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Orlando Area and the Mosquito Lagoon Coastal Fishing Forecast for October 2018

October Events:

October 13, 2018 – The Eight Annual Orlando Gumbo Wars

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2017 Anglers for Conservation Orlando Hook Kids on Fishing Program Schedule

Anglers for Conservation Orlando 2017 Schedule
April 29 – Hook Kids on Fishing Program
 Lake X Ranch in St Cloud hosted by the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office
7555 Old Melbourne Hwy
Saint Cloud, Florida
50 Kids expected

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Fall Angler For Conservation Orlando Chapter 2016 Event Schedule

Fort Wilderness Hook Kids on Fishing Program

Ever wonder what the future of fishing holds in your community, on your favorite lake, or even in your backyard pond?  What will become of our beloved lakes, streams and lagoons we as anglers are so passionate about? What will your legacy be, and what steps will you take to preserve your passions for future generations to enjoy and appreciate?  It is said, action speaks louder than words, and a small group of anglers in Central Florida have taken their passion to the next level by sharing it with others through the Anglers for Conservation’s Hook Kids on Fishing Program.

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2016 Fall AFC Orlando Hook Kids on Fishing Event Schedule

2016 Fall AFC Orlando Event Schedule
Hook Kids on Fishing Programs
As I reflect back on the accomplishments of the Anglers for Conservation Orlando Chapter so far in 2016, I’m amazed by the large number of families reached by our Orlando angling community. Thus far in 2016 our volunteers and community partners have facilitated the needs of over 700 kids and their families through our Hook Kids on Fishing Programs and other outreach projects, with each child receiving a new fishing rod, reel and tackle box after completing all six learning stations. I know it is challenging to give up your Saturdays to teach kids to fish, but our accomplishments in Central Florida are a reflection of our commitment to the sport of fishing, the conservation of our angling resources and our passion for the outdoors. With that said, I would again like to express my sincere gratitude to each and every one of you, because together our impact on the Central Florida angling community will serve as a reflection of our legacy as conservation anglers.

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Lake X Hook Kids on Fishing Program, April 2, 2016

One of the most rewarding things a passionate angler can do is extend the legacy of becoming a responsible angler on to someone who has never fished before.  All of us remember where, when and who gave us our first fishing rod, and on last Saturday, April 2nd 19 passionate anglers taught 85 kid to fish at the Anglers for Conservation’s Hook Kids on Fishing Program at Lake X.  Organized by the Osceola sheriff’s Department in conjunction with the Kenneth Kerchman Foundation, the Lake X event was conducted by the Orlando Chapter of the AFC, and at the end of the event each child walked away with a new fishing rod and tackle box acquired through a grant from the Fish Florida Foundation.

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Hook Kids on Fishing Program at the Old Florida Outdoor Festival

The Hook Kids on Fishing Programs at the Old Florida Outdoor Festival on February 13 and 14  were a huge success as 25 volunteers conducted two Hook Kids on Fishing Programs, one on Saturday and one on Sunday, with a total of 180 kids and their parents in attendance. Thanks to AFC Orlando volunteers and sponsors each child walked away with a brand new fishing rod, reel and tackle box provided by the Fish Florida Foundation after completing all five learning stations. In conjunction with the HKOF Program, donation checks from the AFC Orlando Chapter were presented to two Central Florida youth fishing programs.  Teen Sportsfishing association and the Seminole Teen Anglers received a total of 3000.00 from profits generated by the Central Florida Gumbo Wars Fund Raiser.  As a member of the AFC Orlando Chapter, I’m extremely proud of all of our volunteers and and program supporters for once again stepping up to promote responsible angling in Florida. Great fun was had by all, and I’m looking forward to our next event on March 19 th and the Johns Lake Conservation Area in Winter Garden. 

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Orlando Area Hook Kids on Fishing Program 2016

Do you remember your first fishing rod and reel and the person who took time out of their lives to share their passion for fishing with you? I do, and if you are like me it is time to pay it forward by joining us, Anglers for Conservation Orlando Chapter, and help us teach kids and their parents to fish. In 2015, AFC Orlando introduced over 900 kids to fishing through our Hook Kids on Fishing Program and at the end of the event, each child took a brand new rod and reel home to keep. 2016 is shaping up to be the same, and volunteers are always needed. Listed below is our 2016 program schedule, so please pick at least one day, and help keep our fishing legacy alive. The more time we spend on the water stretching line, the more passionate we become about fishing and the resources we love so much. Well if you are like me, you understand the value of our fisheries and the need to get more educated and passionate anglers on the water.

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