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Angling Adventures: Teen Campers Embrace the Art of Fishing

June 25, 2024
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At the “Art of Fishing” teen camp at Sanibel Sea School, campers delved into the multifaceted world of fishing, gaining knowledge and hands-on experience in a variety of activities. Throughout the week, they explored the anatomy of fish and familiarized themselves with rod and reel terminology. The camp emphasized the importance of fishing etiquette and provided casting and knot-tying lessons.

Practical activities included seining and cast netting, dissecting perch to understand fish biology better, and learning to select the best bait. Campers practiced casting techniques and put their newfound skills to the test by catching fish.

A highlight of the camp was the involvement of volunteers from the Sanibel FlyFishers, marking the fifth consecutive year of their partnership with Sanibel Sea School and the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation. The Sanibel FlyFishers offered personalized instruction on the art of fly fishing, covering equipment handling, casting, fly stripping, and fly tying. Their one-on-one mentoring aimed to instill a lifelong passion for angling and an appreciation for aquatic ecosystems.

“Our club is always looking for ways to give back to the community, and what could be more fun than hanging out with a group of great kids eager to learn? Despite the weather challenges, everyone’s enthusiasm and dedication shone through, making this event a huge success,” said Pete Squibb, event organizer and past club President.

We extend our heartfelt thanks to the Sanibel FlyFishers for their invaluable contribution to our “Art of Fishing” teen camp. Their dedication and expertise made a significant impact, helping many campers catch their first fish and sparking a lifelong passion for fishing and the outdoors. 

By the end of the week, all ten participants had caught dozens of fish marking the beginning of what could be a lifelong adventure in fishing and outdoor activities.

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