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Take a Kid Fishing

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) recognizes that recreational fishing is an important American tradition that provides life-shaping experiences for children of all ages. We (FWC) want to help make it safe and easy for Floridians to go fishing to ensure this heritage is passed on to future generations.

Few memories stick out in our minds as clearly as catching our first fish, and who we were with when we caught it. The reason is simple - the pure joy of the experience and being with someone who cares enough to take time to go fishing together.

The FWC is actively providing opportunities, skills and resources to help parents and guardians to “take a kid fishing.” This Web site will answer your questions about taking a kid fishing—you’ll learn the why, what, when, where and how.

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