Friday, June 21, 2013

Free Kid's Fishing Clinic In Port Canaveral June 29, 2013


PORT CANAVERAL, Florida -- Teaching children a lifelong hobby, instilling appreciation for our marine environment and providing fun, family outings are the objectives for the the 19th Annual Kid’s Fishing Clinic, organizers say.


This free clinic takes place from 9 a.m. to noon on June 29, 2013 at Port Canaveral Cruise Terminal Number 4 located at 220 Christopher Columbus Drive.


The clinic enables young people between the ages of 5 and 15 to learn the basics of environmental stewardship, fishing ethics, rod and reel selection, knot tying, tackle selection, fishing ethics, plus water and boating safety.



There will be environmental displays of local marine wildlife and aquatic “touch” tanks to offer participants a unique chance to experience Florida’s marine life firsthand.  Kids’ fishing clinics strive to achieve several goals, but the main objective is to create responsible marine-resource stewards by teaching children about the vulnerability of Florida’s marine ecosystems.


Last year, more than 600 kids and their parents attended the clinic.  Fishing equipment and bait will be provided for kids to use during the clinic, but organizers encourage children who own fishing tackle to bring it.  A limited number of rods and reels will be given away to participants upon completion of the clinic.  


Hot dogs and soft drinks are also provided.  This event is a photo catch-and-release activity, and an adult must accompany all participants.


This fishing clinic is offered by the Florida Sport Fishing Association, The Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission, the Canaveral Port Authority, Sunrise Marina/Grills Restaurant and other local corporate and individual sponsors.


Individuals or companies interested in helping sponsor this event or volunteering at the clinic should call Eric Griggs at 321-986-7596 or the FWC’s Nancy Fisher at 850-487-0554. 


Photos: Brevard Times / File.


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