April Youth Fishing Tournaments, Clinics, and Earth Day Celebrations

Port St. Lucie Angler Club Kids Fishing Tournament, April 8

This free event provides an opportunity for youth to learn the basics of casting and fishing time at a stocked pond.

Day begins on Saturday, April 8, 2017, at 8 a.m. with registration, followed by an orientation, with lines in the water at 9:30 a.m., and lines out at 11 a.m.

Anglers should bring their own fishing tackle and eye protection, such as sunglasses. Bait will be provided and trophies will be awarded in two age groups, up to 11 years and 12-16. Rod and reels will be available to borrow on a limited first-come first-serve basis. This is a catch and release tournament.

The event will be held at the Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens, located at 2410 SE Westmoreland Boulevard, Port St. Lucie.

For more details, call Dave Brigida at (772) 834-7599 or visit www.pslangler.com.


Hook Kids on Fishing Clinic, Hobe Sound Nature Center, April 22

Fishing Clinic — Celebrate Earth Day on Saturday, April 22 at the Hobe Sound Nature Center.  Scheduled activities include the Center’s annual “Hook Kids on Fishing Clinic,” co-sponsored by Anglers for Conservation from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. The clinic is open to all kids ages 6-12 with a parent and reservations are required.  Students receive fishing poles, tackle and attend mini-sessions to learn fishing basics from local experts. Their newly acquired skills are then put to good use by fishing along the banks of the Indian River Lagoon. Reservation Required.

Seagrass Exploration – Beginning at 12:30 p.m., “Explore the Seagrasses” with hand nets and seine. Participants will catch and release small marine animals that call the estuary home. This popular get wet activity is recommended for ages 4 and up.  Reservations Required.

Face Painting/Crafts — Face painting and stained glass crafts All DayRock Earth Day and Martin County by making your own hand crafted rocks. The Center’s exhibits and gift shop will also be open all day for this free event. Contact us for reservations and details!

Call (772) 546-2067 or book a reservation online at www.hobesoundnature.com.  The Hobe Sound Nature Center is a private, non-profit organization, located at the Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge, 13640 SE Federal Highway, Hobe Sound.