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FWC looking for lady anglers

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Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Media contact: Kelly Campbell, 850-488-6058

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is looking for a few good ladies - lady anglers, that is. The FWC invites all women who want to learn more about saltwater fishing and meet other lady anglers to register for the "Ladies, Let's Go Fishing!" event in Naples on March 11-12.

The "Ladies, Let's Go Fishing!" program is fondly referred to as the "No-Yelling School of Fishing" and offers a full weekend of educational fishing activities for women to acquire or fine-tune their fishing skills, learn about habitat conservation and enjoy meeting other female anglers.

The FWC will help educate participants on the importance of marine conservation by showing habits that can be developed to help them make a difference, no matter where they fish. Women will learn safe hook-removal, release techniques and much more.

The program will begin Friday, March 11, at 6 p.m. with a welcome reception at the Naples Harbour Yacht Club. Saturday's events begin at 8 a.m. with classroom presentations, followed by lunch and hands-on practice with various fishing skills. An optional Sunday fishing adventure is also offered.

There are still spots left for advance registration. Visit or phone 954-475-9068 for registration and rate information.

FWC Facts:
The painted bunting is one of the most rapidly declining songbirds in the eastern U.S. Surveys show an astounding 4-6 percent annual decrease in its numbers from 1966 to 2007.

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