Free women’s saltwater fishing clinic coming up on St. George Island

Posted at 1:41 AM, Jan 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-29 03:53:00-05

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) - The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is hosting a Women’s Saltwater Fishing Clinic on St. George Island on Feb. 3.

The free, daylong clinic is from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the St. George Island State Park at 1900 E. Gulf Beach Dr.

Advance registration is required. To register or for more information, email Heather Sneed at, or call 850-487-0554.

Participants will learn the basics of conservation stewardship, fishing ethics, angling skills, safety and the vulnerability of Florida’s marine ecosystems in what a news release described as a laid-back atmosphere.

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.

Participants must have a valid recreational saltwater fishing license unless exempt. Saltwater fishing licenses can be purchased at local tackle shops or online. Learn more by visiting

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

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