The highly acclaimed “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” educational series announces partnerships with the National Marine Manufacturer’s Association (NMMA), Discover Boating, Miami International Boat Show, Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation (RBFF) and Take Me Fishing. The relationship will serve to further efforts to encourage the female sector to participate in fishing and boating through educational programming.
“We’re excited to partner with these fantastic organizations who have interest in reaching out to attract women to the sport of fishing,” commented LLGF Founder, Betty Bauman. “Women are known for bringing others to the sports they enjoy, meaning one new female angler brings a multiplying factor.”
“Women have been recognized as a viable market likely to fish with the proper knowledge and encouragement,” commented Frank Peterson, RBFF President. Thom Dammrich, NMMA President added, “This new angler base will contribute to conservation through license purchases and help support the industry as they expand their fishing endeavors.”
Known for its emphasis on conservation, LLGF offers weekend fishing universities focused on women and novice to mid-level experienced anglers. What sets this series apart is the one-on-one skill practice, including catch and release, de-hooking, spin, net and fly casting, boat handling, trailer backing, knot tying, conservation and more. Most weekend events begin with a Friday networking reception. On Saturday are morning classes, lunch, afternoon hands-on skill practice and optional charter fishing on Sunday with fillet demonstration. The program focuses on women, their male guests and teens to include the family.
These sponsors join LLGF major partners including the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, Mercury, Ranger Boats, Magic Tilt trailers, Humminbird, Minn Kota and Fish Florida.
Annual sponsors are Freedom Boat Club, Treasure Cay Beach, Marina & Golf Resort, Old Bahama Bay, Sunrise Resort & Marina, Valentine’s Resort & Marina, Penn, AFTCO/Guy Harvey, Future Angler Foundation, Harbor Financial Services, Wear Video Badge and All Rite Grading.
LLGF has hosted three events so far for 2015, and has two more scheduled:
March 14-15 Ft. Myers/Matlacha
April 17-19 South Florida
May 29-31 Treasure Coast
November 13-15 Keys/Islamorada
Sept. 11-13 Bimini, Bahamas Adventure
More than 8,000 graduates have attended from 44 states, to learn and experience fishing for Florida’s inshore and offshore saltwater species.