Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA – Women, men and teens are invited to tackle fishing skills at the South Florida “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” University, April 27-29 at Chaos Fishing, Pompano Beach, Fla. Hosted by the nonprofit organization, the “No Yelling School of Fishing” offers classroom presentations, networking, hands-on skill practice and an optional charter fishing trip.
Activities launch Friday evening with a networking social and appetizer contest from 6-8pm. On Saturday beginning at 9:30 am are presentations on Fishing Basics by Capt. Lee Lavery, Offshore Fishing by Capt. Dennis Forgione, Inshore fishing by Capt. Brian Leibowitz, and Conservation by Betty Bauman. Hands-on skill practice follows, for releasing, knot tying, dehooking, bait rigging, spin casting, fly casting, gaffing grapefruits, cast netting, trailer backing, boat handling and more until 4:30 pm. On Sunday is an optional charter fishing trip for sailfish, mahi mahi, mackerel, tuna, wahoo, snapper and more, followed by a filet demonstration.
Ladies have the option to register a male guest and/or teens to include the whole family. Eight thousand women have graduated.
Featured on national network television and more, the series is supported by major partners including Recreational Fishing and Boating Foundation, Take Me Fishing, Vamos a Pescar, Mercury, Ranger Boats, Magic Tilt trailers and Fish Florida. Annual sponsors are Freedom Boat Club, Treasure Cay Beach, Marina & Golf Resort, Sunrise Resort & Marina, AFTCO/Guy Harvey, Future Angler Foundation and Power-Pole. Local partners include Chaos Fishing, Lighthouse Wealth Planning of Raymond James, Raymond James, Free Spool Sport Fishing, Capt. Bouncer Smith, Fishing Headquarters, Capt. Brian Leibowitz, Bass Pro Shops, HMY Yachts, Lady Pamela and more.
Early Registration of $79 (Regular $99) includes $50 worth of goodies, instruction, use of equipment, hands-on training, networking reception and fundraisers. Fishing is additional. No equipment or experience is necessary. Membership is not required, however there is a South Florida chapter available for graduates to continue the fishing fun. Chaos Fishing is at 4301 N Federal Highway, Suite 1, Pompano Beach, FL 33064. Sunday Fishing is out of Fort Lauderdale.
Other LLGF events include:
April 27-29 South Florida Saltwater Weekend Seminar
May 12 Palm Beach Surf Fishing Seminar
June 22-23 Keys Fishing Adventure Learning on the Water
Oct. 19-21 Keys Saltwater Weekend Seminar
About “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!”
The Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing Foundation (LLGF) is a national charitable 501C3 organization dedicated to attracting women and families to fishing and encouraging conservation and responsible angling. LLGF promotes networking among women anglers and emphasizes mentorships. Founded in 1997 by Betty Bauman, of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, LLGF has over 8,000 graduates and is the largest organization in the world whose objective is to introduce women and families to fishing. Both Bauman and the University series – dubbed “The No-Yelling School of Fishing” – are known nationally in the fishing and marine industries. The organization has earned rave reviews from media including Inside Edition, The Early Show, NBC Nightly News, CBS, Good Morning America, Outdoor Life Network, USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, Southern Living and more.
For more information, please visit http://www.ladiesletsgofishing.com.