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Happy Holidays from The Future Angler Foundation

Forestville, WI.  Happy Holidays to you and your loved ones from the Future Angler Foundation. As another year draws to a close, and with a new year just around the corner, we want to thank you for playing your part in the growth of the FAF. We wouldn’t be where we are today without the support of loyal professional anglers and partners like you! The Board of Directors sends forth a heartfelt…

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NPAA Annual Conference Set For January 5-7, 2018

Forestville, WI-Anyone interested in creating or advancing their career in the fishing industry should mark their calendar for Jan. 5th-7th, the dates the National Professional Anglers Association (NPAA) will hold its 2018 Annual Conference at Chula Vista Water Park and Resort in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin. “Since 2009, the NPAA Annual Conference has been a ‘can’t-miss it’ event for those interested in the fishing industry,” says NPAA Executive Director Pat Neu….

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FAF Supports the LLGF event at Florida Keys Oct. 20-22

Forestsville, WI. Aspiring anglers came from as far away as Ohio and Washington, DC to learn from the pros at the award winning “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!®” Keys University, October 20-22 at the Elks Lodge, Tavernier, FL. The University kicked off on Friday with a meet-and-greet social featuring networking, fundraisers and an incredible Master Chef Appetizer Contest. Tied for First Place were Shrimp Ceviche by Donna Kahn and Crab Cakes by Cathy Brewer….

FAF Partnership with Trout Unlimited Continues at Youth Camp

Forestville, WI. Wisconsin Trout Unlimited (TU) held their fourth annual Youth Fishing Camp July 20th-July 23rd at the Pine Lake Bible Camp south of Waupaca, WI. TU hosted the camp for 20 lucky 12-16 year old students. The camp covered:  knot tying, fly tying, fish shocking, fly and spin casting, bait fishing, aquatic invasive species, stream and lake ecology, and much more! The campers all received a rod/reel combos during closing ceremonies from…

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TWENTY SIXTH ANNUAL CAMP 7 KIDS FISHING DAY ATTRACTS OVER 350 YOUTH

Forestville, WI. Saturday, June 10th was Michigan’s Free Fishing Weekend along with National Fishing Week and the National Professional Anglers Association (NPAA) and Learn 2 Fish With Us were present helping to educate youth and families on the skills needed to fish.  Kids Fishing Day was held at Camp 7 Lake which is located in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, in the Hiawatha National Forest.           NPAA…

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NPAA and FAF to Participate in Hiawatha NF 26th Annual Kids Fishing Day June 10th

Forestville, WI:  The Hiawatha National Forest and partners are co-hosting our 26th year Kids Fishing Day at Camp 7 Campground Day Use Area on Saturday June 10th from 11:00am until 3:30pm.   This year promises to be awesome as we have several new events including Backyard Bass with Professional NPAA Angler Educator Captain Greg Karch who will teach the techniques of casting (See picture). There will again be the trout pond…

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Future Angler Foundation supports Free Fishing Day June 3rd in Ashland, Wisconsin

Forestville, WI:  There’s nothing like the thrill of that first tug on your fishing line—you have to feel it for yourself! If your kids want to learn to fish, come join us for “Kids Fishing Day” on Saturday, June 3, 2017, at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center, Ashland, WI. The event runs from 9 am to 1 pm. Be sure to arrive no later than 12 noon to allow…

FAF and NPAA to help at Urban Kids Fishing Derby in Washington D.C.

Forestville, WI: Urban American Outdoors will be hosting the Urban Kids Fishing Derby (Catch and Release) in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, June 3, 2017. The event is from 8 a.m. to 12 noon at the Constitution Gardens Lake on the Washington D.C. National Mall and it’s FREE. There will be a $100 grand prize for biggest fish caught then released. Robert “Nick” Schmal, Executive Director of the Future Angler Foundation (NPAA #123) and Jesse Tintes, of Tintes Outdoors…

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Learning and Fishing Fun at LLGF Ft. Myers/Matlacha FL. Event

Forestville, Wisconsin: “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” (LLGF) had a full class of nearly 60 people who came to learn fishing skills at the Gulf Coast University March 11-12 at Greater Pine Island Elks Lodge. The University offered education, hands-on fishing activities, networking and an optional fishing trip. While the participants were predominately female, some brought husbands and teens for the whole family to learn fishing. The “No Yelling School of Fishing” began on…

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RBFF ELECTS JEFF MARBLE AS NEW BOARD CHAIRMAN

Forestville, WI. The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) yesterday announced Jeff Marble as the organization’s new board chairman. Marble joins six other new board appointees who will work closely with RBFF leadership to meet its mission, including its goal to increase participation from the current level of 46 million to 60 million in 60 months. “We are pleased to have such a strong leader in Jeff Marble to steer our…