Fish Earth Day and Hook Kids on Fishing

Could there be any better way to celebrate Earth Day 2012 than bringing families together fishing and learning about our planet Earth? That’s what Anglers for Conservation plan to do on the Treasure Coast, with three separate two-hour workshops in April, just for kids and their parents, and you’re invited! Kids 6 to 16 are welcome (along with their parents) to participate in the Hook Kids on Fishing program, which teaches casting, fishing safety, knot tying, the tackle box, catch and release tactics, fishing habitat and conservation. Taught by professional guides and knowledgeable anglers, the program is FREE and the first 80 kids to register will receive a free rod and reel.

The Hook Kids on Fishing program will take place on the following dates at the specified locations; registration is required:

Fort Pierce

Saturday, April 14, 2012
8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Capt. Joe’s Bait & Tackle at Dockside Inn,
1160 Seaway Drive, Ft. Pierce, FL 34949
Register by calling River Walk Center at (772) 489-6473

Hobe Sound

Saturday, April 21, 2012
9:00 a.m. to -11:00 a.m.

Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge and Nature Center
13640 SE Federal Highway, Hobe Sound
Register by calling the Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge and Nature Center at (772) 546-2067


Saturday, April 21, 2012
from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Sebastian Riverside Park
820 Riverside Drive, Sebastian, FL
Register by calling the City of Sebastian – Recreation Department at (772) 228-7054

Community sponsors include Fish Florida Foundation, Coastal Angler Magazine, Florida Outdoor Writers Association (FOWA), Aylesworth’s Fish & Bait, and Pure Ocean Productions.

The Hook Kids on Fishing program is produced by Anglers for Conservation (AFC), a non-profit-501-C3, whose mission is to create a new generation of marine stewards using community-based angling education, habitat restoration and applied conservation science.

If your children are grown, volunteers are needed at all three locations. Come on out and help us Hook Kids on Fishing! For more information, email Rodney Smith at or telephone (321) 750-3374; or visit