I've been fishing Brevard my whole life and this was a great opportunity, alongside Rendezvous, to be able to share my wealth of experience with these young anglers and their families", said Martinez.
Cape Canaveral, FL (PRWEB) December 31, 2011
Add the love of fishing and a heart for the community to an entrepreneurial spirit to make the likes of Shellie Sevor and Adrian Martinez. Both are local owner-operators in Brevard County's recreational fishing industry.
Shellie Sevor, of Rendezvous Fishing Charters- a charter boat in Port Canaveral, and Adrian Martinez, of Handler Fishing Supply- a full service fishing tackle supplier in the Port, taught a kid's fishing clinic, hosted at Blue Points Marina today, to encourage and enlighten children ages 7-12 into the art and love of fishing.
Children were asked to complete the skills clinic necessary to understand the basics of preparation, strategy, angler ethics and proper catch-and-release practices before they were handed rods with reels and began their fishing efforts. (see photos)
A donation of $10.00 per child was requested for the clinic and fishing experience, and went to benefit the Anglers for Conservation, a non-profit corporation based in Satellite Beach, FL. Anglers for Conservation’s mission is to support and promote long term fishing programs for youth in our Florida cities, counties and state.
"Handler Fishing Supply has always supported educational seminars for children and adults, so when I was asked by the event organizer and planner, Shellie Sevor (of the Rendezvous), to help facilitate the clinic it was an easy decision. I've been fishing Brevard my whole life and this was a great opportunity, alongside Rendezvous, to be able to share my wealth of experience with these young anglers and their families", said Adrian Martinez.
The community turnout was good, spirits were high and the successful event will likely spawn more interest into fishing Brevard's beautiful waters and new family traditions.
This event may be the first of an annual Kid's Fishing Clinic in Brevard. If you are interested in sponsoring this event for 2012, please contact Shellie Sevor at 321-377-1928 or ssevor(at)bellsouth(dot)net.
About Handler Fishing Supply: A full service fishing tackle supplier in Port Canaveral. Specializing in saltwater fishing supplies for both offshore and inshore fishing, Handler touts an excellent full-service repair shop along with a full selection of bait, tackle, apparel, rods and reels. Handler Fishing Supply is also the home of cobiajigs.com. Since 2006, Owner Adrian Martinez has been speaking at fishing seminars along the space coast, and will be offering rod building classes in early 2012. Handler Fishing Supply is committed to helping people have the most enjoyable fishing experience possible.
About Rendezvous Fishing Charters: Private Charters (1-6 anglers) fishing for King Mackerel, Dolphin (Mahi-Mahi), Wahoo, Tuna, Amberjack, Snapper, Grouper, Sailfish, Cobia, etc. out of Bluepoints Marina in Port Canaveral, Florida. Providing a professional U.S. Coast Guard licensed captain and an experienced mate to make your trip both safe and enjoyable. Families welcome. We have an enclosed head (marine toilet) and plenty of seating for up to 6 people. It doesn't matter if you are a novice or expert angler, we will do our best to make your trip a memorable one.