**Rescheduled**Progressive® Insurance Tampa Boat Show™ Hosts Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing! Learn to Fish on Oct. 26-27, 2019

**Rescheduled**Progressive® Insurance Tampa Boat Show™ Hosts Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing! Learn to Fish on Oct. 26-27, 2019

Ladies are invited to the Progressive® Insurance Tampa Boat Show™ for a day of fishing education and networking on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019. Conducted by Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing, the “Learn to Fish” day features instruction on fishing strategy, techniques and conservation, as well as hands-on skill practice with guides. No equipment or experience is necessary to attend the “No Yelling School of Fishing.” Optional fishing is available on Sunday, Oct. 27 at additional charge.

The event will be held at the Tampa Convention Center and harbor on Saturday, Oct. 26 from noon to 6 p.m., preceded by a Freedom Boat Club Early Bird Pontoon Boat Cruise from 10 –11:15 a.m. Capacities are limited for the classes, cruise and optional Sunday fishing.

Speakers and instructors include Captains Leiza Fitzgerald, Pamela Wirth, Alice Trautman, Stacy Horak, Rachel Nobbe, Stewart Ames and others.

Registration fee of $49 early entry, $59 week of event includes show admission, inshore/bay fishing instruction, hands-on practice for knot-tying & casting practice plus the Freedom Boat Club earlybird cruise and networking hour with food & drinks. Combined with a swag bag and a voucher for a future Freedom Boat Club Sunset Boat Cruise for recipient and friends, the extras are worth more than $100.

An optional Charter Fishing Trip will be offered on Sunday, October 27, to practice new skills on the water, targeting redfish, trout, snapper and more. Charter boats hold 2 to 4 people with fishing licenses and gear provided. Oct. 27 is optional fishing only with no classes offered. Participants should sign up at least one month in advance to secure a spot on the charter boats on https://www.ladiesletsgofishing.com/tampa .

“We’re excited to help women feel more comfortable to enter the sport of fishing in the Tampa area,” commented Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing founder Betty Bauman. “Women represent 45% of all new anglers. Once they gain knowledge of the equipment and strategy, these new anglers can make a positive impact on the industry and bring others to the sport.”

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, Magic Tilt trailers, Penn, Scout Boats, Seven Seas Yacht Sales, Power-Pole and Fish Florida. Largest Annual Sponsors are CCA Florida STAR, Freedom Boat Club, Sunrise Resort & Marina and Future Angler Foundation.

The Ladies Learn to Fish seminar at the Progressive Insurance Tampa Boat Show will be held at the Tampa Convention Center and harbor, 333 S. Franklin St., Tampa FL 33602. The final 2019 LLGF event is Oct.18-20 in Islamorada with a full day of inshore and offshore instruction by fishing legends, hands-on practice, networking and two days of optional fishing offshore or inshore in the Keys.

For seminar information contact: “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” at 954-475-9068; email: [email protected], website/registration: www.ladiesletsgofishing.com, Facebook: www.facebook.com/ladiesletsgofishing

About “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!”

The Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing Foundation (LLGF) is a nonprofit 501C3 organization dedicated to attracting women and families to fishing while encouraging conservation and responsible angling. Known as the “No-Yelling School of Fishing,” LLGF conducts weekend, immersion-based educational programs in multiple regions of Florida with classroom presentations, hands-on practice, networking and an option to fish from boats or land, depending on the venue. No equipment or experience is necessary. The organization also offers fishing experiences and international trips.

Founded in 1997 by Betty Bauman of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, LLGF has over 8,000 graduates from around the country, representing the largest organization of its kind. The effort is supported by sponsors and donors. Both Bauman and the University series 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.