Skip to main content

Women’s fishing event set for Florida in August

Women are invited to the Northeast Florida "Ladies, Let's Go Fishing!" University during the weekend of Aug. 13-14.
Women can learn, practice and go inshore or offshore charter fishing during events sponsored by the group Ladies, Let's Go Fishing.

Women can learn, practice and go inshore or offshore charter fishing during events sponsored by the group Ladies, Let's Go Fishing.

Women are invited to tackle fishing skills and enter a fun fishing tournament at the Northeast Florida "Ladies, Let's Go Fishing!" University during the weekend of Aug. 13-14.

Held at the Northeast Florida Marlin Association private clubhouse, the activities include classes, hands-on fishing skill practice and a tournament kickoff party on Aug. 13.

On Sunday, there will be 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 p.m. with classes on inshore and offshore fishing, followed by hands-on practice for skills that include knot tying, releasing/dehooking/conservation, lure rigging, spin casting, fly casting, gaffing grapefruits, cast netting, trailer backing and reel maintenance.

A reception, appetizer contest, auction and start for the tournament follow from 6-8:30 p.m. On Sunday, there will be an optional inshore or offshore charter fishing trip for sailfish, mahi-mahi, mackerel, tuna, wahoo, snapper, amberjack, redfish, trout and snook, followed by awards.

Participants who opt for the fishing portion are automatically entered in the “Anyone Can Win” tournament at no additional cost.

Although the focus is on women, ladies have the option of registering a male guest and/or teens to include the whole family. Eight thousand women have graduated.

“It has been since 2006 that we have been able to return to this excellent location,” Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing founder Betty Bauman said in a statement. “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 TV, the series is supported by major partners that include the National Marine Manufacturers Association, Discover Boating, the 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, the Future Angler Foundation and Harbor Financial Services. Local sponsors include the Northeast Florida Marlin Association.

Registration of $85 includes instruction, the 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.

Related

1_LIMESTONE

Limestone Secures Financing for Expansion

The company said the $6 million in credit will be used to improve its Tennessee manufacturing facility and buy new equipment.

1_MCKENZIE

Mastry Marine Names Repower Center

St. Augustine, Fla.-based McKenzie Marine is the engine distributor’s latest designated Suzuki Repower Center.

1_VANDERBILT

Vanderbilt Ships First Pontoon

The company said the 700T Series was the first model shipped from its new Fort Wayne, Ind., factory and was delivered to The Marina in Angola, Ind.

1_CHIPS.ACT

NMMA Celebrates CHIPS Act

The legislation aims to return semiconductor manufacturing to the U.S. and allows businesses to deduct R&D costs in the same year they are incurred.

1_COX

Cox Marine Hires Sales and Support Staff

The diesel outboard builder this week brought aboard a new regional sales director, regional sales manager and an aftersales manager.

1_DEALEROUTLOOK

Boating Interests Lose Wind Farm Battle

The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled that a proposed wind farm off the Cleveland, Oh., waterfront meets planning requirements.

1_INFLATION.JULY

July Inflation Data Lags June

Consumer Price Index results may indicate that inflation has peaked, and Producer Price Index data was below market expectations.

1_YAMAHA

Yamaha Posts Higher Sales, Profit

The company’s first half 2022 net sales increased to $1.93 billion, and segment income rose to $330 million.