I guess as far as the social aspects of worldbuilding are concerned, pretty much anything goes but I'd still like to incorporate elements that aren't far-fetched in terms of real-world applicability.
So the society I'm working with is matrilineal but NOT matriarchal. Property is passed down on the female line and women dominate in their families and many crafts, therefore they hold a very prestigious status in society. In addition, their religion is centered around a sun goddess whose worship is so predominant that this belief system is basically semi-monotheistic (spirits, demigods and other divine beings are also worshipped but to a much smaller degree). In day to day life, men and women are seen as equal intellectually.
That being said, political power is concentrated in the hands of men: most government officials are male, the monarch himself is always a man and men are promoted faster. Furthermore, gender roles, albeit not too strict or rigid, do exist. However, that doesn't automatically dictate what professions women might dominate in, as gender roles are quite versatile across cultures, yet fishing is almost universally seen as a men's thing. So would it make sense for fishing to be a female-dominated occupation where women are not just fishwives but actually the ones partaking in the entire activity? Is there a real-world example of this?