Women Anglers

Our mission is to promote the sport of fly-fishing among women.

Our goals are:

¨                 To create a friendly and supportive environment for women anglers.

¨                 To provide skill building workshops, presentations and demonstrations.

¨                 To organize single day or overnight fishing trips.

¨                 To provide opportunities to assist with conservation efforts.

¨                 To provide a means for women fly-fishers to meet, network, fish, and socialize.

See Centre Daily Times Article by Mark Nale "Learning on the Fly" 


Spring Creek Chapter of Trout Unlimited, Women Anglers!


Our next fishing date is Sunday, August 27 (meet at 5pm) at the site of the old McCoy Dam between Bellefonte and Milesburg (directions below).  You will need waders and boots in addition to your license with trout stamp, rod, reel and other gear. Water, sunscreen and bug spray may be helpful to bring, too.  Fishing instruction will be provided for anyone who would like assistance.  If you would like to borrow equipment, please let Diane Brown (dmb49@psu.edu) know right away so that I may make arrangements with the Spring Creek Chapter of Trout Unlimited.


Please RSVP by emailing Diane so she knows how many women to expect. “Maybe” is okay.  You can always email, call, or text her (814-880-8431) if your plans change. 


 Check out stream conditions before you leave home!

Mark your calendars for future fishing dates: September 24, and October 29



Directions to the old site of the McCoy Dam between Bellefonte and Milesburg

These directions start at the intersection of Route 26 and the 322 Bypass:  Take Route 26 towards the Nittany Mall where you will veer left onto Route 150.  Take 150 toward Bellefonte and Fisherman’s’ Paradise.  (It is 5.4 miles between Routes 26/322 and the traffic light for Fisherman’s Paradise.  It is another 2.7 from Fisherman’s Paradise to the traffic light at Bellefonte’s Talleyrand Park.)  Continue on Route 150.  From the traffic light at Talleyrand Park to the left-hand turn for the old site of the McCoy Dam, it is 1.7 miles. You will pass Capparella’s Furniture store on the right.  The left-hand turn is a little hard to see. There are guard rails on both sides of the gravel driveway.  If you come across the Midway Storage sign on the right, you’ve gone too far.   There is plenty of parking at this site, and it’s a short, easy walk to Spring Creek.

Following is schedule for the year:

Date Time Location
  January 22
  Joana Moyer - Flies Basic
2Pm 4PM Cathi Alloway’s

  February 19

  7th Annual Joe Humphrey’s Film       Festival

2PM-  4PM Judi Sittlers"s

  March 26

   Jo Anna Moyer and Judi Sittler will present, Prepare to Fish in April:

-          “Learn or Teach!”

-          Bring your gear.

-          “Rigging Up”

-          Charlie Meck’s book

-          Tandem rigs

2PM -4PM Schlow Centre Region Library (new location)
211 S. Allen Street, State College, PA 16801
  April 23
  Tom Doman: Guide
2PM - ??PM Penns Creek

  May 21  Fishing

5pm – 7pm

Benner Spring Hatchery/Spring Creek

  June 11 Fishing

12pm 4PM

SCCTU Sponsored Event : Get Outdoors

  June 25 Fishing

2pm – 4pm

The Rock (Trout and Rock Roads)

  July 23 Fishing

5pm – 7pm

Fisherman’s Paradise

  August 27 Fishing

5pm – 7pm

Milesburg: Commercial Avenue

  September 24 Fishing

2pm – 4pm

Spring Creek Road between Fisherman's Paradise and Route 550

  October 29 Fishing

1pm – eat

2pm – fish

Fisherman’s Paradise



Diane Brown



joe with jean

     Joe Humphreys with Women Anglers    Jean Brenchley on Penns Creek