Mercury Marine Free Family Fishing Clinic at IGFA Dec. 11

Nov 30, 2010

Mercury Marine and the International Game Fish Association will be hosting a free family fishing clinic, Saturday, Dec. 11 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame & Museum in Dania Beach, Fla.

The clinic will include educational activities such as knot tying and casting, face painting, a question and answer session with professional fishermen plus learning tools, free giveaways and chances to win free prizes.

This educational and fun clinic is designed for the entire family with members of the Mercury Marine Fishing Team on site as well as an informative “How To” session with Mercury teaching engine basics like how to change a propeller and proper maintenance of an outboard motor. There will also be several IGFA World Record Holders on hand to answer questions about chasing down these records.

“This clinic is a great outlet for families to bond and spend time together in the enjoyment of the outdoors,” stated David Matagiese, the IGFA’s Education Director. “Many parents we talk to are trying to pull their kids away from the seclusions of their computers, video games and cell phones. The clinic is free so we hope it will serve as a convenient way to introduce families to an outdoor activity they will enjoy for years to come.”

“We also have some great partners like Mercury Marine, Critter Control, and Take Me to help us with our Mission.

“We’re hoping to educate both kids and adults about the importance of game fish and the need to conserve their habitat. During the Q & A session young anglers can ask pro fishermen questions about fishing and what it takes to catch big fish. To finish out the clinic, several legendary flats guides from the Florida Keys will be giving special seminars on proper flats fishing techniques including stalking bonefish, permit, snook and tarpon, methods of casting, and areas to find high concentrations of fish,” he added.

The IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame & Museum is located at 300 Gulf Stream Way, next to the Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, off I-95 in Dania Beach.

Registration for the clinic is not required but all children must be accompanied by an adult. Bring the whole family along and enjoy a day of education and fun outdoors!

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