“Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” Weekend Offers Angling Fun in South Florida April 21-23, 2017

“Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” Weekend Offers Angling Fun in South Florida April 21-23, 2017

“Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” Weekend Offers Angling Fun in South Florida April 21-23, 2017

Women, men and teens are invited to tackle fishing skills at the South Florida “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” University, April 21-23 at the I.T. Parker Community Center, Dania Beach, FL. Hosted by the nonprofit organization, the weekend conservation-minded university 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 Liebowitz, 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 ACR Electronics, Recreational Fishing and Boating Foundation, Mercury, Ranger Boats, Magic Tilt trailers, Penn, and Fish Florida. Annual sponsors are  Humminbird, Minn Kota, Freedom Boat Club, Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, Savage Gear/Okuma, Treasure Cay Beach, Marina & Golf Resort, Sunrise Resort & Marina, AFTCO/Guy Harvey, Future Angler Foundation, Seaguar and Power-Pole. Local partners include Lighthouse Wealth Planning of Raymond James, Raymond James, Free Spool Sport Fishing, Capt. Bouncer Smith, Fishing Headquarters, Capt Brian Leibowtz, Bass Pro Shops, Boat Owner’s Warehouse, HMY Yachts and more.

Registration includes 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. I.T. Parker is at 901 NE 3rd St., Dania Beach, FL 33004.

            Other LLGF events include:

May 20-21 Clearwater FL Inshore/Bay Seminar weekend

June 17-18 Keys Fishing Adventure Islamorada, Anyone Can Win Tournament

July 29-30 Homosassa Scalloping

Sept. 9-10 Northeast Florida Seminar weekend St. Augustine

Oct. 20-22 Keys Seminar Weekend/Islamorada

Nov. 17-19 Everglades/Chokoloskee Adventure

International Adventures:

April 6-10-12 Havana-Las Terrazas-Varadero Cuba

April 18-24 Costa Rica

April 29-May 3 Havana-Santiago Cuba

May 16-21 Havana Cuba Fishing/Snorkeling

            Contact: LLGF, phone 954-475-9068, fax 954-474-7299, email: fish@ladiesletsgofishing.com, website: www.ladiesletsgofishing.com, Facebook: www.facebook.com/ladiesletsgofishing  

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Brief release or calendar information:

“Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” Weekend offers Angling Fun in South Florida April 21-23 “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!”® will host the South Florida Fishing University April 21-23

2017 at the I.T. Parker Community Center, Dania Beach. Women, teens and male guests can learn then practice fishing at several hands-on skill stations, plus have an option to charter fish on Sunday. Registration includes networking reception and fundraisers, classes, hands on practice and more. Guided fishing is additional. Ladies can register a male guest or teens to include the whole family.

Contact: (954) 475-9068; email info@ladiesletsgofishing.com; website www.ladiesletsgofishing.com; Facebook www.facebook.com/ladiesletsgofishing.

Summary

Women and their families can learn, practice and go offshore charter fishing at this non-intimidating weekend of fishing fun.

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.