Free Event

Florida Freshwater Fishing 101

Select Wednesdays in April and May 2019 | 9 – 11 a.m. at Shands Pier

Join just one or all five of this series of free fishing clinics to learn the basics of Florida freshwater fishing.

10000 Shands Pier Rd., St. Augustine, FL, 32259
(904) 209-0355
  • The St. Johns County Parks and Recreation Department offers a series of five free clinics that will explore the basics about freshwater fishing in Florida. Freshwater Fishing 101 covers everything from fishing regulations to what bait to use and how to tie knots in fishing line. The clinics will take place on select Wednesdays in April and May: April 10, 17, and 24, and May 1 and 8, 2019.

    The workshops will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on each Wednesday from April 10 to May 8 (see schedule below). Participants are free to attend just one or the whole series of clinics, which will be held at the Shands Pier on the St. Johns River.

    Please note that all participants must have a Freshwater Fishing License of be a Florida resident age 65 and over. Visit here to obtain a fishing license.

    Guests are asked to bring sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, and a water bottle, as well as a fishing rod and reel and fishing line.

    All the clinics are free and open to the public, but registration is required. See below for list of dates and topics and links to register. Participants can also call (904) 209-0355 or email here to make a reservation.

    Wed., April 10Fish ID & RegulationsVisit here to register
    Wed., April 17Tackle Box NecessitiesVisit here to register
    Wed., April 24Knot TyingVisit here to register
    Wed., May 1Live & Artificial BaitVisit here to register
    Wed., May 8Traps & NetsVisit here to register


    Admission: Free, but space is limited.

    When: From 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on five Wednesdays in April and May: April 10, 17, and 24, and May 1 and 8, 2019.

    Where: Shands Pier is located at 9934 Shands Pier Rd. in St. Johns, FL 32259.

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