Hawke's Bay Women's Anglers & Hunters Club

  • Hawke's Bay
  • 1/07/2024
  • Hawkes Bay

Hawke's Bay Women's Anglers & Hunters Club

To support the growing interest and participation of women in angling and hunting, Hawkes Bay Fish & Game will facilitate the establishment of a dedicated club that caters specifically to women. The club will create a supportive and empowering environment where women of all skill levels can come together to learn, grow, and enjoy these traditional outdoor pursuits.


  1. Empowerment through Education: Provide a platform where women can learn and develop skills in angling and hunting in a supportive and non-intimidating atmosphere.
  2. Inclusivity: Welcome women of all experience levels, from beginners to seasoned veterans, and foster a sense of community and camaraderie.
  3. Promote Mental Well-being: Help women access  the mental health benefits associated with outdoor activities, such as stress reduction, mindfulness, and connection with nature.
  4. Skill Enhancement: Offer opportunities for women to expand their knowledge and proficiency in angling, hunting techniques, and outdoor survival skills.
  5. Advocate for Conservation: Encourage responsible outdoor practices and conservation ethics among members.

Rationale: Outdoor activities like angling and hunting have historically been male-dominated pursuits. By helping to establish a women's club, Hawkes Bay Fish & Game aims to:

  • Address the underrepresentation of women in these fields.
  • Provide a safe and supportive environment for women to explore and excel in outdoor sports.
  • Tap into the potential of a diverse group of individuals who can contribute to conservation efforts and promote sustainable practices.

Activities and Events:

  1. Skill-Building Workshops: Regular workshops on fishing techniques, hunting strategies, firearm safety, and wilderness survival skills.
  2. Guided Trips and Excursions: Organise guided fishing trips, hunting expeditions, and outdoor retreats led by experienced instructors.
  3. Community Outreach: Collaborate with local schools, community groups, and organisations to introduce more women to outdoor sports through educational programmes and outreach events.
  4. Social Gatherings: Host social events, such as networking dinners, guest speaker sessions, and outdoor film screenings, to foster a sense of community and friendship among members.


  • Health and Well-being: Participation in outdoor activities has been proven to reduce stress, improve mental clarity, and enhance overall well-being.
  • Skill Development: Members will gain valuable skills in fishing, hunting, navigation, and outdoor survival, empowering them to pursue these activities independently.
  • Community and Support: A supportive network of like-minded women provides encouragement, shared knowledge, and friendships built around a common interest.

The establishment of this club aligns with Hawkes Bay Fish & Game's commitment to inclusivity, education, and conservation. By facilitating the creation of this club, we aim to empower women to embrace the outdoors, learn new skills, and contribute positively to their mental and physical well-being. We look forward to the opportunity to support and grow the community of women anglers and hunters in Hawkes Bay.

Together, we can create a vibrant and inclusive community where women feel empowered to explore, learn, and excel in the timeless pursuits of angling and hunting.

To register your interest, click here 

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