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News Flash!  
The Spring Kick-Off Meeting this past Sunday was a great success. We had 23 people in attendance.   We welcomed 2 new members, one being a CFR Grad.  And 10 existing members renewed their membership.  Please:  if you intend to renew YOUR membership this year with CWA please do so at your earliest convenience so you can continue to enjoy all the benefits of being a member in good standing. You may especially want to take part in the many fishing outing we have coming up.  Check out the (CWA Calendarpage. We would also like to update the Roster and send it out to you by the end of March so be sure to include the application with your check for membership to insure that we have the correct contact information for you. 

To Renew your membership please click on this link to the Membership Page, follow instructions to print out the membership application, note if you have changes to your contacts and submit payment  to CWA, P.O. Box 296, Phoenix, MD 21131. 

If you have questions please contact  CWA VP  Carol Stevenson:  castevenson@mindspring.com or call (410) 472-0272


News Flash ! 
UP COMING FISHING EVENT APRIL 1, 2017:  
CWA FLL Shad Fishing Day on Deer Creek in the Susquehanna State Park.
Shad are called “the poor man’s tarpon” because of the way they leap and fight. If we are lucky this year, they will come into Deer Creek to spawn.  If the shad are not running up Deer Creek, we will move to the Octoraro Creek or the Conowingo Dam Fishing Park to fish for small mouth bass on Susquehanna River below the Conowingo Dam.  All skill levels are welcome.  Wading is required.  Maryland fresh water fishing license required required.  There may also be an additional fee for parking at the State Park ($3).  
Only Mother Nature knows for sure if the shad will be in attendance on April 1 but if you are interested in surveying the waters regardless 
please contact Trip Leader Dianne Tidy to RSVP at tidys@comcast.net or at 410-287-9405.      


News Flash !   Please be sure to read the calendar of events listed on the CWA Calendar and plan ahead for a season of fun. Some events are limited to a certain number of participants and reservations are taken by the trip leader on a FIRST COME: FIRST SERVED basis based on when you RSVP.  Many Destination trips are over night events and as such are limited to the number of beds reserved at the facility.  Others may be trips to small, more sensitive stream environments and be limited to a smaller number of participants for the sake of the stream health. Others may be held on private lands and by an "Invitation Only" basis and require reservations.  Regardless of venue we always strive for the best possible overall fishing experience, comradery and enjoyment of the beauty of nature.   For all outings and events please RSVP to the leader so she can better plan for the event with you in mind.   You must RSVP and send a deposit in when required to hold you place on most Destination overnight trips.  Plan ahead, RSVP and dont be left out.   We want you to have your best year on the water with us. 



News Flash !  The Maryland Chapter of Trout Unlimited (MDTU) needs volunteers to help stock trout on April 6, 2017 and needs anglers to help teach about fishing and conservation on April 8th, 2017 at their annual City Catch event.  
Please contact Ben Legg by email at benlegg@gmail.com or phone 443-463-1330.   Visit their web site at www.MDTU.org 




News Flash ! 
UP COMING FISHING EVENT APRIL 8, 2017: 
Fishing with the Conewago Flyfishers Club
By special invitation, fishing for brown, rainbow, and brook trout on 2 miles of private waters near Gettysburg, PA, belonging to the Conewago Creek Fly Fishing Club.  Exclusive catch and release and wild trout fishery.  All skill levels welcome.  Fishing on the private section of Conewago Creek and in a pond with large brook trout.  No license required.   
Please contact the leader of this trip to RSVP:  Carol Stevenson, castevenson@mindspring.com, (410) 472-0272.


News Flash ! Casting For Recovery and Project Healing Waters have partnered up to work together  Focused on Healing Female Veterans through Fly Fishing.   Check out this web page and volunteer:  http://www.projecthealingwaters.org/announcements/retreat-partnership-focused-on-healing-female-veterans-through-fly-fishing/


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 spring kick-off meetingfall picnic, and winter holiday party. Mostly we just love to fly fish and enjoy sharing all about it.
 
Become a member so you too 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 (see Membership). We hope to see you on the water!              
 
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                                                                                                                    CWA  P.O. Box 296, Phoenix, Maryland 21131