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

CWA Zoom Meetup
Mar 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

CWA Zoom Meetup


Please join us for our CWA Fly Fishy Bingo meetup on
March 18, 2021 from 6:00 to 7:00 PM


CWA members Carol Stevenson and Katherine Farley will call the Game.
Prizes for first, second, and third place winners. Let’s play bingo!

Please sign up for this Meetup no later than 48 hours prior to the event using the form below.
Bingo cards will be emailed to those registered.

We hope you can join us!


How can you participate in CWA Zoom Meetups?

  • Members sign-up on the CWA website calendar and complete the registration form for each meetup they wish to join. For security purposes, Zoom participants will need to sign up in advance for the meetup.
  • The Zoom meetup information and link will be emailed to registered members prior to the meeting, along with your bingo card. This should arrive no later than the day prior to the meetup.
  • On the Meetup date, members should click on the Zoom meeting link at the start time listed to join the event.

(Note, if you do not have the Zoom application on your device, you will be prompted to download and install Zoom when you join your first Zoom event. It’s super easy. You can participate via phone, laptop, computer or tablet. The prompts say “save file.” Then just follow the prompts. No need to enter a separate password. Once that’s completed, you click on “join meeting.” You will be put in the “waiting room” until the host lets you in when the meeting starts. Make sure your mic and video are clicked on so everyone can see and hear you. We will be allowing video connection so that members can interact during the session. Or, there will be a dial-in option for audio-only participation.)

Consider downloading Zoom prior to the meeting at this link, https://zoom.us/download#client_4meeting.

Information and tutorials are located at this link, https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us.

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