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Fishing and Boating Camp Offers Scholarships

Posted on Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 1:34 am

nl - fish camp scholarshipsA limited number of Boys and Girls aged 9-15 are offered  scholarships to this years’  Fishing and Basic Boating Skills Camp at the Florida Scrub-Jay Trail in Clermont starting in June. Also, individuals or businesses who are interested in becoming donors are being sought.
Scholarships help cover tuition for a weeklong camp. Campers will be given their own rod, reel and tackle box loaded with tackle to use during the week and take home to keep. Once trained, campers will set out onto Flag Lake piloting their own boats for a great fishing experience.
Three one week camps will be offered: June 13 to 17, June 20 to 24, and June 27 to July 1, 2016, from 8:30am-4:30pm.
Training will include how to fish, fish biology, catch and release techniques, fish habitats, boating safety and navigation, oaring and trolling motor operation, bait and lure preferences, bag limits, rod and reel assembly, types of knots, casting technique, cast nets, fish cleaning, and water quality testing.
Events will include: Fishing Tournaments, Rowing Competitions, Casting Contests, and on Friday, campers will treat their families to a Fish Fry and fishing on the lake.
A limited number of scholarships are available.
For further information, contact Bruce Brown at 352-429-5566 or info@scrubjaytrail.org