Welcome to IWFA!

The International Women’s Fishing Association was established in 1955 to promote women’s fishing in an arena primarily dominated by men. Over the years it has become one of women’s most prestigious fishing clubs, setting the standards for conservation and providing education through scholarships. The IWFA adopted the International Game Fish Association species list in 2004 affording members worldwide opportunity to compete in their own backyards.

The IWFA promotes angling competition among women and all club tournaments are release only. The IWFA Tournament schedule includes three or more release tournaments each year with members traveling to destinations such as Louisiana, Guatemala, Mexico, the Florida Keys, and Virginia for the opportunity to compete against their fellow women anglers. IWFA members love nothing more than getting together to fish with each other. IWFA “Funaments” combine both! Organized by local members to fish their home waters, Funaments are small on rules and big on fun.

A welcome addition to the tournament schedule, Funaments have become a big part of the IWFA event calendar with members visiting members this year alone in Vero, Palm Beach, and Islamorada, Florida, Idaho, and North Carolina. Today you will find IWFA members fishing on piers, beaches, lakes, and rivers from pangas, skiffs, and sportfishing boats of all sizes as they compete for IWFA monthly and annual awards based on release and weight catches from the entire IGFA species list.

Benefits of Joining the IWFA:

The IWFA is a diverse group of women who love to fish, experience the camaraderie and sportsmanship of fun or tournament fishing, and are involved in promoting conservation and supporting education. If this sounds like you, please consider joining the IWFA!

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