Annual Texas Women Anglers Tournament

aka TWAT, a women-only fishing tournament

The Texas Women Anglers Tournament, also known as TWAT, is a women only, family-run fishing tournament held every summer in Port Aransas, Texas. It was founded in the 1980's with the mission to raise funds for the Women's Shelter of South Texas; now named The Purple Door.  

In 1989 eighteen boats registered for the tournament with over fifty women anglers. Today, an average of forty boats and over three-hundered women anglers gather in Port Aransas to fish the tournament and raise money for the The Purple Door.  

This tournament is all about having fun! Each year we encourage participants to “choose a theme” and dress in costume and decorate the boat to match, which will be viewed & judged during Saturday’s weigh-in! We continue to be impressed with the effort of everyone's decorations, so this year we are adding new categories/awards to reflect this! Awards will be given to the best decorated boat, most original theme, & best costumes. Good luck to all, we look forward to seeing what you come up with!

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