Stuart, FL, March 08, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Women can learn fishing and opt to compete with seasoned anglers at the popular “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!”® seminar, April 23-25, Stuart, FL. This award-winning program, hosted by Florida’s Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), has partnered with the Frances Langford Memorial Fishing Tournament (FLMFT) to have both events at the Frances Langford Dockside Pavilion so women can share in the excitement of a tournament after learning. The pavilion is an indoor community center located at Indian Riverside Park in Jensen Beach.
"It's not uncommon for women to attend the seminar and surprisingly beat more experienced anglers at a fishing tournament shortly afterwards," comments the program's Founder, Betty Bauman. "LLGF participants who select inshore fishing on Sunday can add the exciting experience of fishing in the one-day inshore tournament on Sunday. Those who don't wish to compete can simply sign up for the offshore, inshore or group boat fishing on Sunday." Bauman invites female tournament anglers, whether beginner or advanced, to sharpen their competitive edge at the seminar, just before the competition.
The LLGF seminar kicks off with the Harbour Financial networking happy hour on Friday evening, April 23, from 6:30-8:30 pm. The classroom portion starts at 8:00 am on Saturday, where fishing techniques will be taught at beginner and intermediate/advanced levels in the morning. Fishing topics will be Rod and Reel Basics, Inshore, Offshore-Bottom and Fly Fishing. After lunch, the women will participate in several “hands-on” fishing stations, such as conservation techniques, spin casting, net casting, landing and releasing, trailer backing, fly casting, knot tying, gaffing grapefruits, boat handling and reeling against pressure, until 4:30 pm. LLGF participants are invited to the FLMFT kickoff party at the same facility beginning at 6 pm Saturday.
On Sunday, April 25, participants have the option to practice their newly learned skills from inshore, offshore or group boat, followed by a fillet demonstration. Inshore anglers can opt to fish the FLMFT inshore tournament at the same time for tournament fees beginning at $50 in addition to the LLGF per-person charter boat fee. Tournament anglers who have tackle can compete from shore on their own. Tackle is included for the charter fishing offered by LLGF. FLMFT offers angler awards for the heaviest trout and redfish. Hosted by the Jensen Beach Chamber of Commerce, the FLMFT is a part of the Southern Kingfish Association (SKA )weeklong event. LLGF participants are also invited to enter the SKA offshore tournament on their own the following weekend. For more information, visit www.langfordska.com.
Featured on national network television and more, the LLGF series is held in conjunction with the FWC through the Sport Fish Restoration Program, with major partners such as Ranger, BoatU.S. ANGLER Insurance, Gulfstream Int’l Airlines, Minn Kota, Humminbird and Magic Tilt Trailers. There will be opportunities for local businesses and area anglers to take an active role in the seminar.
Early LLGF seminar registration is just $99 when made 30 days or more in advance. Regular registration is $125 up to a week before the event and $145 for walk-ins and the week of the event. Registration includes instruction, use of equipment, hands-on training, networking reception, silent auction, meals, goody bags and more. The Sunday Fishing Adventure, with tackle provided, plus the optional tournament entry, is additional.
In addition to the Stuart workshop, the 2010 schedule includes additional Florida workshops: March 19-21, Naples; June 11-13, Fort Lauderdale; and Nov. 12-14, Islamorada. Contact: phone (954) 475-9068; email email@example.com; website www.ladiesletsgofishing.com.