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Women, wellies and waders

SportJoanne Eisemann
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SEPTEMBER 2018

The ‘Women in waders’ initiative of the Quamby Fly Fishers Club attracted a crowd of women keen to try their hand at the somewhat genteel sport. Approximately 40 learners and tutors gathered on the banks of the picturesque Huntsman Lake at Meander, rugged up and ready to brave the chilly winter weather. Attendees were split into small groups and given individual attention by tutors who coached them in the basics of casting. The equipment needed was provided by the club. Previously regarded as an all male pursuit, women are now making a determined attempt to redress the gender imbalance.

Photo | Mike Moores