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Women’s Fishing 101 registration available

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) and the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Foundation (LWFF) are teaming up to present two Women’s Fishing 101 workshops this July that were previously postponed due to COVID-19. The workshops are open to women over the age of 18 who are interested in learning about fishing and utilizing Louisiana’s aquatic resources.

The workshops cover a variety of skills to help make fishing more enjoyable. LDWF biologists and aquatic volunteer instructors will train 18 women per event in fish identification, best fish handling practices, preparing fishing equipment, basic fishing skills, as well as cleaning, storing and cooking fish.  Ten participants will be randomly selected from each course and get the chance to apply their newly learned skills on a fishing field trip under the direction of LDWF biologists and volunteer instructors. Please note that safety is the primary concern and all workshops will follow guidelines set by the CDC, State of Louisiana and LDWF. These workshops have the potential to be postponed or canceled due to COVID-19 concerns.

Interested women can visithttps://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/page/womens-fishing-101-workshopsto register. Participants may only attend one workshop. Elected registrants will be notified via email or phone prior to each workshop.

  • July 11, 2020 – LDWF Waddill Wildlife Refuge, Baton Rouge
    Proposed Field Trip: July 31-Aug 2 (Location TBD)
  • July 18, 2020 – LDWF Waddill Wildlife Refuge, Baton Rouge
    Proposed Field Trip: August 21-23 (Location TBD)

Registration for both workshops arenow openbut close Wednesday, June 24. While not required at registration, participants must possess a valid Louisiana fishing license to participate in the workshop. Licenses purchased now expire June 30, 2021. To purchase a fishing license, visit https://la-web.s3licensing.com/.

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is charged with managing and protecting Louisiana’s abundant natural resources.  For more information, visit us at wlf.la.gov, on Facebook at facebook.com, on Instagram @WLFLA, or on Twitter @LDWF.

The Women’s Fishing Workshops are hosted in conjunction with the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Foundation. The LWFF was formed to provide a means for individuals and corporations to become partners with the Department and Commission in the challenge of conserving Louisiana’s wildlife and fisheries resources.

Women’s Fishing 101 Workshops are funded by the Sport Fish Restoration Fund, a USFWS grant program that provides grant funds to fish and wildlife agencies for fishery projects, boating access and aquatic education across the country.

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is charged with managing and protecting Louisiana’s abundant natural resources. LDWF receives no state general funding and depends on license sales as a major funding source.  Help protect hunting and fishing heritage while preserving habitat, wildlife, and aquatic resources by purchasing a license at www.wlf.la.gov, where users can also sign up to receive email or text alerts from LDWF.