The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is hosting a Women’s Saltwater Fishing Clinic in Panama City Beach on and an Adult Saltwater Fishing Clinic for both women and men 18 years or older on .
The free, day-long clinics are from at St. Andrews State Park, 4607 State Park Lane, Panama City Beach.
Advance registration is required. To register or for more information, email Heather Sneed atHeather.Sneed@MyFWC.com, or call 850-487-0554.
Participants will take home a lifelong hobby and leave with a new appreciation for the marine environment. They will learn the basics of conservation stewardship, fishing ethics, angling skills, safety and the vulnerability of Florida’s marine ecosystems in a fun, 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, participants will have the opportunity to practice their newly learned skills by fishing from shore or a pier. 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.