At its July meeting, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) unanimously approved changing the name of the High School Fishing Program to the School Fishing Club Program.
The program has grown in popularity in recent years and continues to support and encourage youth anglers of all ages. The new name more accurately portrays the age range for student participation.
In 2021, the FWC’s School Fishing Club Program (formerly known as the High School Fishing Program) welcomed 24 new and 13 returning student angling clubs from Florida, offering funding for clubs committed to complete the provided FWC curriculum, as well as pre- and post-tests, and at least one conservation project. Club sponsors worked to provide support and hands-on training in knot-tying and fishing gear assembly and assisted with the clubs’ local events to increase confidence in the sport of fishing for student anglers.
Information about the 2022-2023 School Fishing Club Program will be announced in the summer of 2022. For more information about the School Fishing Club Program, visit MyFWC.com/SFC.