The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will be hosting a unique women-only fishing seminar on April 9, 2016, at the local Cabela’s.
As more women begin to take up fishing, more groups and organizations are finding ways to encourage female participation in the sport.
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, along with the Coastal Conservation Association and National Wildlife Federation, are offering a unique fishing seminar on April 9 at Cabela’s in Gonzales, LA.
The Women’s Fish-Tagging Workshop will not only teach women how to tag fish. The seminar promises to “provide a host of other educational opportunities, including fish identification, best handling practices, equipment preparation, basic fishing skills as well as how to catch, clean and prepare fish.”
Workshops are limited to 30 participants. In addition to the April 9th seminar, another Women’s Fish-Tagging Workshop is set to take place on May 21st.
The rise of women-centered fishing seminars shouldn’t come as a surprise. More females are taking up fishing–with women making up 47 percent of new fishing participants, according to the 2015 Special Report on Fishing released last July by the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF).
The rise of female anglers should be welcomed with open arms. Glad to see other women joining our ranks!