The Florida Fisha and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is hosting a Women’s Saltwater Fishing Clinic in Ocala on Sept. 15.

The free, day-long clinic is from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Millers Boating Center, 1661 NW 57th St.

Advance registration is required. To register, call Tonya Hanna at 352-622-7757 or email If you are having issues registering or have other questions, email Heather Sneed at, or call 850-487-0554.

The Women’s Saltwater Fishing Clinic is for women 18 years of age or older with 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.

News Reporter