FORT CLINCH: Free Kids’ Fishing Clinic

Free salt water fishing, free rod & reels, and free hotdogs, too! Fishing fun in Fernandina.

Fort Clinch State Park Fishing Pier, Amelia Island, Florida
Fort Clinch State Park Fishing Pier, Amelia Island, Florida

FREE KIDS’ FISHING CLINIC AT FORT CLINCH STATE PARK, AMELIA ISLAND, FLORIDA

Every year a fun fishing event (also an educational experience), is available for kids aged 4 to 16 at Fort Clinch State Park in Fernandina Beach. This year the Kids’ Fishing Clinic is Saturday, March 12, 2011 from 9 am to 1 pm. A joint effort of Fort Clinch State Park, the Friends of Fort Clinch, and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, this Kids’ Fishing Clinic aims to teach lessons about tying knots, fishing ethics, tackle, habitat, casting and more.

The free fishing clinic (also free for accompanying adults), takes place on the half-mile long fishing pier at the state park. Also, 500 kids will take home their own rod and reel combo, a free gift. Plus, a complimentary hot dog lunch is provided to every participant. What a nice way to spend some time outdoors with the family and learn about saltwater fishing, not to mention the freebies.

GETTING THERE — DIRECTIONS TO FORT CLINCH STATE PARK, AMELIA ISLAND, FLORIDA

Take I-95 to the Fernandina Beach/Callahan exit (Exit 373). Travel east toward Yulee/Amelia Island on A1A (which turns into 8th Street when within the city limits of Fernandina.) It’s around 15 miles from I-95 to arrive at the corner of 8th Street and Atlantic Avenue. Turn right on Atlantic Avenue and head east toward the ocean, about two miles, where the entrance to Fort Clinch State Park will be on the left (you’ll see Main Beach Park at the oceanfront in the distance). For more information, Call Fort Clinch at 904-277-7274.

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