St. Augustine Surf Fishing

Catch the Holiday Spirit!

Historic St. Augustine, FL Nov. 23-24, 2024

Surf Fishing Academy with Guy Harvey Outpost Resorts & Ladies Let’s Go Fishing! You can select Saturday or Sunday for the beach seminar and fishing.

Optional evening luxury golf cart tour of the fantastic Night of Lights!

Surf fishing and instruction is $85, Night of lights tour is $40.

Register HERE!

Once you register use Code LLGF for overnight hotel there for the event at 15% off their lowest rates. This code is only good for those who registered and for the weekend of the event.

If the rates seem high as it gets close to the event try the code to see what the rate is as they hold the lower hotel rates for LLGF.

Ladies, Learn and Go Surf Fishing – plus tour the famous Night of Lights!

At the fabulous Guy Harvey Outpost Resort, with surf fishing right behind the hotel on St. Augustine Beach!

The Catch: Instructions and surf fishing on the beach: Times based on tide 11 am to 3 pm Saturday and Sunday. Registration of $85 may include a free pack of Fish Bites & coozies (not guaranteed for 2023)! Instructed by Guy Harvey Resort Pro Guide Noel Kuhn. Please note KEEP BOTH SATURDAY AND SUNDAY OPEN on your schedule just in case we have to move you from one day to the other.

St. Augustine LLGF surf showing how to reel

The Holiday Spirit Golf Cart Tour: Night of Lights Tour Evening Optional Excursion: Tour the acclaimed Night of Lights to view glistening lights from ground to rooftops on a luxury golf cart! Tour fee of $40. Traveling with husband or friend? It’s ok to sign them up for the tour too – if there is space, please do so in advance max 1 addl per signup! All based on availability as we need to accommodate registered participants first.

St. Augustine Night of Lights

Surf Fishing Academy – Learn and go fishing!

Learn from Noel Kuhn, one of the best surf fishing guides in St Augustine, on its large beautiful beaches where the surf fishing is among the top in the state. 

Upon arrival, park at lobby, walk to the beach, if you have 4 wheel drive can drive to the beach.

At the beginning, brief instruction by Noel about the bait, rigs and how to cast. We’ll get right to fishing. Noel will help with hands on instructions as you fish and can show how to tie on your rig. He will have rods for you to take turns fishing or bring your own rod combo (see below)

Things you will learn:

Surf Fishing Rigging

How to read the surf

Baits to use

How water temperature affects your success

Species of fish can you expect to catch

Long distance casting techniques 300’to 600’ and beyond!

Target whiting, pompano, redfish, black drum and blue fish!

Rods will be supplied for you to share/take turns.

You can keep legal fish.

Equipment and bait (sand fleas, clams, shrimp and blue crab and Fish Bites) supplied unless you want to bring your own rod, 11-13 ft combo spin or conventional, to cast to where the fish are.   

Tip Additional (welcome) for guide.

The goal is to learn how to fish on your own.

Book a room and take a pre-holiday break!

Escape from Thanksgiving preparations for a day, do it Sunday instead!

Shore Fishing License: Unless you are 65 or over you will need a shoreline fishing license. It’s free for Florida Residents, there is a small convenience fee. For information and get the license go to 

The Holiday Spirit Tour:

Saturday, participants check your confirmation email for time may pick up approx 4:30pm take a luxury golf car tour of St Augustine’s Nights of Lights on its opening day. St. Augustine glows with holiday magic – millions of tiny white lights for a magical atmosphere in the Nation’s Oldest City. Tour historic downtown St Augustine, approximately a half hour could be more. Registered participants can sign up an extra person or spouse for the light tour based on availability. A great way to start the holiday cheer!

While this is oriented towards women, men and teens are welcome to sign up as well.

What to bring for fishing:

Beach chair, cooler, stuff you would normally take to the beach like snacks, sunscreen, sunglasses.

Demo rods provided to share, or bring your rod especially if you would like to keep fishing after the class.

Instructor Noel Kuhn :

While Noel Kuhn loves all types of fishing, surf fishing has been his passion for 40 years.

He is a founding member, past President and on the Board of Directors of the Florida Surfcasters Club, winning club as well as public tournaments. He speaks at fishing clubs to spark the passion in new surf anglers. He runs a surf fishing guide service from Fernandina south to Daytona. He loves putting his clients in position to slide fish onto the sand as well as teaching conservation, sportsmanship and stewardship of the beach environment.

He also teaches long distance casting and builds high quality sand spikes. Noel said “The look on a student’s face when they first crack 300, 400, or 500 foot casts is priceless!”

Noel’s description of a perfect day of surf fishing is, “Toes in the sand 30 minutes before sunrise. 10-mph southeast breeze in your face, three-foot curls breaking in clean water. Sliding some fat Pompano on to the sand. Next, a drag screaming six-foot Blacktip going airborn. Then grabbing lunch with fellow surfcasters!”

Accommodations at Guy Harvey Outpost Resort, St. Augustine :

St. Augustine is the oldest continually occupied European-founded city in the United States, established in 1565 by Don Pedro Menendez de Aviles, Spain. This “Old City” offers more than four centuries of history, plus a thriving arts scene and unique local culture. At the Guy Harvey oceanfront resort, guests can surf the waves and soak up the sun, minutes away from St. Augustine’s charming historic downtown. Enjoy panoramic ocean views, fresh seafood from Santiago’s Florida Kitchen & Craft Bar restaurant, large outdoor pool with beach access and great Guy Harvey merchandise in the Outfitter Shop. Booking your next kayaking adventure, eco-tour or fishing charter is a sea breeze away with their knowledgeable Adventure Coordinator on site. They look forward to having you at the brand-new resort on St. Augustine Beach!

Book your room early, as this is a well-attended night in St. Augustine!

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. LLGF is excited to partner with Guy Harvey Outpost Resorts!

Founded in 1997 by Betty Bauman of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, LLGF has over 9,000 graduates from around the country, representing the largest organization of its kind. 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. More details are on

Questions? Contact Kevin DeNell