PALM BAY, FLORIDA – Palm Bay Parks & Recreation and American Legion Post 117, in partnership with Anglers for Conservation, are proud to bring the Hook Kids on Fishing program to Goode Park in Palm Bay on Saturday, May 1 from 9-11:00am. Goode Park is located at 1300 Bianca Drive NE in Palm Bay.
This conservation-minded program is open to the public and teaches children casting, rod safety, knot tying, tackle box, and boating. Hook Kids on Fishing is taught by volunteers who are professional guides and knowledgeable anglers from surrounding communities and directed by AFC Staff. Fishing equipment is not needed to attend the event – participants need only bring smiles, positive attitudes, and patience!
Kids ages 5 to 15 are welcome and registration is free. Space is limited to 40 kids for this program, so early registration is suggested. All participating kids will receive a free rod/reel and tackle box thanks to the Fish Florida Tag. Registration will begin at noon on Monday, March 22 at AnglersForConservation.org/
Parent/guardian of each participant must sign a waiver and accompany children while in attendance. The event will begin promptly, so please arrive 10 minutes early to get signed in. All attendees must follow social distancing guidelines and mask regulations while at the event.
The Hook Kids on Fishing program is a product of the Anglers for Conservation, a non-profit-501-C3 with a mission to inspire new generations of marine stewards through education, conservation, and fishing. Additional sponsors include Fish Florida Foundation, Fishbites, Harry Goode’s Outdoor Shop, Shells of Melbourne, Daiichi Hooks, Yamaha Outboards and FPL.
For more information including sponsorships, donations, or registration cancellation for this event, contact Mike Conneen, Executive Director, at mike@anglersforconservation.