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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.  Cancelled due to sewage spill. 

Mattawoman Creek in Indian Head.  All are tidal. This trip is designed for intermediate to advanced skill levels. We will be meeting at a facility where you can rent a kayak.  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 before June 15.  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 Devilbiss Bridge Rd., Frederick, MD. 

Located just north of Frederick, MD off route 15 on the Monocacy River. This is a fun warm water fly fishing area for bass, bluegill and sunfish. A Maryland freshwater fishing license is required. Meeting location is at the Devilbiss Bridge Road Boat Launch at 9:00 AM.  More details will be provided to participants when they RSVP.  Please RSVP to the  trip leader: Kathy Harding at  klharding@msn.com.

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

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 CANCELLED

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. Easily accessible from I-95 exit 89. Follow the State Park signs and then the Picnic Grounds. Meeting time is 9:00 AM. This trip is open to all levels of fly fishers. We will be fishing for small mouth bass and bream should be good most of the day. Bring micro-poppers, beetles, ants, and squirmy worms. Nymphs may also work. We will be fishing Deer Creek (requires Maryland freshwater license) above the pumping station. Depending on water conditions we may be able to fish on the Susquehanna (requires MD Tidal license) at the mouth of Deer Creek. Bring a bag lunch; a light dinner is provided. The MD Tidal and Non-Tidal licenses 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 Pavilion 1 includes picnic tables, electric and a barbecue grill. The restrooms are nearby and there is plenty of parking. Waders, wading boots (no felt soles) and a good wading staff are required for the Susquehanna River. If we fish the Susquehanna you will need streamers (clouser minnows, wooly buggers, etc). Wading boots (no felt soles) or sandals with neoprene or wool socks or hippers can be worn in Deer Creek. A wading staff is highly recommended for this water. Very rocky and can be uneven. 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.   CANCELLED

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 22            National Hunting and Fishing Day

CWA will host a booth at the Rockville Chapter of Izaak Walton League of America, 18301 Waring Station Road, Germantown MD.  20874.  Event time is 12 to 5 PM. Free to the public. Free food and drink. Free opportunities for everyone to try outdoor sports of all kinds including; pistol shooting, ax throwing, archery, and of course fly fishing. There will be lots to do for all ages. If you would like to volunteer to staff the booth for 1-2 hours or more, please contact Katherine Farley at kvkfarley@gmail.com or call 703-554-3704.

Sept 29             Chesapeake Council FFI sponsors Fall On The Fly at Susquehanna State Park

The Chesapeake Council of the FFI’s Fall on the Fly, Saturday, September 29, 2018, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM, Susquehanna State Park near Havre de Grace, MD, Pavilion 1 in the Picnic Area. Registration is open on the Chesapeake Council’s website: www.ccffi.org.  Fly Fishing for the Advanced Beginner through Intermediate Levels. World Class Instructors teaching on the water! There is a fee for this event.  Some Free classes, lunch, equipment swap, vendor display tables, silent auction are included in the $15 admission. FFI Member ($50.00) Includes any classes and lunch; FFI Non-Member ($70.00) Includes FFI membership, any classes and lunch. A Full Schedule, Class Listings with descriptions, and What to bring for Classes may be found on the online registration page. 

Directions to Susquehanna State Park:  The park office is located at 4122 Wilkinson Rd, Havre de Grace, MD 21078-1225.  The Park is approximately 4 miles from I-95 exit 89. At the exit take Route 155 West to Route 161 North. From here continue to follow the brown Maryland State Park signage to the Park and the Picnic Area. There is a campground in the park with restroom and shower facilities.  Contact: Please contact the leader of this trip:  Dianne Tidy 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   VACANCY AVAILABLE     CWA Two-night overnight Fishing Trip to Harmans Luxury Cabins in  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 have reserved 2 cabins. Due to a cancellation there is 1 or possibly 2 beds available.  To inquire please email Trip leader:  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.  

Dec 8 CWA Holiday Party.  The Aquatic Resources Education Center (AREC), 11am to 3pm, 1900 Anacostia Drive SE, Washington, DC 20020, Anacostia Park, Section E, (next to Skating Pavilion), main line : (202) 535-2276, or contact Teresa Rodriguez at (202) 754-2249 for help. AREC is a multi-use environmental education and aquaculture center. It is one of three facilities of its kind in the Northeast Region. We plan to include a brief tour of the facility and its many aquariums, lunch, speaker: Kiki Galvin, a scavenger hunt, and a preview of 2019 trips, along with a possible equipment exchange. Please consider bringing any equipment you no longer need to this event or other CWA events you attend this year.  CWA will provide the main dish and beverages. Members may bring side dishes, snacks or desserts to share.  Join your fellow members for great conversation, a chance at the raffle prize drawing, and an opportunity to experience close encounters with more than 40 species of fish, amphibians, reptiles, invertebrates, and aquatic plants.  Contact and RSVP: Katherine Farley, kvkfarley@gmail.com, 703-554-3704. 


Most outings require a reservation in advance and some require a cash deposit. All outings are reserved on a first come, first serve basis. You must contact the trip leader listed for each event to save 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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