The nonprofit group Ladies Let’s Go Fishing Foundation will be hosting a class in October in the Florida Keys so aspiring anglers can learn, practice skills and go fishing.

The “No-Yelling School of Fishing” school will take place October 18-20 at the waterfront Elks Lodge in Tavernier, Florida. The school offers classroom presentations, two networking events, hands-on skill practice and optional charter boat fishing. No equipment or experience is necessary.

Optional charter fishing out of Florida’s Islamorada is offered on Friday and Sunday with prizes awarded for the LLGF Fishing Fever tournament to people fishing both days.


The school offers classroom presentations, two networking events, hands-on skill practice. (photos courtesy Ladies Let’s Go Fishing Foundation)

Activities begin Friday evening with a networking social and appetizer contest. Saturday morning indoor presentations begin at 9 am, covering offshore, inshore and bottom fishing, plus fishing basics and conservation. Speakers include Captains Lee Lavery, Melinda Buckley, Jeanne Towne and additional speakers.

Setting this program apart from typical fishing classes are the hands-on fishing activities taught by several guides for releasing, knot tying, dehooking, bait rigging, spin casting, gaffing grapefruits, cast netting and trailer backing. A second networking party will be held afterwards at Seaside Glassworks.

On Friday and Sunday are optional inshore and offshore fishing charter trips out of Whale Harbor, followed by a fillet demonstration.

Online early registration rate is $125 per person. Regular entry is $145. Ladies may register a male guest or teens to include the whole family.

VIP registration of $180 offers reserved seating, goody bag, a gift, future rebates and savings on souvenirs. Registration fee includes instruction, the use of equipment, a welcome reception, lunch, Saturday party, $20 in gifts and door prizes. Advance reservations are recommended.

For more information or to register, visit www.ladiesletsgofishing.com.

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