2015 Spring Collection Trip: Native Aquatic Life Study, Geocaching, and Picnic

|   It's Warmed Up Enough to Get a Little Wet, but Still Cool Enough to Not Pass out from Florida's Sweltering Heat. Perfect Timing for a Native Aquatic Life Study And…

It's warmed up enough to get a little wet, but still cool enough to not pass out from Florida's sweltering heat. Perfect timing for a native aquatic life study and collection trip, paired with some geocaching and a picnic!

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Sponsored Picnic

This event is being sponsored by Fancy Tails Fish Farm, who will not only be assisting with identification of local species, but is also supplying a hot dog picnic for this outing. In addition, all participants will receive a 25% discount on all fish and plants purchased upon our return Sunday afternoon. Participants who contribute food to the picnic, will receive a 30% discount.


Sunday, April 26, 2015, 9am – 5pm
Meet at Fancy Tails Fish Farm by 9am for a briefing. We will be leaving at 9:30am.


Fancy Tails Fish Farm
701 Thunderbird Hill Road
Sebring, FL 33872

Supply List

  • Clothes & shoes you don't mind getting dirty and wet
  • Beach towel
  • Florida Freshwater Fishing License (see below)
  • Water or beverage of choice (it's going to be hot out there)
  • Food to share at the picnic
  • Collection container with lid
  • Net and trap (see below)
  • Smartphone with GPS (for geocaching)
  • Bug repellent
  • Sunscreen

Additional Information

In order to participate, you must bring a completed liability waiver and a Freshwater Fishing License. You may apply online for a recreational Fishing License, or purchase one from the sporting goods section of Walmart for about $17. While you're at it, get your Shoreline Saltwater License as well – it's free and will come in handy in a few months… (hint)

A light-weight, large traditional aquarium fish net, or pool leaf net with a fine mesh is a good option to bring. Seine nets and traps are also a good option.

About the Author

Travis has been an entrepreneur since the mid-90′s, with a background centered around information technology and engineering. He is the marketing guru of the team, implementing the myriad of ideas and concepts. His passion for decades has remained the innovative and practical side of fishkeeping, focusing various Pevicachromis species, Monocirrhus polyacanthus, and Mastacembelus erythrotaenia. In 2013, he began leveraging his technological and engineering background to develop an efficient, cost-effective filtration system, designed with home hobbyists and breeders in mind.
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