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.

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

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

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