Release: Ladies To Catch Fishing Skills in Ft. Myers/Matlacha March 14-15, 2015

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 Ladies To Catch Fishing Skills in Ft. Myers/Matlacha March 14-15, 2015

LAUDERDALE, FL – 1/2015 – –

Back by popular demand, the award winning “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!®” University Series will return to the Ft. Myers/Matlacha area March 14-15, 2015 at Matlacha Community Park.

“We have chosen to host our Gulf Coast event at Matlacha – a beautiful part of the state with bountiful inshore fishing,” commented Founder, Betty Bauman, adding that last year there were more than 80 participants. “It’s perfect for beginners and those who have fished before!”

Held on a Saturday afternoon, the mini-event includes much of what is offered at the full LLGF Universities plus kayak fishing. For this event, women will travel from several states for education, hands-on fishing activities, habitat conservation and to meet other female anglers. On Saturday, topics include conservation, inshore and kayak fishing, proper equipment usage and more, followed by a supervised hands-on fishing skill practice and concluding with a networking party. On Sunday, participants have an option to charter fish from flats, pontoon/deck boats or from kayaks with guides.


The Award-winning “No-Yelling School of Fishing” Curriculum

Saturday 12:30 – 4:30: Classroom presentations are conservation, equipment, back country/inshore and kayak fishing, followed by hands-on fishing skills until 4:30 pm. Skills such as releasing, conservation, knot tying, kayak fishing, lure usage, spin and net casting, fly fishing, fish fighting techniques and more will be available for hands-on practice. Events conclude with a silent auction, followed by a networking party.

Sunday: Ladies embark on their chosen half day fishing adventure from flats and pontoon/deck boats or guided kayaks (optional/additional) out of Matlacha Community Park, followed by fish filleting.

On a tiny strip island between Ft. Myers and Pine Island, Matlacha Community Park is on the water, with large fields, a fishing pier and launch ramp, at 4577 Pine Island Road N.W., Matlacha, FL 33993.

Featured on national network television and more, the University series is also supported by major partners Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, Mercury Outboards, Ranger Boats, Minn Kota, Humminbird and Magic Tilt Trailers. Those and other supporters are recognized on

The mission of LLGF is to increase the numbers of responsible anglers. According to a recent report by the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation, women now represent the largest share of new anglers.

University registration includes instruction, use of equipment, hands-on training, networking, fundraisers and more. No equipment or experience is necessary. Optional fishing charter rates are on

Contact: Phone: (954) 475-9068;;,


About “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!”

Endorsed by 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 8,000 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. 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.


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Brief release:  “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!’ Matlacha/Ft. Myers University, March 14-15, 2015


Ladies To Catch Fishing Skills in Ft. Myers/Matlacha March 14-15, 2015


“Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!”® will host the Matlacha/Ft. Myers Fishing University for women, March 14-15, 2015 at Matlacha Community Park, 4577 Pine Island Road N.W., Matlacha, FL 33993. Women and teens can learn and practice fishing at several hands-on skill stations, then have an option to charter fish inshore from boats and kayaks on Sunday. Registration includes networking reception and fundraisers, classes, hands on practice and more. Guided fishing on Sunday is additional. New for 2015 is the Ladies Choice option to bring a male guest or invite teens to include the whole family.


Contact: phone (954) 475-9068; email; website; Facebook



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