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The goal of CWA is to be a premier fly fishing club, serving the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, dedicated to promoting fly fishing for women through education, fish outings, and environmental awareness.

Chesapeake Women Anglers (CWA), formerly Chesapeake Outdoor Women, promotes fly fishing for women in a supportive, encouraging, non-competitive environment through education, clinics, fishing trips and special events. 

Since 1994, CWA members have been enjoying fishing trips to local and distant destinations, including cold, warm and salt waters.  CWA offers its members many opportunities to develop their skills, as well as share their knowledge and expertise with others.  CWA welcomes women at all levels
of fishing abilities and experience, from beginner to intermediate to expert.

CWA's yearly calendar is filled with many different activities and outings including monthly Fish, Lunch & Learn sessions, casting clinics, local and destination fishing trips and activities such as fly tying and kayaking

CWA hosts a booth at several local fly fishing shows in the winter months to spread the word about CWA and raise donations for the 2 Mid-Atlantic Casting For Recovery retreats. In Mid March we host our annual Spring Kick-off meeting to start the fishing season. In September of each year, CWA members, families, and friends gather for the Fall Fling picnic. And in December, we enjoy a wonderful Holiday party to end the fishing year.
For information about joining the club, please visit the Membership  page or contact the Acting Chair Mary Beth Martin 

                P.O. Box 296, Phoenix, Maryland 21131
  • Over 100 members
  • Quarterly newsletter
  • Directory listing
  • Monthly Fish, Lunch and Learn