Mission: To inspire and empower women in fishing and help bring gender parity on the water.

• To create a safe and comfortable environment for women and novices to learn to fish in Manitoba.

• To introduce or reintroduce adult women to the sport of ice fishing in Manitoba and in doing so increase the number of female anglers in the province

Mission: To inspire and empower women in fishing and help bring gender parity on the water.

• To create a safe and comfortable environment for women and novices to learn to fish in Manitoba.

• To introduce or reintroduce adult women to the sport of ice fishing in Manitoba and in doing so increase the number of female anglers in the province

The Prairie Gal

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My name is Roselle Turenne, and I am a prairie girl. I am a 5th generation proud Manitoban. I love to fish. I AM NOT AN EXPERT and that’s kind of the point. You don’t need to know everything to get out there! You just need to know enough to be safe and have fun. Not all of us have fishing mentors. Not all of us know a “guy” or a “gal” that can take us fishing that first time. I didn’t. That’s why I am here. To get you out there, teach you the basics and empower you to go it alone, and of course, to have fun doing it.

I am a post-secondary Instructor and consultant with over 30 years of professional tourism experience. I love to teach and help others achieve their goals.

In 2019, I was a finalist for the Governor General’s Gold Medal Award across all disciplines for my graduate research titled “Women Fish Too: Increasing the competitiveness of a Northwestern Ontario tourist destination”. It was during my research that I truly learned about the importance of women in angling and how little it had to do with catching fish. It is about nature, relaxation, bonding, learning skills, and so much more. Of course, catching fish is an added bonus!

I took up fishing as a young adult, working at fishing lodges to pay for University. After a long hiatus, I began angling again and it has become my passion. I am fortunate to fish most days throughout the summer and I took up ice fishing in 2018. On an average year, I get in well over 100 fishing days and mostly target Walleye, bass and northern pike. I am an active member of two fishing clubs (Wisconsin Women Fish and Ontario Women Anglers).