Free Event

Florida Freshwater Fishing 101

Wednesdays January 8 – February 5, 2020 | 9 – 11 a.m. at Alpine Groves Park

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

Alprine Groves Partk is on the St. Johns River at S.R. 13
2060 State Road 13, Switzerland, 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 Wednesdays from January 8 to February 5, 2020.

    The workshops will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on each Wednesday from January 8 to February 5, 2020 (see schedule below). Participants are free to attend just one or the whole series of clinics, which will be held at Alpine Groves Park 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., Jan. 8Rules & RegulationsVisit here to register
    Wed., Jan 15Live BaitVisit here to register
    Wed., Jan. 22LuresVisit here to register
    Wed., Jan. 29Tackle Box NecessitiesVisit here to register
    Wed., Feb. 5Nets & TrapsVisit here to register


    Admission: Free, but space is limited.

    When: From 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on five Wednesdays from January 8 through February 5, 2020.

    Where: Alpine Groves Park is located at 2060 Florida 13 in Fruit Cove, FL 32259.

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