This fishing clinic is designed to teach children between the ages of 6 to 13 the fundamentals skills of recreational fishing. These programs are designed to teach safety, environmental, and conservation awareness while enjoying the sport of fresh and salt water fishing. These clinics are presented through a series of seven stations that take about an hour to complete. The children are rotated through each station every 8 to 10 minutes. The Fishing Clinic starts at the Registration tent, then to Fishing Knots where they are taught some basic knots. Then learn about tackle, the importance of becoming an ethical angler, the importance of habitat and why it is necessary to ensure the survival of all living things. The interactive Casting Station designed to teach kids how to cast safely, and at the Finish Line children will receive a rod and/or goodie bag (depending on funding).
Funding to support our programs is solely dependent on sponsorships from various businesses and organizations. Since the start of HSFC’s Kids Can Fish Too clinics, our primary goal has been to promote a valuable community services that will improve the lives of young adults. Our future plans are to find new venues that provide a safe and accessible place to draw larger groups of people to participate in our programs. HSFC is searching for organizations to partner with in order to enhance the future success of our organization and its commitment to community service.
We appreciate your interest in our organization and will be happy to meet with you to answer any questions you may have, and to discuss ways we can coordinate your interest into our events. BE A SPONSOR!
Our Kids Can Fish Too! series has become extremely popular in the last several years.
A number of events are scheduled yearly with a diverse theme, all geared specifically
for the future anglers of east central Florida. Through the support of Fish Florida
and other state and local organizations and business we have given over 1500 free
fishing rods and reels away to these children and had several offshore fishing trips
specifically for kids at no charge.
As part of our educational commitment to the community, HSFC provides a series of hands on clinics to introduce kids to the past time of recreational fishing. Topics include; conservation and environment responsibilities, proper salt and fresh water fishing techniques, and a special Kids Fishing Clinic. As always, these events are provided free to all children and their parents or guardians. We also provide, when funds are available, free lunch and snacks to the children and their parents/guardian attending our programs.
Since the start of HSFC’s Kids Can Fish Too clinics, our primary goal has been to promote a valuable community services that will improve the lives of young adults. We strive to teach not only the skills necessary to enjoy fishing, our focus is on conservation. It is important to us to teach our future anglers how to help preserve and maintain our fishery for years to come. Made possible by our Sponsors!