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We currently have an attendance cap on our VLNs, with links sent out on the afternoon of the event to the first 40 women registered.
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Welcome to the “Home Ground” of the Women’s Recreational Fishing League!
Finding you here is exciting because it shows that, like us, you are interested in advancing women’s recreational fishing in Australia… we welcome you with open arms!
Femme Fishing is not a new concept. We follow in the footsteps of centuries — nay, millenia — of trailblazers and cultural fishers from across the globe. Somewhere in time though, societal gender roles imposed barriers and fishing became accepted as a male sport and today, whilst many Australian women and girls love to fish, there are many more who’ve simply never had the opportunity.
They don’t know the freedom that fishing brings, the bizarre coupling of exhilaration and zen-like mindfulness that can happen at the same time… the humility that comes with growing insight into the symbiosis of all things. They’ve probably not yet found the liberation that comes from being truly self-reliant. And that needs fixing!
Fishing for us is not about the biggest fish (although we do love to chase them)… it’s about life. It’s about being the best version of ourselves we can be. The Women’s Recreational Fishing League is here to ensure every woman who wants to explore and enjoy the benefits that our sport brings can do so in a supportive environment, sharing knowledge and laughs with like-minded people.
WRFL is about elevating every female angler to their next step on this life-long learning curve — whether that step is catching their first fish or winning their first tournament; whether it’s bait fishing under a float or casting a fly at a bonefish on a sun-bleached sand flat. We are about learning and mentoring, sharing our varied experiences and knowledge, recognising that there’s not a single angler anywhere who knows everything.
With so many Australian women yet to pick up a rod, we have a lot to do. I hope that you’ll join us to grow our numbers. I genuinely believe that we can achieve cultural gender parity in fishing by 2050. This is our goal.
Feel free to get in touch.
“We are about learning and mentoring, sharing our varied experiences and knowledge, recognising that there’s not a single angler anywhere who knows everything.”
you’re only as strong as your weakest link
playing nice with others
Those who attend our VLNs regularly may have attended the last event when she guest starred for us, but don’t be fooled into thinking you’ve heard all she has to say… Rebecca has just landed back in Oz after the Ladies World Fly Fishing Championships in Kamloops, Canada, where she competed for Team Australia.
Having stated that she “just had the best fishing of her life”, we invite you to join us to drool over her collection of stunning photos, hear her stories of new friendships and fishing lessons gained, and the insights into teamwork that this incredible experience gave.
8 November, 2023
7.30 – 9.00pm AEDT
Spots are limited. Bookings essential. Click below to register your interest.