Mercury Free Family Fishing Clinic

Mercury Free Family Fishing Clinic

Mercury Marine, along with the IGFA, and radio station 99.9 KISS Country, will again be hosting a free family fishing clinic at the IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame & Museum, Saturday, March 27, from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. It will include educational activities such as knot tying, casting, face painting, a question and answer session with professional fisherman, free giveaways and plenty of free food and drinks.

This fun and educational clinic is designed for the entire family with members of the Coast Guard Auxiliary on site along with the KISS Country Fishing Team and the informative "How To" session with Mercury's pros teaching engine basics like how to change a propeller and proper maintenance of an outboard motor. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will also be there with airboats on display.

"This clinic is a great outlet for families to bond and spend time together in the enjoyment of the outdoors," stated Dave Matagiese, the IGFA's Education Director. "Many parents we talk to are trying to pull their kids away from the seclusions of their computers, video games and cell phones. The clinic is free so we hope it will serve as a convenient way to introduce families to an outdoor activity they will enjoy for years to come."

Each person who stops by the fishing clinic will have a chance to win free prizes, interact with the pros, fish in the front ponds and also take part in the different learning stations that will be set up. Included in the free prizes are rod and reel combos, lures, CDs, t-shirts, hats, IGFA memberships and a few big ticket items from sponsors to be given away throughout the day.

There's also a "Q-and-A" session with Mercury Marine Fishing Team Captains Larry Sydnor, Chris Jones and Mark Johnson who will be giving special inshore seminars on flats fishing techniques including finding fish, rigs and tackle and handling multiple hookups.

The IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame & Museum is located at 300 Gulf Stream Way, next to the Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, off I-95 in Dania Beach.

Registration is not required but all children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, please call 954.924.4370.

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