Free fishing clinic for area kids

400-KIDS-FISHING-CLINICHistoric City News readers are invited to bring their children, aged 3 through 15, for a Kids’ Fishing Clinic at Bing’s Landing County Park, south of Marineland in the Hammock on SR-A1A, this Saturday July 13. This free clinic will be held from 8:00 a.m. until noon Saturday at Bings Landing; located at 5826 North Oceanshore Boulevard in Palm Coast.

This summer your child can learn a lifelong hobby, gain appreciation for our marine environment, and discover a fun family outing sponsored by Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Local organizers will be collecting cans of non-perishable food at the event.

“The clinic enables young people to learn the basics of environmental stewardship, fishing ethics, angling skills and safety,” according to spokesperson Joy Hill. “Environmental displays will 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. In addition, organizers hope to teach fundamental saltwater fishing skills and provide participants a positive fishing experience.

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.

If conditions allow, participants will have the opportunity to practice their new skills and fish from the pier. This event is a photo catch-and-release activity, and an adult must accompany all participants.

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