News Release By Amanda Nalley | Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Learn the skills to successfully cast your line into the sea by attending the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) Women’s Fishing Clinic in Pensacola on Dec. 5.
Participants will not only take home a lifelong hobby, they are apt to 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 Big Lagoon State Park, 12301 Gulf Beach Highway, Pensacola. 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. Full details here…