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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

Apr
18
Sat
CANCELED: CWA Rapidan River Fishing Trip @ Rapidan River
Apr 18 – Apr 19 all-day

CANCELED

Optional lodging at Graves Mountain Lodge, Syria, VA. Participants will need to make their own reservations. Excellent brook trout fishing on the renown Rapidan River in the Shenandoah National Park. All skill levels. Virginia license, trout stamp and park stamp required. Limited to eight people. Trip Leaders: Karli Rogers and Pat Bingham.

Apr
26
Sun
USGS Leetown Science Center Open House and Earth Day Event @ USGS Leetown Science Center
Apr 26 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The USGS Leetown Science Center will be hosting a free Open House and Earth Day Event for families and friends on Sunday, April 26, from 1:00 – 5:00 PM.  CWA will have a fly fishing demonstration area at this event. We would like to include casting, tying and entomology in our exhibit area and are looking for volunteers to assist with these activities. The event will feature hands-on exhibits, demonstrations, crafts, and experiments as well as tours of the facility. The USGS Leetown Science Center is a research facility designed to restore, maintain, enhance, and protect aquatic and terrestrial organisms and their supporting environments. If you are interested in helping, please contact Deb Fagan at envirocomm@chesapeakewomenanglers.org

May
9
Sat
CWA Fish, Lunch & Learn
May 9 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Fishing for largemouth bass and bluegill at a private estate just west of Middleburg.  All skill levels.  No fishing license required.  For insurance purposes, all non-members must register as a CWA member-for-a-day at this event- fee is $10.  Trip Leader: Carol Stevenson

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May
15
Fri
CFR Retreat @ Graves Mountain Lodge
May 15 – May 17 all-day
May
22
Fri
CWA Two-Day Fishing Trip to the Savage River @ Savage River
May 22 – May 24 all-day

The Savage River, one of the best wild trout streams in the Mid-Atlantic region, is home to a healthy number of wild brown and brook trout.  Stay in a newly renovated four-bedroom, 2.5 bath cabin in Swanton, MD. There is a cost for this trip. Reservation is required.  Deposit of $100 for each participant. Maryland license and trout stamp required. River wading requires some experience. Intermediate to advanced skill levels.  For insurance purposes, all non-members must register as a CWA member-for-a-day at this event- fee is $10. Trip Leader: Brenda Foster

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CWA News

Hello Chesapeake Women Anglers!

This is an excellent time to reach out to members of our very special Chesapeake Women Anglers fly fishing community to say Hi.   Unfortunately, our 2020 CWA Fly Fishing Season [...]

April 2nd, 2020|Categories: CWA News|
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