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Fishing Workshops

Every year, LDWF partners with the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Foundation to present Fishing Workshops. The goals of these workshops are to help new participants become knowledgeable, confident anglers who enjoy and protect Louisiana’s world-class fishing.

Whether you've never fished before or you haven't cast a line in 20 years, these workshops are for you. Lead by LDWF biologists and volunteer instructors, these workshops cover a variety of topics and teach numerous skills to help make fishing more enjoyable for everyone. Workshop topics include fish identification, best fish handling practices, preparing fishing equipment, and basic fishing skills.

Upcoming Workshops


While not required to apply, participants must possess a valid Louisiana fishing license to participate in a workshop.

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.
“This was a great experience. I feel confident to start fishing!!!”
Participant, July 2020

“Thank you so much for giving your time and knowledge! I've learned so much and will put all to use real well as get to pass along to my 2 boys!”
Participant, July 2020

“I'm leaving with so much more confidence in my abilities.”
Participant, September 2020


Sport Fish Restoration Program Funding

Women’s Fishing 101 Workshops are funded by the Sport Fish Restoration Fund, a U.S. Fish and Wildilfe Service grant program that provides funds to the states, the District of Columbia, and insular areas fish and wildlife agencies for fishery projects, boating access, and aquatic education.