Women on the Water Weekend
Welcome to the second annual North Carolina Women on the Water weekend hosted by Pisgah Area Women’s Fly Fishing and United Women on the Fly. This weekend is for all budgets. Camp and walk and wade or reserve a cabin and hire a guide. The event takes place near Rosman, North Carolina in the Pisgah National Forest. Dates are 5/12 – 5/15/23.
Registration Link will be available soon. Email email@example.com with any questions.
This event is the UWOTF camp, fish and “hang” event model. Everyone goes out each day to fish then hangs in the evening with fish tales. It’s budget friendly for all! You can camp and DIY fish or rent a cabin/hotel and hire a guide. Please utilize the Facebook Group to connect with other women attending and make weekend fishing friends. If needed, the event co-hosts will help connect you with someone to fish with. Please let us know if you need to borrow any equipment.
This weekend is for all budgets. Camp and walk and wade or reserve a cabin and hire a guide. If you camp for 2 nights and DIY fish, it’ll cost $30 + your fishing license fee.
- Thursday and Friday 5/11 & 5/12/23 –
- Fly Fishing 201 Workshop Available (Fee Applies)
- Friday 5/12/23 – Arrive and Fish
- If camping, check-in at Headwaters Outfitters from 2pm – 5:30pm.
- 6pm – Fish Tales and Camp Hang Time
- Saturday 5/13/23 – Fishing and Exploring
- 9am – 1pm – Fly Fishing 101 Workshop Available (Fee Applies)
- 6pm – FREE Dinner for Everyone at Headwaters Outfitters
- Sunday 5/14/23. – Fish and Depart
- Camping is available for those who want to depart on Monday 5/16/22.
- 6pm – Dinner at Pisgah Inn
- 8pm – Sunset at Fryingpan Mountain Lookout Tower
- Monday 5/15/23 – Depart
You’re on your own for all other meals. Saturday’s dinner is FREE and sponsored by United Women on the Fly and Pisgah Area Women’s Fly Fishing group. There will be a communal stove that anyone can use at the campground.
Camping Equipment Ideas
Sleep in your car, van or in a tent. Tent, Sleeping Bag, Air Mattress, Water, Food, Headlamp, Camp Chair, Bug Spray.
Connect in the Facebook Group
We have created a Facebook Group specific for this weekend event. Please utilize this group to ask weekend questions and connect with other women to fish with over the weekend. This will be the location that the co-hosts will post additional event information to. Join Facebook Group HERE.
Rosman/Brevard NC is located in Transylvania County and surrounded by the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina. Nearest airports are Asheville NC 1hr, Greenville SC 1.5hrs, Charlotte NC 2.5hrs and Atlanta 3.5hrs.
We are offering camping reservations for up to 40 individuals. Camping is $15/night. There are no hook-ups available.
We recommend that you bring your own water, along with a camp chair and all your camping equipment.
- Camping Reservations available 5/10/23 – 5/15/23.
- Picnic Tables and Outhouse are On Site
- Well behaved dogs are allowed. Owner to clean up after the dog and make sure that they are not disturbing anyone’s fishing water.
The mountains of western North Carolina are home to roughly 4,000 miles of coldwater streams, more miles of trout-supporting waters than any other southeastern state. Our home county, Transylvania, boasts nearly 500 miles of coldwater creeks, streams and rivers, which means there is wonderful trout fishing almost everywhere you look, ranging from tiny brook trout streams to raucous rivers plunging through deep gorges filled with rainbows and browns.
North Carolina fishing licenses are required. Purchase a NC fishing license at https://www.ncwildlife.org/Licensing/Hunting-Fishing-Trapping-Licenses#7057644-forms–applications.
If you’re choosing to DIY Fish, see the handout with locations of where to go. Each angler is responsible for bringing their own gear, tackle and flies. If you need gear, please let us know.
Hire a Local Guide
There will be education opportunities each evening with the co-hosts learning the basics of knots, leader set-ups, flies, etc. Don’t be shy to ask questions!
Safety is our biggest concern. We will follow the CDC and State of North Carolina recommendations.
United Women on the Fly and the Pisgah Area Women’s Fly Fishing group want you to have an unforgettable weekend. The event mission is to foster a sense of belonging to all individuals who attend. We will provide education, resources and connect anglers throughout the weekend. Drama of any kind will not be tolerated. This weekend is DIY and not guided by the co-hosts. Please connect with other women in the Facebook Group to make fishing plans. This is not an exclusive women’s weekend as some partners will also be attending.