South Florida April 17-19, 2015!
Are you ready to learn from the pros? Hands on one-on-one seminars teaching you deep sea fishing, fly casting, equipment of the sport and much more! Meet new friends and network with an extraordinary group of people- people like you who love the outdoors! No experience needed! We even supply the tackle.
Ft. Lauderdale is beautiful this time of year. The weather and the water has started to warm up and the fishing is good.
The University is at I.T. Parker Community Center, Dania Beach
NEW! Ladies Choice! Bring a male guest for the educational portion, plus he has the option to fish! Rates are per person.
NEW! $5 Discount for Women bringing teens! Discount applied for the adult woman and her teens!
Early Registration is $99 Sign up now to take advantage of this super deal! Register by March 15 and automatically be entered to win a free prize!
NEW! VIP Registration – $160
- Premium reserved seating – Front row/closest seating to speakers
- First in line for lunch, then sit with the other VIP’s and speakers that are at lunch!
- Free! Choice of one: Fun fish earrings, t shirt, tank top or LLGF dolphin buff!
- First choice to choose which vessel from our lineup to fish on.
- Receive contact info on the other VIP’s
- 10% discount on souvenir purchases (max. of $100)
- 2 Raffle tickets for Saturday Raffle
- Goody Bag
Social Angler – $35. For those who just want to attend the social events on Friday night and fish with us on Sunday. Additional fees applied for charter fishing on Sunday.
Chosen professionals in their respective fields, these speakers are passionate about their craft and are happy to share their knowledge and secrets with the class! Imagine one-on-one with a captain, yet not paying for private lessons, that’s what the University is all about!
Capt. Lee Lavery will help you learn about the equipment, rods, reels, tackle, what it is and how to use. She leads the chapter and sets a great role model!
Capt. Mike Genoun of Florida Sport Fishing Magazine will share deepwater fishing techniques.
Capt. Brian Liebowitz was popular last year for his inshore fishing techniques and is coming back!
Capt. Jason Peters will show fly casting.
6-8 pm: Welcome Reception and Networking! Sponsored by Harbor Financial Services, the South Florida “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” Chapter and Cabot Cheese! Master Chef Potluck Contest, Bring an Appetizer! “Handy Tips for keeping your boat and other household items looking good” – Bill Lindsey, Starbrite. Raffle and beginning of Silent Auction. Open to the Public, men welcome. Mingle with the captains & sponsors and meet the other ladies fishing on your boat!
8:30 – 9:45am: Fishing Orientation, Conservation
9:45 – 10:00 Break
10:00 – 11:00 am, Room A: Fishing Basics – Capt. Lee Lavery OR
10:00 – 11:00 am, Room B: Inshore Fishing – Capt. Brian Liebowitz
11:00 – Noon Room A: Deepwater and Bottom Fishing – Capt. Mike Genoun, Florida Sport Fishing Magazine
12:00 – 1: 00 pm: Lunch, Fishing Fashion Show, Reeling against a human fish, demonstrated by Betty Bauman
1:10 – 3:30 or 4:00 pm – Fly Fishing demo and indoor/outdoor skill stations Skill stations/one on one practice includes knot tying, spin casting, net casting, lure usage, ballyhoo rigging, dehooking, venting and conservation, boat handling, trailer backing, gaffing grapefruits, how to use tackle and rod/reel repair and maintenance!
1:10 – 1:25 pm: Flyfishing Demonstration – Capt. Jason Peters
3:30 or 4 pm: Auction, raffle and final announcements
Fishing Adventure, optional and additional. Followed by fish fillet demonstration. Note: due to allowing male guests we will try to get ladies fishing with ladies but cannot guarantee it will be all ladies.
Fishing Rates (Optional/additional, Rates are per person. Coming alone? Don’t worry, no need to fill the boat, we do it for you!):
$55 Fishing from Party Boat (8:30am-12:30 pm, $5 gratuity not incl.) Bottom fish for grouper and snapper, perhaps mackerel! Includes use of rod/reel.
$145 Offshore Sportfishing Boat (1/2 day approx. 8 am – noon), gratuity not incl., 6 persons/per boat) Fish for sailfish, kingfish, wahoo, dolphin and more! In a half day you can get right out into the Gulf Stream and return with fish!
Overnight Accommodations – There are no official hotels so you can stay wherever you want. Book your rooms early as there are times when hotels in this area can be sold out. One suggestion:
Holiday Inn Express Fort Lauderdale Airport – South, 201 N Federal Highway, Dania Beach, FL 33004 954-925-5500 A few minutes drive from the I.T. Parker Community Center. 2014 rates were $169-$179 but you need to ask about 2015 rates.
Amenities: Shuttle from Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood Airport ( guests must call hotel), Express Start Breakfast Bar 6-10 am daily, Complimentary high-speed internet access and free wireless, fitness center, new outdoor swimming pool and patio area, Priority Club Rewards
New! No Worries Cancellation Policy – Only $25! Not sure about your plans? Click HERE to view this new policy before registering! You will have a chance to accept or decline it when registering.
Note: Please sign up for University Registration and Fishing Choice at the same time. You will not be able to return to the form for Fishing Choice only. If you need help please call 954-475-9068.