Reel Fishing Women

When we think of fishing – how many of us bring to mind burly, bearded men with weather beaten features and a liking for rum?

Probably most of us – but though it’s a tough old life – many’s the woman that’s taken to the sea, baited a hook or spooled a fishing reel.

women fishing

No waders required
Source: Everett Collection

Vintage fishing

Vintage fishing
Source: Everett Collection

Reeling in a catch

Reeling in a catch
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Police women fishing

Police women fishing
Source: The Connecticut State Library

Caught it sitting down

Caught it sitting down
Source: Library of Congress

Preparing the fish

Preparing the fish
Source: Wikipedia

Skirts, not waders

Skirts, not waders
Source: Wikipedia

A day's catch

A day’s catch
Source: Robert Baade

Cornish Fishwife

Cornish Fishwife
Source: Reading University

Ice to see you

Ice to see you
Source: Library of Congress