WOMEN AFIELD
FISHING

FOSTERING OUTDOOR ENTHUSIASM FOR WOMEN AND THEIR CHILDREN

Women Afield - Fishing is for women of color with children who want to learn the art of angling as a life skill,
and to be a part of the process in securing high quality protein for their family.


Background
While national and state fishing campaigns focus on increasing the participation of women in the sport of fishing, and research shows mothers are continually looking for outdoor activities to engage their children; New Jersey Fish and Wildlife seeks to be a leader in this initiative. Women Afield strives to remove perceived barriers for women, focusing on women with children who come from ethnically diverse backgrounds.

Program Overview
The goal of the program is to foster interest and gain a meaningful comfort level with fishing among women of color with children. While this program targets women of color, all interested women with children are welcome.


Are you interested in learning to fish,
but not sure how to get started?

 

Do you want more control over the quality
of food your family can enjoy?

 

Do you want to be more self-reliant when
it comes to feeding your family?

 

 

2022 PROGRAM DATES

March 26: Introduction to angling, management & regulations, safety, understanding terminal tackle, knot tying, fish biology/anatomy, casting techniques, and catch & release.

April 9: Practice casting with spinning rod/reel, understanding baits and lures, practice knot tying, fishing, catch & keep (fish handling, filet), cooking part 1.

April 30: Fish Handling, keeping your catch, and cooking part 2.

May 14-15: (OVERNIGHT) Surf fishing introduction and the Governor's Surf Fishing Tournament.

June 4: Free Fishing Day & Make-up Day (OPTIONAL)

June 5: Youth Fishing Challenge and Women's Afield Fishing Derby

June 18: Make your own fishing rod workshop

 

 

NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY.
ALL SESSIONS ARE MANDATORY.
ALL EQUIPMENT IS PROVIDED.
THE $100 PARTICIPATION FEE IS NON-REFUNDABLE!




If you have questions about
this program, please send
email to hofnod@dep.nj.gov