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Florida Friendly Fishing Guides in Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach 

The following local guides have been certified by Florida Sea Grant as "Florida Friendly Fishing Guides." This means they have completed a rigorous certification process to prove their commitment to preserving the future of Florida’s fisheries through sustainable boating and fishing techniques.

As stated on the Sea Grant site, "Florida Friendly Fishing Guides provide a richer fishing experience for their clients through their angling expertise and environmental stewardship."

Fun family fishing with Capt. Van HubbardCapt. Christian Hunter Brown, Hunter Brown Charters, Boca Grande, FL, 941-735-1820, hunterbrowncharters.comFacebookCertified Sept 2019.

Capt. Rich Damianos, Reel Rich Fishing, Punta Gorda, FL, 607-327-0221, ReelRichFishing.comFacebookCertified Oct 2019.

Capt. Becca DeRosa, Kids’ Needs of Greater Englewood, Englewood, Kids Needs Facebook Page, 315-256-6613, bcderosa63@gmail.comCertified Oct 2020.

Capt. Van Hubbard, Family Fun Fishing, Englewood, FL, 941-468-4017, captvan.comFacebookCertified July 2020.

Capt. Chris Newberry, Outcast Charter Company, Ponce de Leon/Punta Gorda Isles, FL, 941-628-0359,, FacebookCertified Nov 2019.

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