The Ebony Anglers Fishing Team Makes History

Each day we are provided opportunities to witness and learn more about the expansive range of Black women accomplishments. Thanks to the five women who comprise the Black female fishing team from Morehead, North Carolina, we can add champion fisherwomen to a wide range of amazing distinctions.The Ebony Anglers recently made history after winning in the King Mackerel division of the Spanish Mackerel & Dolphin Tournament. Even though it was their first competitive event, they reeled in a 48 lb. King Mackerel to earn a coveted citation from the North Carolina Wildlife Resources. 

What makes this group of mothers, daughters, sisters and wives even more amazing is that they are each business owners. Salon owner Gia Peebles organized the team after watching a fishing tournament where no Black women could be found.  Peebles recalls thinking “I already know accomplished women who are leaders and know how to win in other aspects of their lives. We can do this.” And so they did! 

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