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Chesapeake Woman Anglers Fly Fishing Calendar 
for 2018


If you would like to offer an outing, whether it be a half day, full day or over night, please contact president Castevenson@mindsrping.com,  (410) 472-0272 to discuss details. 
You don't have to be an expert. You just need to be willing to help take some folks to your favorite spot. We all love to fish new places. 


Jan 13-14           Virginia Fly Fishing and Wine Festival, Meadow Event Park, 13191 Dawn Blvd., Doswell, VA, (near Richmond) 23047.

Feb 17                Rapidan Trout Unlimited Fly Fishing Show, Highland School, 597 Broadview Ave, Warrenton, VA.

Feb 24-25          Tie Fest, Lowes Annapolis Hotel, 126 West Street, Annapolis, MD. 

March 3-4          Lancaster Fly Fishing Show, Lancaster County Convention Center.

Time: Sat–9:00 am-5:30 pm. and Sun–9:00 am-4:30 pm. Located at: 3 East Vine Street, Lancaster, PA, 17602. Entry fee: $15. CWA will not have a booth this year.

March 17           Maryland Fly Fishing and Collectable Tackle Show.

Held at 8000 York Road, Towson, Maryland in the Towson University Potomac Lounge, University UnionTime: Saturday 9am to 4pm. Admission  $7.00.  For more info Marylandflyfishingshow.com

March 18           Joint CWA/ Trout Unlimited Fly Fishing Clinic.

Time: 10am to 4pm.  Third annual fly fishing clinic co-hosted by Potomac-Patuxent Chapter of Trout Unlimited and CWA. Teaching introduction to fly fishing equipment, basic casting techniques, knot tying and entomology (study of bugs fish eat).  National Wildlife Visitor Center/Patuxent Research Refuge, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, Laurel, MD 20708. Meeting with fishing in Cash Lake. Contact: Carol Stevenson, castevenson@mindspring.com (410) 472-0272.

March 25           CWA 2018 Spring Kick-Off Meeting.

Time: 12:30pm to 5pm, Izaak Walton League – Rockville Chapter, 18301 Waring Station Road, Germantown, MD  20874, 301-972- 645. Meeting at 12:30 pm with light lunch at the Chapter House, fishing to follow at the lake- home to rainbow, bass and catfish.   Points of Contact:  Katherine  Farley, kvkfarley@gmail.com, (703) 554-3704 or Carol Stevenson, castevenson@mindspring.com, (410) 472-0272.

April 7               CWA Fishing at Conewago Flyfishers Club.    POSTPONED Stay tuned for future date.

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. Fishing on the creek.  No license required on the property. Limited to ten people. Trip leader:  Carol Stevenson, castevenson@mindspring.com, (410) 472-0272.

April 13-15        CWA Two-Three Day Fishing Trip to State College, PA.

Fishing on Spring Creek and Penns Creek with three of our members who fish these waters. Pennsylvania license required.Our experienced members will guide on Friday afternoon and all day Saturday. Fish on your own Sunday.  Trip Leaders: RSVP to: Brenda Foster (brenda@gcfonline.com). Co-leaders:Chris Bracken-Piper, cbrackenpiper@gmail.com, or Vicki Cunningham (flyfishingchic@gmail.com).  Lodging option: Best Western, 115 Premiere Drive, State College, PA.

April 14             Upper Gunpowder Falls Watershed Brook Trout Conservation Partnership: Stream Temperature Logger Deployment - Call for Volunteers!  

Time: 12:00pm to 4:00 pm.  Stream temperature loggers record water temperature at specific time intervals and The Partnership is utilizing data collected to develop a thermal map of stream temperatures.  This map will give The Partnership a better understanding of current and potential Brook Trout habitat across the watershed for use in conservation endeavors.  Volunteers deploy these loggers each Spring and recover loggers (and data) in the Fall.  A Field Operations office will be setup for the day at Christmas Tree Park in Manchester, MD.  Waders or hip boots required.   For additional details on the event, items to bring, where to meet, and to volunteer, please RSVP to Adam Nabors at anabors@eqrllc.com or 443-764-5318.

April 20-22        CWA Rapidan River Fishing Trip.  CANCELLED

Excellent day trip for locals. Optional lodging at Graves Mountain Lodge, Syria, VA.  and the Rose River Farm. Excellent brook trout fishing on the renown Rapidan River in the Shenandoah National Park and other classic brook trout streams in the area. All skills levels, Virginia license, trout stamp and park stamp required. Limited to eight people. Trip Leader:  Mary Beth Martin, 540-222-0591, hellomarybeth@yahoo.com.

April 28             DC Dept of Energy & Environment, Family & Youth Casting Call

Anacostia Park outside of the Aquatic Resources Education Center – 1900 Anacostia Drive SE, 10:00am to 3:00pm.  The Family & Youth Casting Call is an annual free event sponsored each spring by DOEE's Fisheries & Wildlife Division. DOEE provides fishing instruction, environmental education activities, and community resources to youth aged 15 and under and their families. Families can bring their own fishing equipment or youth may use the spin casting equipment provided by DOEE. DOEE also supplies bait and organizes volunteer fishing instructors to help youth participants learn the basics of catch-and-release fishing.  Volunteer Instructors Needed.  Contact: Teresa Rodriguez, teresa.rodriguez@dc.gov, 202-535-2276.

May  5               CWA Fish Lunch and Learn day at Fish-In Barrel.

Located at 2613 Harkins Road (MD Rt 136) White Hall, MD 21161, Hartford County. Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. A beautiful farm with many ponds filled with bass, bluegill, crappie, catfish, for catch and release. No license required.  Trout fishing available as catch and pay for your fish. All skill levels welcome. Please contact the trip leader to RSVP:  Norma Haynes, 410-370-7372, nhaynes4603@gmail.com

May 12              CWA Fish Lunch and Learn day in Upperville, VA.  

Fishing for largemouth bass and bluegill at a private estate just west of Middleburg. All skill levels. No fishing license required. Please contact the leader of this trip:  Mary Beth Martin, 540-222-0591 at hellomarybeth@yahoo.com  or Carol Stevenson, (410) 472-0272, castevenson@mindspring.com,.

May 25-28         CWA Memorial Day Week-End Party, Monkton, MD. 

Fly fishing clinic, fishing on the Gunpowder River and possible pond fishing in the area.  Overnight lodging available. Room for tents.  All skill levels. Maryland fresh water fishing license AND Trout Stamp required for fishing Gunpowder River.  No license required for fishing ponds.  RSVP to: Carol Stevenson, castevenson@mindspring.com, (410) 472-0272.

June 17             CWA Fishing & Kayaking Trip to Charles County, MD.  

Mattawoman Creek, Nanjemoy Creek, Potomac River, or Mallows Bay. All are tidal. This trip is designed for intermediate to advanced skill levels. You shoudl have your own float.  License requirement: VA and MD are reciprocal and any of these will qualify; MD Bay Sport Fishing (tidal), VA Freshwater, Potomac River Fisheries Sport Fishing.  Must RSVP. Please contact the leader of this trip, Kim Bransom for details K915loki@gmail.com, (301) 466-3948.

July 5-8             CWA Fishing Trip to The Hungry Trout Resort/Ausable River, Whiteface Mountain, NY.  

Four days and three nights fishing on one of the most popular catch and release sections of New York’s West Branch of the Ausable River. Recommended as one of “North America’s 25 Top Fishing Lodges” by Field and Stream providing on-site direct access to great fishing. Guided fishing, fly fishing packages offering fishing on private water reserved solely for guests of the lodge. NY fishing license required. On-site restaurant and fly shop. Spouses, significant others, and friends are welcome.  Private rooms for 1-4 people based upon availability. CWA block of rooms is being held until the end of March. For more details contact the trip leaders:  Katherine & Frank Farley, kvkfarley@gmail.com; (703) 554-3704.

July 14              CWA Fish, Lunch and Learn day at Devilsbliss Bridge Rd., Frederick, MD. 

Located just north east of Frederick, MD on the Monocacy River. This is great warm water fly fishing for Bass, Sunfish, and Bluegill. Maryland freshwater fishing license required. Meeting location and time have not yet been decided. You must RSVP to the Trip Leader to get more details. Contact: Kathy Harding at  klharding@msn.com  or  301-788-3038

July 28-29         CWA Fishing Trip to Dam 5 on the Potomac River, Hagerstown, MD.

Evening & morning options with potential overnight.  Come experience Big-River fishing! The Potomac River at Dam #5 is shallow, warm, and full of bass. We'll park next to the C&O Canal on Dam #5 Road south of Clear Spring, MD. (Exit 18 off I 70) Bring your 6 WT rod if you have it, and some poppers and other bass specials, and join us for an evening outing. Wet wading is the order of the day. Bring a picnic supper AND A FLASHLIGHT so you can find your way back to the car after dark. This outing depends on the water temperature. If it's too warm the fish don't bite! We'll let you know several days before whether it's on or not, so sign up to get the word!  Trip leader: Casey Peltier, caseypeltier@hotmail.com, (703) 819-5733. Optional overnight near Hagerstown. (Alternate Date: August 4-5). 

August 4-5       Alternate Date for Dam #5 with Casey See above.

Aug 11              CWA Fish Lunch and Learn Day on Deer Creek in the Susquehanna State Park. 

Park address is 4188 Wilkinson Rd, Havre De Grace, MD 21078. Meeting time is 9:00 AM until dusk.This trip is open to all levels of fly fishers. Fly fishing for smallmouth bass and perch. Fishing is typically best in the early morning or evening; but all times can be productive. We will be fishing Deer Creek below the pumping station and can fish on the Susquehanna at the mouth of Deer Creek.  Bring a bag lunch; A light dinner is provided. Deer Creek is a non-tidal feeder to the Susquehanna River which is a tidal river at this location. The MD Tidal and Non-Tidal licenses are required and can be ordered online at: http://dnr.maryland.gov/Pages/service_fishing_license.aspx. MD State Park parking fee of $2 MD; $4 Out of State. No Access fee with MD Golden Age Pass. The Picnic Shelter includes picnic tables, electric and a barbecue grill. The restrooms are nearby and there is plenty of parking.  Please contact the leader of this trip:  Dianne Tidy at tidys@comcast.net, (410) 287-9405.

Aug 15-19         CWA Fishing Trip to Falcon’s Ledge, Altamont, UT. 

An Orvis Fly Fishing Lodge of the Year Award recipient in 2012. Located in a private 600 acre canyon offering fishing on a variety of Utah’s trophy rivers, lakes and streams. Trip Leader: Val Walters, vcwalters1@verizon.net, (240) 476-6417.

Sept 14-16         CWA Two-night overnight Fishing Trip to the Savage River, Swanton, MD. 

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 right on the river’s edge. Reservation is required along with a non-refundable deposit of $175 for each participant. Savage River fishing requires experience and a wading staff. Intermediate to advanced skill levels please. You must reserve your spot by contacting the trip leader: Brenda Foster, Brenda@GCFonline.com, or 410-467-4672.

Sept 29             A Fly Fishing Educational Event hosted by The Chesapeake Council of  FFI (Fly Fishers International) at the Susquehanna State Park.

Final plans are still being made for this event. It will be a one-day event and will offer longer, in depth classes on dry fly fishing, nymphing, salt water, Steelhead and Spey casting. Depending on the availability of instructors there may be some “famous” instructors and a few that we know who no longer teach. The classes will be on the water. The focus is FLY FISHING SKILLS, not fly casting! The cost for the day will be reasonable but is unknown now and will include lunch. So, stay tuned and contact the trip leader: DianneTidy at tidys@comcast.net, (410) 287-9405.

Oct 6                 CWA Fall Fling Meeting and Fishing Day   

The Annual Fall Fling will be held at  the USGS, Leetown Science Center located at 11649 Leetown Road, Kearneysville, WV  25430.  Time: 12 noon to 5 pm.  Tom O’Connell, Director of Leetown Science Center, which conducts research needed to restore, maintain, enhance, and protect aquatic and terrestrial organisms and their supporting ecosystems, will host our group.  Picnic at the pavilion. Hamburgers and hot dogs for grilling provided, please bring a side, snacks, or dessert to share. Fishing a private 5 acre spring-fed stocked pond for rainbows, bluegill (up to 10 inches), and large mouth bass (up to 6 lbs.) All fishing levels. Catch and release only.  No wading and no license required. Trip leader: Katherine Farley, kvkfarley@gmail.com, 703-554-3704; Carol Stevenson, castevenson@mindspring.com, 410-472-0272.

Oct 14-16          CWA Two-night overnight Fishing Trip Cabins, WVA

Fish in 1.5 miles of private, heavily stocked water; a segment of the North Fork of the South Branch of the Potomac River. Stay in Harman’s Luxury Log Cabins, at 10042 North Fork Highway, Cabins, WV  26855. Advanced beginner to expert skill levels please. We currently have 1 full cabin and would like to reserve a 2nd one. Time is of the essence so if you would like to attend, contact the trip leader to discuss making a reservation. Please email Norma Kawecki at njkawecki_gibeaux@verizon.net

 Nov 9 to 11      CWA Steelhead Fishing Trip to the Lake Erie region of PA. 

Fish the Lake Erie tributaries in PA (Conneaut, Elk, Grand) for the really big steelhead. You will need a 7 or 8 weight rod, all your gear and a PA license. Lodging will be at The Liars Den in East Springfield, PA. Fishing guides will be hired from Steelhead Alley Outfitters. RSVP to the trip leader: Rachel Dagovitz, racheldagovitz@hotmail.com or call 202-468-9653. 

 Dec 8                CWA Holiday Party.  

Location TBD.  Contact:  Bonnie Harper rybonborn@aol.com.


Don't forget that most outings require a reservation in advance and some require a cash deposit. All outings with space limitations are reserved on a first come, first serve basis. For those that require a reservation, you must contact the trip leader listed for each event to your spot and to receive details and changes. We hope to see you on the water.

Print out a paper copy but be aware that some changes could be made in the future. The list above is most current. 

To print the calendar -   Open the attachment below in the BLUE margin below next to the BIG BLUE W. 

Happy Fishing. 





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