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

Call for volunteers @ Upper Gunpowder Watershed
Oct 19 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Upper Gunpowder Watershed Brook Trout Conservation Partnership recovery of Stream Temperature Loggers! The group will be retrieving the (17) loggers deployed this past Spring on Saturday from 12PM to 4PM. THIS LOGGER RECOVERY WILL OCCUR RAIN OR SHINE. Please RSVP if you plan to attend. Adam Nabors Project Manager, Environmental Quality Resources, L.L.C. will answer your questions and give you more details. Please contact Adam at anabors@eqrllc.com, Cell: 443-764-5318. Many volunteers are needed. If you know anyone who may like to help (friends, spouses, fishing buddies, drinking buddies, etc.), please invite them.

CWA Steelhead Fishing Trip. Lake Erie region, PA @ Lake Erie, PA
Nov 8 – Nov 10 all-day

Fish the Lake Erie tributaries in PA for the really big steelhead. You will need a 6, 7 or 8 weight rod, all gear, and a PA fishing license. We will be working with Keystone Anglers, www.keystoneanglersguideservice.com and staying at the Steelhead Inn in Erie, PA. Skill level: Intermediate. This means that you can cast a 6 or 7 wt rod, walk several miles and wade, including crossing small or medium rivers several times a day. Cost: $550.00. Trip cost includes: Lodging on Friday and Saturday nights in a shared room at Steelhead Inn. You may have your own room for an additional cost (If available). Guide fee and tip for Saturday and Sunday, based on two people per guide. Lunch on Saturday and Sunday. To hold your spot you need to provide a $250 deposit. This deposit is not refundable unless we find someone to take your place. Full payment is due NLT October 15. Limited to 6 attendees. For insurance purposes, all non-members must register as a CWA member-for-a-day at this event- fee is $10.


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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: , |