The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to increase participation in recreational angling and boating. The foundation developed the Take Me Fishing campaign to create awareness around boating, fishing and conservation, and to educate people about the benefits of participation.

RBFF receives federal grant

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar recently gave the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation a grant of more than $13 million to support its nationwide campaign to recruit anglers and boaters. The grant is part of a renewed cooperative agreement with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. “The Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation has shown…more

Michigan to use RBFF fishing-license program

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation announced that the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment will participate in RBFF’s State Direct Mail Marketing Program aimed at increasing fishing license sales among lapsed anglers. Thirty-three states currently participate in the direct mail initiative, which was designed by RBFF to increase participation in the sport and…more

RBFF promotion marks pledge milestone

The Anglers’ Legacy program has reached 200,000 pledges, according to the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation. Anglers’ Legacy, a national mission from the Take Me Fishing campaign, asks outdoor enthusiasts to preserve the legacies of boating and fishing by introducing at least one newcomer to the sport. More than 300 program partners have contributed to…more

Skeeter to again sponsor bass-fishing tourney

Skeeter Products Inc., manufacturer of Skeeter brand boats, renewed its partnership as “exclusive sponsor” of the Bass Champs Tournament Trail for 2010. “We are pleased to continue our sponsorship with Bass Champs, and have felt first-hand the tremendous impact that this partnership has brought to Skeeter,” said Ben Jarrett, Skeeter national sales manager, in a…more

Angler Registry opens on New Year’s Day

The National Saltwater Angler Registry, which launches Friday, is designed to help address concerns about the data used to estimate the effects of recreational fishing on ocean resources and the nation’s economy. The registry will be used as the basis for conducting surveys of recreational saltwater anglers to find out how often they fish. These…more

Texas sportsmen’s rally set for January

The Texas Fishing, Hunting and Outdoors Show is sponsoring the Texas Sportsmen’s Rally beginning at 8:30 a.m. Jan. 9 at the Arlington Convention Center. The rally is both a celebration of the American Sportsmen’s culture and a grassroots rally on potential threats to Americans losing the right to enjoy fishing, hunting and other outdoor sports.…more

RBFF campaign Web site honored

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation’s “Take Me Fishing” campaign Web site was recognized by the International Academy of the Visual Arts, receiving multiple awards in the 2009 W³ Awards and 2009 Davey Awards competitions. TakeMeFishing.org received the following honors: The 2009 W³ Awards: Gold Award Winner in the Homepage and General Interest Categories; Silver…more

RBFF announces youth grants

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation is offering boating and fishing education grants for 2010 through its National Youth Fishing & Boating Initiative. “We’re looking for high-quality education programs that give kids and their families hands-on experience with boating, fishing and conservation,” RBFF president and CEO Frank Peterson said in a statement. “Recent research shows…more

RBFF holding gift-card drawing for pledges

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation announced that anyone who takes the Angler’s Legacy Pledge – a promise to introduce someone new to the sport – will be eligible to win a $50 gift card from Dick’s Sporting Goods. “We are happy to work with Dick’s to encourage boaters and anglers to introduce newcomers to…more

Take Me Fishing survey details Web campaign

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation announced visitors to the Taking Me Fishing campaign Web site rated their experience at an all-time high in a recent online survey. More than 1,000 visitors said the Web site was the premier online destination for boaters and anglers to learn, plan, and prepare for a day on the…more

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