“Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” Weekend Offers Angling Education and Tournament in St. Augustine Aug. 13-14, 2016
Fort Lauderdale, FL – 5/2016 – Women are invited to tackle fishing skills and enter a fun fishing tournament at the Northeast Florida “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” University August 13-14. Held at the prestigious Northeast Florida Marlin Association private club house, the activities include classes, hands-on fishing skill practice and tournament kickoff party on Saturday. On Sunday is optional charter fishing and the “Anyone Can Win” tournament. It is hosted by the Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing nonprofit Foundation.
Activities launch on Saturday at 12:30 pm with classes on inshore and offshore fishing, followed by hands-on skill practice for knot tying, releasing/dehooking/conservation, lure rigging, spin casting, fly casting, gaffing grapefruits, cast netting, trailer backing, reel maintenance and more until 6pm. $300 of door prizes are offered. A reception, appetizer contest, auction and kickoff for the tournament follows from 6-8:30 pm.
On Sunday is an optional inshore or offshore charter fishing trip for sailfish, mahi mahi, mackerel, tuna, wahoo, snapper, amberjack, redfish, trout, snook and more, followed by awards. Participants who opt for the fishing portion are automatically entered into the “Anyone Can Win” tournament at no additional cost.
While the focus is on women, ladies have the option to register a male guest and/or teens to include the whole family. Eight thousand women have graduated. Commented Betty Bauman, Founder, “It has been since 2006 that we have been able to return to this excellent location. The Northeast Florida Marlin Club is showing its support to the community and offers an incredible opportunity for women to learn at the ‘No-Yelling’ School of Fishing.”
Featured on national network television and more, the series is supported by major partners including National Marine Manufacturers Association, Discover Boating, Recreational Fishing and Boating Foundation, Mercury, Ranger Boats, Magic Tilt trailers, Penn, Humminbird, Minn Kota and Fish Florida. Annual sponsors are Freedom Boat Club, Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, Treasure Cay Beach, Marina & Golf Resort, Sunrise Resort & Marina, AFTCO/Guy Harvey, Future Angler Foundation and Harbor Financial Services. Local sponsors include the Northeast Florida Marlin Association.
Registration of $85 includes instruction, use of equipment, hands-on training, reception and fundraisers. Early entry discounts are on the website. Charter fishing is additional and includes a free tournament entry. No equipment or experience is necessary. The Northeast Florida Marlin Association clubhouse at Camachee Cove is at 3030 Harbor Dr, St Augustine, FL 32084 (Vilano Beach).
Other LLGF events include Bimini Bahamas Sept. 9-11, FL Keys/Tavernier/Islamorada Oct. 21-23 and Chokoloskee/Everglades National Park Nov. 19-20.
About “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!”
The Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing Foundation (LLGF) is a national charitable 501C3 organization dedicated to attracting women and families to fishing while encouraging conservation and responsible angling. LLGF promotes networking among and emphasizes mentorships. 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 and families to fishing. Both Bauman and the University series – dubbed “The No-Yelling School of Fishing” – 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.
Women and their families can learn, practice and go inshore or offshore charter fishing in a tournament at this non-intimidating weekend of fishing fun.