Women’s groups breathe new life into fishing

The roots of angling in literature can be found in the Bible, in the story about Simon Peter fishing at night with a few buddies on the Sea of Galilee, and being skunked. Centuries later, in 1653, Izaak Walton published a genre follow-up, “The Compleat Angler,” which, like Simon Peter’s biblical tale, is dominated by men — so much so that even Walton’s fish are assigned male pronouns.

Lo now these many years afterward, with the advantage of hindsight, perhaps if women had been invited on some of those early angling adventures, fishing, the sport, wouldn’t be in the pickle it is today, with license sales in Minnesota and elsewhere declining even as the nation’s overall population swells.

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