Free Clinic For Florida Women

The FWC will host a Women?s Fishing Clinic in the Crystal River area from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 5. Register early! Only 15 spots available.

Women who want a lifelong hobby that teaches appreciation for Florida's marine environment in a laid-back learning atmosphere should attend the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's (FWC) Women's Fishing Clinic in Crystal River.

Besides being fun, the clinic is free.

The FWC encourages women in the area to register soon for the Nov. 5 Women's Fishing Clinic. The clinic is from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. at Fort Island Trail Park. Preregistration is required and classes are capped at 15 participants.

This clinic enables women to learn the basics of environmental stewardship, fishing ethics, angling skills and safety. Participants will complete skill stations such as knot tying, casting, rod rigging, cast net throwing, fish handling and more.

Fishing equipment and bait will be provided during the clinic, but participants are encouraged to bring their own gear such as rods and reels, tackle and cast nets. All participants need to bring a personal lunch and refreshments.

This event includes a catch-and-release activity and all participants who wish to practice fishing from a nearby pier must have a valid recreational saltwater fishing license unless exempt. Learn more about how to obtain your recreational saltwater license at Licenses can be purchased online or by calling 888-FISH-FLORIDA.

Please email Jennifer Saranzak at or call 352-543-9219, ext. 216, to preregister and for more information on the clinic.

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