Angling/fishing, a sport originally enjoyed by both men and women but recently male-dominated, is coming full circle. Women across Washington are taking to the rivers, lakes, and shores of our state to fish alongside their male counterparts.
Excerpt: “Pass a riverbank or bridge as dawn breaks on any half-decent fishing season morn and, to the untrained eye, angling might appear a male-dominated pursuit.
The truth is fathoms deeper. Worldwide, women, men and children traditionally cast lines side by side to provide for the table. Here in the states, you’ll find a smattering of women are among angling’s elite. But they also are the largest growing demographic in fishing—and they are ready to teach other women (or men) to fish.
If you are a woman who’s curious about dipping into any type of angling, there is no better time than now, and no finer place to cast a line than your state park lakes where you can win prizes for your catch during the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s 2017 Trout Fishing Derby.”
Read the full article on the Washington State Parks Adventure Awaits blog.