The University events kick off with the Harbor Financial networking happy hour at Pirates Cove on Friday evening, May 16, from 6-8 pm. The classroom portion starts at 8:00 am on Saturday, where fishing techniques will be taught at beginner and intermediate/
After lunch and "Dress for Fishing Success" Fishing Fashion Show, the women will participate in several “hands-on”
“This is a unique opportunity where women can spend quality time learning to fish together without having to cook or clean,” commented Founder, Betty Bauman.
Year after year, participants praise the program and share the experience with fellow female anglers. "Now I can fish off my own boat and know what I am doing!" exclaimed Stacey Lurie, Bay Harbor, FL. Georgia Allen, Bonita Springs, FL added, "I learned more about fishing in two days than from my dad in 20 years!"
Featured on national network television and more, the series is held in conjunction with the FWC through the Sport Fish Restoration Program, with major partners such as Ranger, Mercury, Minn Kota, Humminbird and Magic Tilt Trailers. There will be opportunities for local businesses and area anglers to take an active role in the event.
Early registration starts at only $99 and includes instruction, use of equipment, hands-on training, networking reception, silent auction, goody bags and more. Women and girls age 16 and up accompanied by adult are invited. The Sunday Fishing Adventure, with tackle and bait provided, is additional. Gift certificates are available.
Pirates Cove Resort & Marina is located at 4307 SE Bayview St., Stuart, Florida 34997 Hotel: (772) 287-2500. www.piratescoveresort.com. Participants are encouraged to book their overnight rooms as early as possible. In addition to the Stuart event, the 2014 schedule includes a Florida Keys event Nov. 14-16. Contact information: