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

Registration for both workshops will open today and close Wednesday, June 24th. While not required to register, 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

 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 the states, the District of Columbia and insular areas fish and wildlife agencies for fishery projects, boating access and aquatic education. 

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 us protect your hunting and fishing heritage while preserving habitat, wildlife, and aquatic resources by purchasing your license at To receive email or text alerts signup here