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Women's Fishing 101 Workshops

Every year, LDWF partners with the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Foundation to present two free 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 help women become knowledgeable, confident anglers who enjoy and protect Louisiana’s world-class fishing.

Whether you haven’t cast a line in 20 years or you’ve never fished before, these workshops are for you. Lead by LDWF biologists and volunteer instructors, the 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, as well as cleaning, storing, and cooking fish.

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

Upcoming Workshops 

  • July 11, 2020 – LDWF Waddill Wildlife Refuge, Baton Rouge
    • Proposed Field Trip: July 31-Aug 2 (Location TBD)
  • July 18, 2020 – LDWF Waddill Wildlife Refuge, Baton Rouge     
    • Proposed Field Trip: August 21-23 (Location TBD)


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

"Really enjoyed the hands-on learning—best way to learn. Really enjoyed the fish cleaning segment and 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 and 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