Cape Canaveral Free Kids’ Fishing Clinic Set For June 28
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), the Florida Foundation for Responsible Angling, the Canaveral Port Authority and the Sport Fish Restoration Program will offer the free Kids’ Fishing Clinic for children between the ages of 4 and 16, Saturday, June 28. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. and close at noon. The clinic will be at the Port Canaveral Cruise Terminal No. 3.
The clinic enables young people to learn the basics of environmental stewardship, fishing ethics, angling skills and safety. In addition, environmental displays will provide participants with a unique chance to experience Florida’s marine life firsthand.
Kids’ Fishing Clinics strive toward several goals, but the main objective is to create responsible marine resource stewards by teaching children about the vulnerability of Florida’s marine ecosystems. In addition, the clinics teach fundamental saltwater fishing skills and provide participants with a positive fishing experience.
Fishing equipment and bait will be supplied for children to use during the clinic, but those who own fishing tackle are encouraged to bring it. A limited number of rods and reels will be given away to participants upon completion of the clinic.
If conditions allow, participants will have the opportunity to practice their new skills and fish from the dock. This event is a photo catch-and-release activity, and all participants must be accompanied by an adult.
Individuals or companies interested in helping to sponsor this event or volunteer at the clinic should contact Skip Harris at 321-459-2857 or Gus Cancro with the FWC at 850-488-6058.