For this event, held in conjunction with support from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) through the Sport Fish Restoration Program, women will travel from several states for an exciting weekend of education, hands-on fishing activities, habitat conservation and to meet other female anglers. FWC will educate University participants on the importance of marine conservation and demonstrate hook removal, release techniques and more. The University provides an opportunity for the ladies to use their newly acquired skills to fish inshore or nearby offshore on their choice of a group boat, back country boat or kayak fishing. The age for participants includes teen females age 16 and up, when accompanied by an adult female.
The university decided to host the event here based on feedback from their 7,000 graduates who voted to fish the pristine 10,000 islands, an area known for birds and wildlife viewing as well as world-renowned fishing.
"This is a great 'out-there' fishing adventure, where women can learn and go fishing in an amazing area they might not visit on their own," commented Founder, Betty Bauman.
“We’re excited to host such an outstanding event,” commented Deana Paul, General Manager with Port of the Islands Everglades Adventure Resort, located at 25000 Tamiami Trail East. “Because of its unique position at the headwaters of the Ten Thousand Islands and the Gulf of Mexico, anglers from all over have chosen Port of the Islands Resort as their preferred destination for their fishing tours and recreational events. We pride ourselves on being able to exceed the needs of this very diverse population.”
The Award-winning "No-Yelling School of Fishing" Curriculum
- Friday, October 12: Optional swamp buggy rides, airboat tours, sunset cruise and dinner in Everglades City.
- Saturday October 13: Classroom presentations on back country/inshore, offshore, bottom, fly and the newly-added kayak fishing, followed by lunch and hands-on fishing skills until 4:30 pm. Named speakers are Heather Sneed /FWC and Captains Kevin Merritt, Jon Fetter, Will Geraghty, Roan Zumfelde, Rick Karnes and a kayak instructor TBA. Skills such as releasing, conservation, knot tying, bait rigging, spin and net casting, gaffing grapefruits, trailer backing, boat handling, fish fighting techniques and more will be available for hands-on practice. Events conclude with a networking party and silent auction.
- Sunday, October 14: Ladies embark on their chosen Fishing Adventure from boats or kayaks (optional/additional)
Featured on national network television and more, the University series is also supported by major partners Mercury Outboards, Ranger Boats, Silver Airways, Fishhound.com, Minn Kota, Humminbird and Magic Tilt Trailers. Those and other supporters are recognized on http://www.ladiesletsgofishing.com.
The mission of LLGF is to increase the numbers of responsible anglers. According to a recent report by the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation, “For the first time in several years, fishing has gained more participants than it lost - largely due to women taking up the sport.”
University registration starts at only $89 and includes instruction;
About "Ladies, Let's Go Fishing!"
Held in conjunction and with support from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, "Ladies, Let's Go Fishing!®" (LLGF) is a national organization dedicated to attracting more women to sport fishing and to promoting conservation and responsible angling. LLGF promotes networking among women anglers and emphasizes mentorship between novice and experienced members. Founded in 1997 by Betty Bauman, of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, LLGF has over 7,000 graduates and is the largest organization in the world whose objective is to introduce women to fishing. Both Bauman and the University series - often dubbed "The No-Yelling School of Fishing" - are renowned nationally in the sport fishing and marine industries. "Ladies Let's go Fishing!" hosts annual saltwater fishing universities for women in different Florida cities. The Universities teach fishing skills in a fun and relaxed environment, plus give hands-on opportunities to practice skills and a chance to go charter fishing. Noted as the "No Yelling School of Fishing."
The organization has earned rave reviews from national media including "Inside Edition," CBS' "The Early Show," NBC's "Nightly News," "Good Morning America," "Outdoor Life Network," USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, Southern Living and more.
ABOUT PORT OF THE ISLANDS EVERGLADES ADVENTURE RESORT
Port of the Islands Resort is a tropical vacation destination located at the doorstep of the Florida Everglades. With its bucolic settings and tropical landscapes, Port of the Islands Resort provides the perfect jumping off point for your Everglades Eco adventures and world class fishing in the Ten Thousands Islands and Gulf of Mexico, as well as the perfect landing spot when the day is done. Offering a full-service Marina, top-notch amenities, well appointed guest suites and meeting spaces, it’s easy to see why so many have chosen Port of the Islands Resort as their vacation and event destination.
For more information on Port of the Islands Resort visit us on the web at http://www.poiresort.com.
To register, make your reservation, or obtain additional information on “Ladies Let’s go Fishing” please call (954) 475-9068. Or visit www.ladiesletsgofishing.com or www.facebook.com/