|SWFLYAS MEETING NEWS - September 2003
||Press release and member announcement for
The Southwest Florida Young Anglers’ Society
Greetings Members and Friends,
The Southwest Young Anglers’ Society Held it’s
September meeting in Founder’s Hall at the Estero United
Methodist Church at 7:30pm on September 4th, 2003. The group
gladly received several new angler members.
The informal meeting was short and the group spent the rest of
the time working on perfecting the Uni-knot as the 1st of three
essential fishing knots to be taught over the next several
meetings. The informal program allowed members to get to know
each other better.
The club is for both fresh and salt-water anglers. Being that
the last fishing trip was a salt water outing the club opted for
a fresh water fishing trip to Lakes Park. The trip is scheduled
for everyone to meet at Lakes Park boardwalk on Sunday September
The park is located just west of US 41 at 7330 Gladiolus Dr. The
park opens at 8am and closes at 8pm. The parking fee is 75 cents
per hour or $3.00 for all day. Members and attendees are
encouraged to bring sunscreen, bait and all other essentials for
a great day of fishing and fun on a great water resource.
The Park has a boardwalk that offers members an easy access to
fish. Please observe the Park’s Regulation of not fishing
near the snack area. Canoes and paddleboats are available on a
rental basis for the more adventurous anglers. Drinks, snacks and
other sundries are available at the nearby ‘marina’
inside the park. The chain of lakes cover a surprisingly large
area and boast a wide array of Southwest Florida bass, bluegill,
and freshwater snook.
Of course, all Florida Freshwater Sport Fishing regulations will
be observed including the need for all anglers over the age of 16
to possess a Florida Freshwater Fishing license, Florida
residents included. Licenses and baits are available at you local
bait & tackle shop, including Estero River Outfitters and
The Club encourages the catch and release philosophy of fishing.
Parent volunteers will be available to help with species
identification, hook removal, proper fish handling, release
techniques, baiting and other assistance as needed. Florida
Freshwater Sport Fishing Regulations will be available to anyone
who requests a copy. Come on out and enjoy fishing with other
young anglers of all skill levels. Bring the camera!
Visit our web site at by-the-sea.org and click on
the "SWFYAS" icon.
The September outing will be at Lakes Park on
Saturday, Sept. 21th, 2003 at 8 AM.
|SWFLYAS OUTING PHOTOS - September 2003
Some of Our Young Anglers
Adam with a big bluegill
Amanda with Oscar
Andrew with a nice Talipia
Nick with Oscar
Nick with Winner Bass
Trevor with Nice Catfish