Women’s Fishing Workshops

Every year, LDWF partners with the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Foundation to present two Women’s Fishing 101 Workshops. These workshops are open to all women over the age of 18 who are interested in learning about fishing and Louisiana’s aquatic resources. The goal of these workshops is to give women the opportunity to become knowledgeable, confident anglers who enjoy and protect the beautiful fisheries Louisiana has to offer.

Whether you haven’t cast a line in 20 years or it’s something you’ve never done before, these workshops are for you. Lead by LDWF biologists and aquatic volunteer instructors, the workshops cover a variety of topics and teach numerous skills to help make fishing more enjoyable for everyone. Some of the topics include fish identification, best fish handling practices, preparing fishing equipment, and basic fishing skills, as well as cleaning, storing, and cooking fish.

Some of the participants in each workshop will also get the chance to apply their newly learned skills on an overnight weekend fishing trip under the direction of LDWF biologists and volunteer instructors. 

2020 Spring Workshop Dates

  • Saturday, April 18: Waddill Outdoor Education Center, Baton Rouge
    • Overnight fishing trip for this class: May 29-31
  • Saturday, April 25: Waddill Outdoor Education Center, Baton Rouge
    • Overnight fishing trip for this class: July 31-August 2

Registration opens Monday, February 3, 2020.

Register for the April 18th Workshop

Register for the April 25th Workshop

Participants may only attend one workshop. Selected registrants will be notified via email or phone prior to each workshop.


 Really enjoyed the hands on learning - best way to learn - Really enjoyed the fish cleaning segment & the in-store demo.”-Participant at the April 14, 2018 workshop

Thank you so much! It was great to learn in an environment with other ladies wanting to learn and of all ages experience.”-Participant at the April 28, 2018 workshop

This was the Best. Very impressed!! Everyone was awesome!! The team even brought something different to the workshop which made it so much better.”-Participant at the April 28, 2018 workshop