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Summer Kids Fishing Camp

Summer Kids Fishing Camp

It’s summertime and the fishing is good. At least, that is, for the kids attending summer camp at the Madeira Beach Recreation Complex.

Volunteers from Old Salt Fishing Foundation set up, manned, cut bait, baited hooks, helped land catches and directed two fun filled days of fishing camp for the kids attending the summer program in Madeira Beach.

The camp, held on the seawall at the rec center, was split by age (young kids and older kids) and held over 2 days, on June 24th and 25th. Old Salt went one step further and treated the kids who were not fishing on either day (both groups) to a trip to the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. It was a very full 2 days.

Old Salt, its volunteers, partners & sponsors work hard every year to get as many kids on the water with a fishing pole as we are able. This is just one of the several events we run to “take a kid fishing”.

2018 – A Year To Be Thankful For

2018 – A Year To Be Thankful For

Old Salt had a very busy 2018,  with a full calendar of tournaments, angler seminars and meetings, family seawall fishing events and youth programs.  Old Salt held the Silver Anniversary (25 years) Spring and Fall King of the Beach fishing tournaments hosting over 1100 teams across the two events. Teams came from across the country… Continue Reading

Special Needs Kids Fishing with Old Salts

Special Needs Kids Fishing with Old Salts

This past weekend (Saturday, October 20th, 2018) Old Salt Fishing Foundation hosted its annual Very Special Kids Fishing Day, taking special needs kids fishing out of Ft. Desoto Park on lower Tampa Bay.  The day was blessed with amazing weather, the red tide was not present in the bay and the bite was on.   45 special… Continue Reading

Summer Camp Fishing in Madeira Beach

Summer Camp Fishing in Madeira Beach

Old Salt had the pleasure of providing a group of local youngsters with some summer camp fishing in Madeira Beach this July. In concert with Madeira Beach Recreation, Madeira Beach Marina, 13 Fishing, Fish Florida , Squid Ink Productions , Ricks Rods and 18 Old Salt volunteers we able to get 100 kids (ages 6-14) fishing. These… Continue Reading

A Fish Filled 2018

A Fish Filled 2018

Happy New Year!   We are looking forward to a fish filled 2018. We have a some new faces on our monthly seminar circuit, starting with Capt. Dave Markett speaking on Inshore Fishing Techniques to start this chilly month off with. We have 8 fishing seminars throughout the year covering the many aspects of fishing the… Continue Reading

Special Needs Kids get a Special Fishing Day

Annually, for the past 32 years, Old Salt Fishing Foundation has sponsored a fun filled day of fishing specifically for special needs children.  The Old Salt Very Special Kids Fishing Tournament, held at Fort Desoto Park Boat Ramp this year, was no different.  On Saturday, October 21, 2017, better than fifty special needs children and… Continue Reading

OLD SALT FOUNDATION: MAKING A DIFFERENCE

OLD SALT FOUNDATION: MAKING A DIFFERENCE While not everyone “gets it” eventually many come to understand that the essence of life is not about our collections of stuff, or even our collections of experiences. We eventually discover that fulfillment, joy and satisfaction are products of the sense of having “made a difference” in life, in… Continue Reading

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