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 Heather.Sneed@MyFWC.com, 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 MyFWC.com/License.
Fishing equipment and bait are provided during the clinic, but participants are encouraged to bring their own gear.
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