|Jessi's 4kg Big Red Snapper in Hervey Bay|
|25cm Sand Whiting|
Fishing gives us the opportunity for excitement, relaxation and social while recharging your mental batteries. It takes you away from the everyday worries and stresses in our lives and provides us with the natural vitamins through the sun and outdoors that our bodies not only require but actually crave. It's not always about catching the fish.
Fishing also allows us to feed our souls. It strengthens our inner core and allows us to absorb the natural healing powers that it posseses and at the same time to help put into perspective our lives. when we have the chance to actually catch a fish and they are hard hitting or when you finally catch that big one, Fishing then becomes about the rush, the adrenaline power of setting the hook and exitement is absolutely heart pounding.
|10kg Mac Tuna In Hervey Bay|
Sometimes fishing allows us to hang out with our friends, sitting back talking and having a great time. It allows us to share the amazing stories that we have in our lives and truely giving us the time
to have a deeper understanding of friendships. We also have to remember that we should only take the amount of fish that is needed and keeping in mind the size and bag limits and practice catch and release, in order to preservethe future of this sport. We need to maintain the amazing opportunities that fishing offers. You may want to call yourself a Fishergirl, Fisherchick, Fisherperson, Reelgirl, Reelwoman, Reellady or Fisher. But at the end of the day we are all Anglers out to catch fish.
|60cm Australian Salmon in Swansea|
Women were competing in fishing derbies by 1936, with their participation rates being higher than men at some events. They continue to participate in the sport today. I am a big supporter of women fishing and encourage any woman to pick that rod up and give it a go. Women have been known to be naturally better anglers then men, and they become hooked on fishing. A not so well known fact is Women have been fishing for over 500 years documented.
|Jessi Fighting Hard on a Longtail Tuna in Hervey Bay|
|1.1 Metre Freshwater Eel on G Loomis GLX|
My partner Jessi is a keen angler and gets amonst the fishing trips and days with the boys, Jessi loves her light fishing like Flathead, Bream, Salmon and Australian Bass. She currently uses a G Loomis GL2 6'1" rod Shimano Aernos 2500 reel with 15 pound Power Pro braided line. But she also gets out to some light game fishing when she gets the chance with a healthy bag of decent fish like Snapper and various Tunas. Jess uses bait as well as lures.
|Nice Little Chopper Tailor on Thready Buster Lure|
Accepting women into the sport of fishing has also become more prominent with the passing of time, as it has been in other areas - voting, becoming members of once "male only" clubs, and to feature more widely in such sports as tennis where today, greater television coverage is given to the girls than in the past. Shimano have many sponsored and endorsed fishing women, like Chloe Taylor and Jo Starling to mention a few.
Many fishing companies also take the rise of womens fishing onboard with an extensive range of tackle, accesories and fashion to suit girls. For example Shimano have a range of pink rods titled "Lipstiks" with many fashionable shirts and hats.
|45cm Carp on G Loomis GLX|
|Nice Little Silver Trevally|
There are many times that Jessi has fished me, and many species she has caught that I haven't in freshwater and saltwater species. Most guys who regularly fish with a wife, daughter, or girlfriend may have noticed a strange phenomenon: the girls seem to out-fish the guys with startling regularity. Is it just coincidence? Is the fairer sex better at feeling strikes, and setting the hook? Do they have a faster reaction time? Or is all of this just a bunch of hooey? Don’t be too fast to make a judgment—according to scientific research, women may have an innate advantage over men, when it comes to certain types of fishing.
|Fishing For Australian Salmon in Swansea|
MILF - "Man I Love Fishing"