The Chesapeake Women Anglers (CWA) is a women’s fly fishing club with members residing in and around the greater Washington D.C. metropolitan area including MD, VA, DC and beyond.

We share skills by teaching each other while on the water and in the classroom and by writing articles for our quarterly newsletter. We meet monthly to fish on local waters in the mid-Atlantic/Chesapeake Bay area and by way of our destination trips explore more distant waters together (see CWA Calendar).

We partner with environmental groups to improve our waters, take part in community events, and socialize at our annual events.

Become a member so you can learn about the great places we fish, share the camaraderie and create your own stories. Membership is open to adult persons age 18 and over. We hope to see you on the water!

Upcoming Events

Lancaster Fly Fishing Show @ Lancaster County Convention Center
Mar 7 @ 9:00 am – Mar 8 @ 5:30 pm

Sat–9:00 am-5:30 pm.  Sun–9:00 am-4:30 pm.

Lancaster Fly Fishing Show @ Lancaster County Convention Center
Mar 8 @ 9:00 am – Mar 9 @ 4:30 pm

Sat–9:00 am-5:30 pm.  Sun–9:00 am-4:30 pm.

Maryland Fly Fishing and Collectable Tackle Show @ Towson University Campus, West Village Commons
Mar 14 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

CWA has a promotional table at this event. Contact: Katherine Farley (vp@chesapeakewomenanglers.org) or Carol Stevenson (pres@chesapeakewomenanglers.org)

CWA/Trout Unlimited Fly Fishing Clinic @ National Wildlife Visitor Center/Patuxent Research Refuge
Mar 22 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Chesapeake Women Anglers (CWA) announces its annual
fly fishing clinic co-hosted with
the Potomac-Patuxent Chapter of Trout Unlimited.

Overview of fly fishing and fly fishing equipment,
basic casting techniques, knot tying, entomology and fly selection,
and introduction to the art of fly tying.

Registration Required: Contact: pres@chesapeakewomenanglers.org.

Note: Workshop sessions will involve both classroom and outdoor instruction, dependent on the weather.
Loaner rods, reels, lines and flies will be available for the day to participants who need them. Water, sodas,
and light snacks will be provided. Bring your own bag lunch.

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CWA 2020 Spring Kick-Off Meeting @ Catoctin Creek Park and Nature Center
Apr 4 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

CWA general meeting and fishing day. Light lunch provided. Fishing on the Catoctin Creek for trout, bass and bluegill. All fishing levels. Maryland license required to fish. For insurance purposes, all non-members must register as a CWA member-for-a-day at this event- fee is $10. Contact: vp@chesapeakewomenanglers.org.


Please submit the form to register.

Member Spring Kick-off Registration
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Pay $10 via Paypal to become a Member-for-a-Day and register.


CWA News

CWA Spring Creek and Penns Creek Fishing Trip 28-29 September 2019

Brenda Foster and Chris Bracken-Piper, two of our CWA members from Pennsylvania, hosted a week-end destination fly fishing trip to Spring Creek and Penns Creek, two world-class trout streams. [...]

October 1st, 2019|Categories: Trips|Tags: , |
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