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 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

RBFF president receives award

Frank Peterson, president and CEO of the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation, received the National Association of State Boating law Administrations Award at the association’s 50th annual meeting in Corpus Christi, Texas, held Sept. 26-30. First awarded in 1969, the NASBLA award is the oldest given by the non-profit organization. It is given to a…more

Take Me Fishing wins Web site honors

The Take Me Fishing site won several awards in the Web Marketing Association’s 13th annual WebAwards Competition. TakeMeFishing.org was honored as an Outstanding Web site in all four categories in which it was entered: education, leisure, non-profit and sports. In addition, the site’s social network, Fishington – The Fishing & Boating Capital of the Internet,…more

Woman wins boat, motor and trailer from RBFF

The winner of the first ‘Catch A Boat’ sweepstakes on TakeMeFishing.org is Dawn Garlick of Plymouth, Ill., who was selected from more than 46,000 people from across the country to take home the grand prize. Garlick will receive a new boat, motor and trailer valued at $24,000. “I screamed and did a little dance,” Garlick…more

Boat registrations increase in Oregon

A recent direct-mail effort helped increase boat registrations in Oregon and raised thousands of dollars for fish and wildlife efforts. The Lapsed Boat Registration Pilot Program was developed by the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation in partnership with the Oregon State Marine Board and the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife. In April, the owners…more

RBFF creates donation program to fund campaign

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation has announced a new donation program for its national Take Me Fishing campaign. The program, featured on RBFF.org and TakeMeFishing.org, helps fulfill one of RBFF’s goals to generate program income outside of its federal funding. This goal, set by the Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council, will contribute to…more

Take Me Fishing site receives communications award

The Take Me Fishing campaign Web site received a 2009 Gold Circle Award from the American Society of Association Executives & The Center for Association Leadership for excellence and innovation in association communications, the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation announced. TakeMeFishing.org was honored in the Issue Specific Web Site category. “This is an outstanding accomplishment…more

RBFF report details boating, fishing links

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation revealed new boating and fishing research this week at the International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades in Orlando, Fla. The Special Report on Fishing and Boating, conducted by RBFF and the Outdoor Foundation, provides detailed information on participation by gender, age, ethnicity, income, education and geographic region. The report…more

Industry veteran launches marketing, PR division

Industry veteran Betty Bauman launched a new division of her MetroMedia Marketing Inc. firm. Bauman & Company will offer strategic marketing and public relations services for the marine, fishing and hospitality industries, including integrated planning and consultation, press release writing and distribution, print and online newsletters, social media, event planning, alliance marketing, positioning, branding and…more

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