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Salt Springs Alliance to host kayak fishing seminar Aug. 21

Participants will learn some of the intricacies of fishing from a kayak during a seminar at Werner-Boyce Salt Springs State Park. The seminar will last for one hour followed by two hours of fishing.

TERRY TOMALIN | Times (2010)

Participants will learn some of the intricacies of fishing from a kayak during a seminar at Werner-Boyce Salt Springs State Park. The seminar will last for one hour followed by two hours of fishing.

PORT RICHEY — The Salt Springs Alliance will host a kayak fishing seminar in conjunction with Thomas Doehleman of Osprey Bay Outdoors at 7:30 a.m. Aug. 21 at Werner-Boyce Salt Springs State Park.

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Doehleman will share information on outfitting kayaks to make them fishing friendly. Information about Werner-Boyce and general paddling fishing topics also will be discussed. The seminar will last about one hour, followed by two hours of access to fish Werner-Boyce Salt Springs State Park from a kayak.

The cost is $5 for all nonmembers, while Salt Springs Alliance members may attend for free. Kayaks can be reserved and rented from Osprey Bay Outdoors at (727) 524-9670. The rental must be arranged in advance.

Reservations, proper attire and safety equipment are required. Sign-in begins at 7 a.m. Reservations can be made via e-mail to cso.saltsprings@gmail.com or by calling (727) 816-1890.

TRIATHLON: The fourth annual CoteeMan Triathlon will be held Aug. 27 at the New Port Richey Recreation and Aquatic Center. The event is a "sprint triathlon" with a 150-yard pool swim, a 9-mile bike course and a 5K (3.1 mile) run. The distances make this the perfect triathlon for first timers and, as a USAT sanctioned event, it is a great race for experienced triathletes as well. The race starts and ends at the New Port Richey Recreation and Aquatic Center. IHOP will provide a post-race breakfast. For information and to register, visit www.coteemantriathlon.com. Questions should be directed to USAT certified race director Rob Marlowe at (727) 847-2424.

I9 Sports: Open registration is under way for I9 Sports fall leagues throughout Pasco County. Kids ages 3-16 at any skill level can participate in flag football, soccer, basketball, cheerleading and T-ball. Registration is available online at www.i9sports.com or call the league office at (813) 532-1507.

UMPIRE TRAINING: The Hernando Sumter Umpires Association will host two umpire clinics in Wesley Chapel for men and women over 16 who want to become a baseball or softball umpire. The clinics will be held at noon Sept. 3 and noon Sept. 10 at Wesley Chapel District Park. The sessions run three hours and cost $20. Seating is limited. To sign up, visit www.hernandosumterumpire.com/UMPIRE-CLINICS.html. For information, call (352) 593-6998 or e-mail clinics@hernandosumterumpire.com.

CAMP: The J. Ben Harrill Recreation Complex will host a Special Needs Sports Camp from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 8-11. The camp is open to kids with special needs ages 8-22. Campers must be independent in self care and behavioral skills. They must be able to tolerate outdoor activity in the heat and participate in high energy activity, as no medical staff will be on site. Campers will participate in structured activities such as team sports, individual sports and arts and crafts. Campers must supply lunch and drinks, but snacks will be provided. The cost is $75 per week and will be staffed by Pasco County teachers. For information, call (727) 942-7439.

Contact David Rice at davidrice83@gmail.com.

Salt Springs Alliance to host kayak fishing seminar Aug. 21 08/02/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, August 2, 2011 8:02pm]
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