Fort Clinch to host free fishing clinic for kids May 12, 2018

Fort Clinch Calendar Release
Contact: Brandon Volbrecht, (904) 277-7226
March 23, 2018


Fernandina Beach – The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Fort Clinch State Park is partnering with Fish Florida, The Friends of Fort Clinch, Inc., The Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission, local businesses and volunteers to conduct a Kids’ Fishing Clinic on Saturday, May 12, 2018 to teach lessons on knot tying, fishing ethics, tackle, habitat, casting and more.

The clinic is open to children ages 5-15 and will be at the Atlantic Beach Access and Jetty Parking Area. Park Entrance Fees are waived for all participants attending the event. The first 240 partipants to register online will take home their own rod and reel combo provided by Fish Florida through their sailfish license plate funding. A free hot dog lunch will be provided to every participant. Bring your family to enjoy a fun day of saltwater fishing.

Online pre-registration is required:

The event will take place:

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Saturday, May 12, 2018
Fort Clinch State Park
2601 Atlantic Ave. Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

The Florida Park Service is dedicated to providing programs that are accessible to all. Persons with special needs which may limit participation or enjoyment of any program should advise the park in advance so assistance with reasonable accommodations can be provided.

For additional information on this program, contact Fort Clinch State Park at (904) 277-7274. For more information about Florida State Parks, visit .