National Fishing and Boating Week runs through Sunday

National Fishing and Boating Week opened last Saturday and will continue through Sunday.

National Fishing and Boating Week opened last Saturday and will continue through Sunday, with several states offering free fishing days and events held by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Discover Boating and Take Me Fishing are encouraging people to post their first catch of the day, the season or of a lifetime with the hashtag #FirstCatch.

Discover Boating is also spreading the word that it has lists of places to boat and fish around the country on its website.

States offering free fishing days can be found here, and boating and fishing events can be found by state here.

The National Marine Manufacturers Association is encouraging boat owners to take someone out on their boat this week and for boaters and anglers to share the message on social media.


‘A Phenomenal Success’

The Southampton International Boat Show had more than 88,000 visitors during its 10-day run, after last year’s cancellation.

TopSide Marinas Makes First Two Acquisitions

Founded in January 2020, the firm has thus far acquired Beavers Bend Marina in Oklahoma and Galveston Yacht Basin in Texas.

Two Boosts for Boating and Fishing

MBIA’s Metro Boat show show draws a crowd, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service expands boating and fishing opportunities.

Norwalk Boat Show Held This Weekend

The NMMA show runs through Sunday at Norwalk Cove Marina in Norwalk, Conn.

Raritan Expands Team

Patrick McNeel joins the New Jersey-based manufacturer as a marine equipment product developer.

Industry Mourns Walter “Bing” Burns O’Meara

The longtime publisher of Lakeland Boating magazine has died at 81.

NMMA Announces Hall of Fame Inductees

Regulator Marine’s Joan Maxwell and Bill Watters of Syntec Industries will be honored at IBEX.

Brunswick Acquires SemahTronix

The supplier of wiring harnesses and other electrical assemblies will be part of Brunswick’s growing Advanced Systems Group.