Melbourne Women’s Fishing Clinic postponed

October 25, 2012

For immediate release: October 25, 2012
Contact: Amanda Nalley, 850-410-4943

Melbourne Women’s Fishing Clinic postponed

The Women’s Fishing Clinic in Melbourne, planned for Oct. 27, has been rescheduled for Nov. 3 due to potential bad weather from Hurricane Sandy. The clinic will be from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. next Saturday at Sebastian Inlet State Park, 9700 S. Highway A1A.
Participants at the Women’s Fishing Clinic, hosted by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), will learn the basics of environmental stewardship, fishing ethics, angling skills, safety and the vulnerability of Florida’s marine ecosystems in a fun, laid-back atmosphere.
Advance registration is required, and the event is capped at 20 participants.
Lessons include knot tying, cast netting, rod and reel rigging, boating safety, 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. 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
Fishing equipment and bait will be provided during the clinic, but participants are encouraged to bring their own gear.
To register or get more information, please email Jennifer Saranzak at, or call 352-543-9219, ext. 216.


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