Great re­sponse to fe­male fish­ing clinic

Broome Advertiser - - Sport - Sara Hennessy

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.

Pic­ture: Sara Hennessy

More than 40 par­tic­i­pants signed up for the West Kim­ber­ley Women’s Fish­ing Clinic.

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