Monday, June 07, 2010

The Official Fishing and Boating Week

TakeMeFishing.org – National Fishing & Boating Week
This week (June 5 through the 13th) is National Fishing & Boating Week, and the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) is encouraging you to get outdoors and find local events, search for free fishing days and learn about the impact boaters and anglers have on the environment.

Where do you start?

Fishing
TakeMeFishing.org, which is operated by the RBFF, is a great place to start. They’ll let you know which states are offering free fishing days this week, where would-be anglers can try their hand at fishing without purchasing a license. This link opens a PDF document with a list of participating states and includes links to details for each state. Montana and our home state of Connecticut will hopefully get their acts together and participate next year.

Boating
RBFF is also encouraging anyone who wants to get out on the water, but doesn’t know where to begin, to visit TakeMeFishing.org to find a local event during National Fishing and Boating Week. Several marinas across the country are offering folks the opportunity to “test out the waters” and participate in boating and fishing demonstrations, educational activities, boat test drives and more. Search for an event near you at TakeMeFishing.org

These events are perfect for people who think they may be interested in boating and fishing but don’t know where to start. The week-long National Fishing & Boating Week celebration wraps up Saturday on National Marina Day, which we will be highlighting Thursday with our weekly boating events update. But until then, get out there and boat and fish - this is your week!

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