The experience and wisdom of boat captains and scientists combine in free fishing classes taught by Biscayne National Park experts. The classes are offered in English and Spanish.
“By helping anglers in the community we are also improving the health of the fisheries and protecting the amazing resources of the park,” said Captain Gil Muratori. “Each depends on the other.”
The classes help people to identify the fish they catch, understand fishing regulations and get the most out of their fishing experiences. Course benefits include:
- Free fish identification guides and other materials.
- Advice on tackle, equipment maintenance and fishing techniques including “catch and release.”
- Understanding how improved fishing depends upon protecting resources.
The next three and a half hour class in English begins at 6 p.m. on Thursday, November 2, 2017, at Suniland Park. Suniland Park is located at 8398 SW 128th Street in Pinecrest.
The next class in Spanish begins at 1 p.m. on Saturday, November 4, 2017, at the Dante Fascell Visitor Center located at 9700 SW 328th Street in Homestead.
Over a thousand people have benefited from the park’s fishing class since it began in 2007. The class is provided as a service to the community by volunteers as well as park employees and contractors. More classes may be offered depending upon interest and the availability of instructors and facilities.