Fisheries & Fish Industry

Anglers for Conservation aims to Hook Kids on FishingOutdoors & Recreation

TARPON SPRINGS – In partnership with the Tarpon Springs Recreation, Anglers for Conservation will coordinate AFC’s Hook Kids on Fishing program on Saturday, March 25, 10 a.m. to noon, at Spring Bayou/Craig Park, 5 Beekman Way, Tarpon Springs.

Kids, ages 6 to 16, are welcome along with their parents. The first 40 kids registered may receive a free rod and reel. Registration is required. To register, call 727-942-5628.

These conservation-minded Hook Kids On Fishing programs teach casting, fishing safety, knot tying, the tackle box, catch and release tactics, fishing habitat and conservation; and are taught by professional guides and knowledgeable anglers.

Parent or guardian must accompany attendees.

Additional community sponsors include the Anglers for Conservation, Fish Florida Foundation, Coastal Angler Magazine and Aylesworth’s Fish & Bait.

The Hook Kids on Fishing program is a product of the Anglers for Conservation, a nonprofit-501-C3, whose mission is to inspire new generations of marine stewards through education, conservation, and community outreach.

Volunteers are needed and donations are greatly appreciated. Those interested in volunteering for, or sponsoring this event, should email Mike Conneen at [email protected] or visit www.a­ngler­sforc­onser­vatio­

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