Great response to female fishing clinic
On March 25, more than 40 women gathered at the Mary Island Fishing Club for the first West Kimberley Women’s Fishing Clinic, an initiative proudly supported by Recfishwest.
In a series of clinics spanning eight weeks, the women will learn everything, including rules and regulations, how to use a throw net, fish filleting, how to back a trailer and basic maritime knowledge. It will culminate in the women getting their recreational skippers’ ticket.
For me this is something I have wanted to do for a long time — share my experience, knowledge and love of fishing to empower women to feel confident, skilled and not reliant on others to do all the background stuff for them.
Fishing is so much more than just winding up fish.
While I may have been spurred on to do this by the success of the Broome Girls Gone Fishing group, I originally hoped for 12 women to sign up.
I have been totally overwhelmed by the response.
Tight lines until next time. Sara Hennessy is the president of the Mary Island Fishing Club in Derby.
More than 40 participants signed up for the West Kimberley Women’s Fishing Clinic.