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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

Aug
22
Sat
Canceled: CWA Saltwater Fishing Trip to Western Shores private beach front on the Bay
Aug 22 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

This CWA event has been canceled.

Members meet at 2460 Western Shores Blvd, Port Republic, MD at the gated parking area at 10:00 am. Bring your Kayaks and saltwater fishing gear for a day of fishing on the Chesapeake Bay. Pack a lunch! Maryland Chesapeake Bay and Coastal Sport Fishing License required, information:  http://www.eregulations.com/maryland/fishing/licenses-fees/.  For insurance purposes, all non-members must register as a CWA member-for-a-day at this event- fee is $10. Host/Trip Leader: Margaret Thompson. Please register in advance.

Members

Please submit the form to register.

Member Registration Saltwater Fishing Trip
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Non-Members

Pay $10 via Paypal to become a Member-for-a-Day and register.

Aug
24
Mon
CWA Zoom Meetup
Aug 24 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

CWA Zoom Meetup

ALL MEETUPS REQUIRE ADVANCE REGISTRATION

Please join us for our CWA Zoom virtual meetup on August 24, 2020 from 6:30 to 7:30 PM featuring

Trout Fishing in Western North Carolina
presented by Debbie Gillespie

Debbie Gillespie
Fish

CWA hosts fly fishing guide Debbie Gillespie of Davidson River Outfitters in Pisgah Forest, NC.

Debbie is in her 5th year guiding for Davidson River Outfitters where she offers wade and float trips for trout, as well as float trips for smallmouth bass and musky. She will present on some of western NC’s more well-known trout streams.

Please sign up for this Meetup no later than 24 hours prior to the event: Monday, August 24, from 6:30 to 7:30 PM using the form below.

We hope you can join us!

PLEASE REVIEW INSTRUCTIONS

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. (Look for an e-mail from our Zoom host, Denise Swensen to invite you to the meeting. This should arrive the day prior to the meetup.)
  • Members should click on the Zoom meeting link to join the event on the date and time listed for the meetup. The final email with instructions for joining the meeting will be distributed approximately 24 hours prior to 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.

ZoomWhat is Zoom?

Zoom is a cloud-based video conferencing platform that can be used for video conferencing meetings, audio conferencing, webinars, meeting recordings, and live chat.

Registration August 24 Zoom Meetup
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Sep
11
Fri
Canceled: CWA Fishing Trip to State College, PA
Sep 11 – Sep 13 all-day

Fishing on Penns or Spring Creek and other local waters. Pennsylvania fishing and trout licenses required. Our experienced member will guide on Friday afternoon and all day Saturday. Fish on your own Sunday. Overnight lodging options TBD. 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.

Members

Please submit the form to register.

Member Registration State College Trip
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Non-Members

Pay $10 via Paypal to become a Member-for-a-Day and register.

Oct
3
Sat
CWA Fall Fling Meeting and Fishing Day at the Monocacy River @ Pinecliff Park
Oct 3 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm

12 noon to sunset. CWA general meeting and fishing day. Fishing on the Monocacy River for smallmouth 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. For questions contact Carol Stevenson: pres@chesapeakewomenanglers.org

Members

Please submit the form to register.

Member Registration Fall Fling
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Non-Members

Pay $10 via Paypal to become a Member-for-a-Day and register.

Oct
23
Fri
Canceled: Casting for Recovery Retreat to Shepherd’s Spring
Oct 23 – Oct 25 all-day

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CWA News

CWA Zoom Meetup June 23

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Please join us for our CWA Zoom virtual meetup on June 23, 2020 from 7:00 to 8:00 PM. "Streamer Fishing - The Angle of the Dangle." CWA hosts local fly fishing guide Kiki Galvin of Ms. Guided Fly Fishing. Kiki will present on streamer fishing and discuss the how to and simple tips to hook more fish.
June 16th, 2020|Categories: CWA News|Tags: |

CWA Zoom Meetup June 6

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Please join us for our CWA Zoom virtual meetup on June 6, 2020 from 9:30 to 10:30 AM featuring "Flies Made Simple: Finding a Friend in your Fly Box" presented by Casey Peltier. CWA Secretary Casey Peltier will show you the simple way to figure out what’s in your fly box and how to use it, what to say when you go to a fly shop to buy more, and how to approach fly tying without tears. Casey will also demonstrate how to tie a wet fly. Don’t forget to bring your fly box to the Meetup!
May 28th, 2020|Categories: CWA News|Tags: |

CWA Zoom Meetup May 28

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Please join us for our CWA Zoom virtual meetup on May 28, 2020 from 7:00 to 8:00 pm featuring "Fly Tying & Tactics for Trout Fishing" presented by Bryan Donoway. CWA hosts local Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Guide, Bryan Donoway, from Flys In Disguise as he ties some of his favorite euro nymph trout patterns. He will also be talking tactics and techniques to find and catch these fish.
May 11th, 2020|Categories: CWA News|Tags: |
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