Kid’s Go Fish!

Fishing is one of America’s most popular outdoor recreational activities. The West Palm Beach Fishing Club’s charitable affiliate, the Palm Beach County Fishing Foundation (PBCFF), introduced the next generation of the state’s anglers to the sport. The PBCFF’s Kid’s Fishing Day program, held July 17 to 19, welcomed over 300 kids to a day of saltwater fishing aboard vessels such as the 60-foot walk around drift fishing boat, Living On Island Time.

Kid’s Fishing Day targets children throughout Palm Beach County who don’t normally have the opportunity or means to experience saltwater fishing aboard a big boat.  More importantly, this program exposes these kids to the Lake Worth Lagoon and Atlantic Ocean, opening their eyes to one of the reasons that makes our area so special. It’s hard to understand the

importance of this unique marine environment without experiencing it.

More than 13,000 kids, many of whom had never been on a boat before nor were lucky enough to catch their first fish, have participated in Kid’s Fishing Day since it started in 1988. www.westpalmbeachingfishingclub.org

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Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands based marine writer and registered dietitian.