Dreams of fishing will become reality for women at the Southwest Florida award winning “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!”® seminar, March 16-18, 2011 in Naples, FL. Held in conjunction with support from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), the ‘Women’s Fishing University’ will offer a weekend of educational fishing activities at the Naples Harbour Yacht Club, with hotel accommodations at the Marriott Fairfield Inn & Suites.
The seminar will kick off with the Harbor Financial networking happy hour at the beautiful Naples Harbour Yacht Club on Friday evening, March 16, from 6-8 pm. The classroom portion starts at 8:00 am on Saturday, March 17, where fishing techniques will be taught at beginner and intermediate/advanced levels in the morning. Fishing topics and speakers will include Captains such as Kevin Merritt/Rod and Reel Basics, Jon Fetter/Inshore, Will Geraghty/Offshore-Bottom and Capt. Roan Zumfelde/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. On Sunday, March 18, participants have the option to practice their newly learned skills from either a bay/backcountry or group boat, followed by a fillet demonstration.
Year after year, participants praise the program and share the experience with fellow female anglers. “Being able to pick, choose, and move between skill stations was terrific! I loved the flexibility,” commented Mary Hackney, Naples, FL. Georgia Allen, Bonita Springs, FL added, “I learned more about fishing in two days than from my dad in 20 years!”
Featured on national network television and more, the series is held in conjunction with the FWC through the Sport Fish Restoration Program, with major partners such as Ranger, Mercury, Silver Airways Corp., 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 registration starts at only $99 and includes instruction, use of equipment, hands-on training, networking reception, silent auction, lunch, goody bags and more. The Sunday Fishing Adventure, with tackle and bait provided, is additional at $99 for Party Boat and $140 for bay/flats fishing. The beautiful Naples Harbour Yacht Club is located at 475 North Road, Naples, FL 33104; www.wetanddryslips.com. The overnight hotel is Marriott Fairfield Inn & Suites, phone 239-261-3500. Participants are encouraged to book their overnight rooms as early as possible. In addition to the Naples workshop, the 2012 schedule includes additional workshops: The 2012 seminar schedule also includes South Florida/Ft. Lauderdale: April 20-22, Treasure Coast/Stuart: May 18-20 and Keys/Islamorada: Nov. 9-11. Contact: LLGF, phone 954-475-9068, fax 954-474-7299.
“Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!”® saltwater fishing seminar for women, March 16-18 at the Naples Harbour Yacht Club. Hotel accommodations at the Marriott Fairfield Inn & Suites. Registration begins at $99/advance and includes networking reception and silent auction, classes at beginner/advanced levels, lunch, hands-on skill stations, goody bag and more. Fishing adventure fees for Sunday are additional. Other 2012 dates: South Florida/Ft. Lauderdale: April 20-22, Treasure Coast/Stuart: May 18-20 and Keys/Islamorada: Nov. 9-11. Contact information is: phone: (954) 475-9068; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; website: www.ladiesletsgofishing.com, www.facebook.com/ladiesletsgofishing.