Fisheries Qld has created a Women in Recreational Fishing Network Queensland.
The online community on Facebook aims to encourage women to participate in recreational fishing in Queensland and invites those of all skill levels to get involved and share their knowledge and passion for fishing.
The group aims to be a safe space for women who love to wet a line or are keen to grow their fishing knowledge and will keep members up to date with upcoming events, workshops, and other important information relating to fishing in Queensland.
It’s a place for women to pick up handy fishing tips, share and trawl through impressive catch pics, and hook into leadership opportunities and events for women in fishing. Women can participate in recreational fishing activities, share knowledge, stories, tips, get the right equipment and promote events.
While the group is primarily for women living in Queensland, we would love you to join the discussion if you’re from another part of the world. We want to encourage female anglers from other states or countries to join in and post.
In recent years, the number of fishing licenses sold to women has steadily risen, showing an increased interest in the sport—and for good reason. Not only can the activity have real physical and psychological benefits, but companies and organisations are also making it easier for women to fish by providing educational opportunities and female-specific gear that hasn’t been available in the past.
The role that women play in fisheries around the world is receiving increasing international attention yet the contributions by women to fisheries catches are often overlooked by society, industry and policy makers.
There’s no better time than the present for women to join their male counterparts on the water, shore or bank.
Check it out on Facebook Fisheries Qld Women