|The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is hosting a Women’s Saltwater Fishing Clinic in Ocala March 9.
The free, day-long clinic is from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Millers Boating Center, 1661 NW 57th St., Ocala.
Advance registration is required. To register, call Tonya Hanna at 352-622-7757 or emailTonya@MillersBoating.com. If you have issues registering or have other questions, email Marine@MyFWC.com or call 850-487-0554.
The Women’s Saltwater Fishing Clinic is for women 18 years of age or older. Women 16 or 17 years old may attend with parent or guardian. No prior saltwater fishing experience needed.
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 — all 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.