Are you a woman who’s passionate about fishing and wants to develop your leadership skills? You should apply for one of our Women in Recreational Fishing Leadership Scholarships!

Some of the women from last year's scholarship program have achieved amazing outcomes in increasing and inspiring female participation in fishing.

Focused on unearthing tomorrow’s female fishing leaders, this scholarship program offers eight women the chance to attend the Australian Fishing Trade Association (AFTA) Gala Awards on the Gold Coast and contribute their voices to the future of the industry.

To apply for the leadership program, entrants need to:

  • Be over 18 years of age,

  • Victorian resident,

  • Be available to attend the AFTA Conference and Gala Dinner (on the Gold Coast) on 15-17 August.

  • Answer the following questions:

    • Why do you love fishing?

    • What is it about fishing that made you apply for this scholarship program?

    • How would this opportunity (travelling to AFTA as a Recreational Fishing Leader) help with your personal/professional development?

    • What project/ideas would you like to see to encourage more women to take up fishing/build the profile of women in the industry?

    • Have you or do you plan to run any events to encourage more women to go fishing? If so, please provide a short description of this event/plan.

  • List a couple of questions you would like to ask Recreational Fishing Industry Leaders and/or VFA.

  • Include your favourite photo of yourself fishing

  • Be a member of the Victorian Fisheries Authority Women in Recreational Fishing Facebook group (optional - if you have Facebook only),

How to submit your scholarship application:

You must fill out the form below and agree to the terms and conditions to be considered for your application to be considered valid.

Visit the VFA website here for more information.

Millie Kelly