Fishing schools with a feminine twist reeling women into the sport

April Vokey

When April Vokey was a girl, her dad would sometimes take her out on a lake with a worm on a hook but he was far from an avid fisherman.

At 16, on a whim really, she decided to give salmon fishing a try. She packed up her little trout spinning rod and headed for the Chilliwack River.

It wasn’t exactly a scene from “A River Runs Through It,” since she broke her rod, lost the fish and went home empty-handed, but she was hooked – even if the fish wasn’t.

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2 Comments on “Fishing schools with a feminine twist reeling women into the sport

  1. It’s really marvelous that more and more women are getting into fishing, especialy fly fishing, and even more so, fly fishing for salmon and sea trout. As a northumbrian myself i have witnessed many women fly fishing on the north tyne and they are as good as any man when it comes to casting a fly and catching fish, just take a look at miss balantyne who caught the largest recordered salmon at 56lb. If only! Tight Lines, Stephan.

    • Thank you for your positive comments Stephan, the main reason we set up our group was to fill the need for ladies river events in the north east, we also hold still water and sea, but our love is salmon and sea trout fishing. Next time your on the Tyne any ladies casting a nice line, it might be a lady from our group, we have free tuition from aapgai master double handed rod Paul Little, we are very lucky…If you know any ladies who would like to come along to one of our events contact myself or Trish. Regards Anne

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