SWFLYAS MEETING NEWS - September 2003
Boy and His Dog - Norman Rockwell 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 21st.

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 Reels Inc.

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!

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The September outing will be at Lakes Park on Saturday, Sept. 21th, 2003 at 8 AM.


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SWFLYAS OUTING PHOTOS - September 2003
Boy and His Dog - Norman Rockwell Photos may be donated to this web site in "jpg" format by uploading images at
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Some of Our Young Anglers

Adam with a big bluegill
Adam with a big bluegill

Alicia Fishing
Alicia Fishing

Amanda with Oscar
Amanda with Oscar

Andrew with a nice Talipia
Andrew with a nice Talipia

Nick with Oscar
Nick with Oscar

Nick with Winner Bass
Nick with Winner Bass

Trevor with Nice Catfish
Trevor with Nice Catfish

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