on Aug 22, 2011 12:00 AM • Views 3945
Media Contact: BB Gillen, Outdoor Skills Coordinator
919-218-3638
bb.gillen@ncwildlife.org

RALEIGH, N.C. (Aug. 22, 2011) –The deadline for registering to participate in the Becoming an Outdoors-Woman basic fishing workshop is fast approaching. Only a few spaces are still available for this unique opportunity.

Applications must be received by 5 p.m., Sept. 3. For a $25 registration fee, women can experience the basics – and fun – of fishing at Bass Pro Shop’s pond, in Concord, N.C., from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 11.

Participants will learn about important fishing knots, equipment, pond and lake ecology, types of baits and lures, and especially when to use what bait. They will have time to practice those skills and fish in the "catch and release" waters of Bass Pro Shop’s pond under the guidance of experienced instructors.

“If you’re a woman who wants to learn how to fish, or become a better angler, this six-hour workshop is for you,” said BB Gillen, program coordinator. “Along with the chance to gain new angling skills or just improve your current skills, you will learn about equipment, casting techniques and more.”

Becoming an Outdoors-Woman is an international program provided in North Carolina by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, where women 18 and older can learn outdoor skills through hands-on experiences. Workshops are held across the state and offer a variety of outdoor skills, including fishing, hunter safety, target shooting, archery, canoeing, motorboat safety, outdoor cooking, tracking and orienteering.

“This basic fishing workshop is a rain or shine event,” Gillen said. “The weather can be hot and humid, so dress appropriately. Equipment will be provided, but you may bring your own. Lunch, some snacks and water will be provided. Directions to the workshop will be provided with your confirmation.”

For more information, go to www.ncwildlife.org/BOW or contact BB Gillen at 919-218-3638 or bb.gillen@ncwildlife.org.