how it works
We teach saltwater fishing skills while planting the seed of hope and demonstrating the irreplaceable love that comes
from a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
In a hand-on classroom setting in small groups, we cover boating safety, basic marine navigation, fishing ethics, fish identification, cast-nets, knots and casting, but most importantly, we demonstrate the attitude and actions of adults who love Jesus as much as we love fishing.
Upon completion of this class, participants receive a custom YF4C long sleeve UPF-50 Dri-Fit fishing jersey, a new fishing rod and reel combination and a new Bible.
Participants are then split into groups of four, two adults and two young people per boat, where they put what they have learned in the classroom into action by spending a half-day fishing Charlotte Harbor on boats provided by the YF4C ministry. Participants will then have the opportunity to participate in a more specialized class where they will learn to target specific species of fish followed by a full-day fishing trip on Charlotte Harbor. Our hope is to see these young people mature into productive and valuable assets of the community giving back the things they learned from their involvement with Youth Fishing 4 Christ.