West Marine Hosts Free Fishing In-Store Clinic for Kids on June 18

They’ll Catch on Quick

West Marine, a leading retailer of supplies for the sailing, boating and fishing communities, today announced its free kids fishing clinic, Hooked on Fishing, taking place at participating stores on Saturday, June 18, from 11-5 p.m. The clinic will include four stations: good angler/fish finding techniques, casting, bait, tackle and knot tying. Those that complete all four stations can win a free rod and reel, a value of $19.99, while supplies last. Space is limited and RSVPs are encouraged; see here for event link.

“Encouraging the next generation of kids to explore fishing helps create lifelong anglers; we’re committed to providing the necessary resources, expertise and environment that jumpstarts that interest and fuels passion to get out on the water,” said Eric Kufel, CEO at West Marine. “Our knowledgeable crew members love to share best practices. The individual stations focus on fishing fundamentals like casting, bait, knot tying and fish finding to fully immerse kids of all ages and help them discover the joy of fishing.”

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For more than 50 years, West Marine has been the premier retailer of boating, fishing, sailing and paddling gear. With more than 240 stores located in 38 states and Puerto Rico and an eCommerce website reaching domestic, international and professional customers, West Marine is recognized as a leading resource for cruisers, sailors, anglers and paddlesports enthusiasts.