Women, men and teens are invited to tackle fishing skills at the South Florida "Ladies, Let's Go Fishing!" University, April 27-29 at Chaos Fishing, Pompano Beach, Fla. Hosted by the nonprofit organization, the weekend conservation-minded university offers classroom presentations, networking, hands-on skill practice and an optional charter fishing trip.
Activities launch Friday evening with a networking social and appetizer contest from 6-8pm. On Saturday beginning at 9:30 am are presentations on Fishing Basics by Capt. Lee Lavery, Offshore Fishing by Capt. Dennis Forgione, Inshore fishing by Capt. Brian Liebowitz, and Conservation by Betty Bauman. Hands-on skill practice follows, for releasing, knot tying, dehooking, bait rigging, spin casting, fly casting, gaffing grapefruits, cast netting, trailer backing, boat handling and more until 4:30 pm. On Sunday is an optional charter fishing trip for sailfish, mahi mahi, mackerel, tuna, wahoo, snapper and more, followed by a filet demonstration.
Ladies have the option to register a male guest and/or teens to include the whole family.
Early Registration of $79 (Regular $99) includes $50 worth of goodies, instruction, use of equipment, hands-on training, networking reception and fundraisers. Fishing is additional. No equipment or experience is necessary. Membership is not required, however there is a South Florida chapter available for graduates to continue the fishing fun. Chaos Fishing is at 4301 N Federal Highway, Suite 1, Pompano Beach 33064. Sunday Fishing is out of Fort Lauderdale.