email Jennifer.saranzak@myfwc.com or call 352-543-9219, ext. 216 to do so.

 

 

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