Nationwide — The Ebony Anglers, an all-Black female fishing team from Morehead, North Carolina, have recently made history after winning in the King Mackerel division of the Spanish Mackerel & Dolphin Tournament. This is the first major tournament that they’ve ever competed in.
Gia Peebles, a salon owner and entrepreneur, first thought of the idea of forming the group after she and her husband watched the annual Big Rock Fishing Tournament last June.
“When I saw women of all ages coming from their fishing boats with fish and winning prizes, I noticed that there were no women of color competing,” Peebles told Spectacular Magazine. “I said to myself, ‘We can do this. I already know accomplished women who are leaders and know how to win in other aspects of their lives. We can do this.'”