Tag Archives: Fishing

Elco sponsors all-electric fishing tournament

For members of High Voltage Bass Anglers, northern Georgia means small lakes, fierce largemouth bass and an exciting tournament schedule. The club's recent event was sponsored by Elco and held in Rutledge, Georgia, at Hard Labor Creek, an electric-propulsion-only reservoir. Nineteen two-person teams vied for the top honors, with anglers Scott Edwards and Josh Kaufman winning in a 17-foot RockProof ...

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Smoker Craft, NMMA partner to host legislative fishing event

Smoker Craft Boats and NMMA, alongside key industry partners in outdoor recreation and conservation, hosted elected officials and staff including included members of the Indiana Senate, Indiana House of Representatives, federal staff representation from U.S. House Representations and U.S. Senate, agency officials and other key industry stakeholders and leaders in conservation, last month for an evening highlighting boating, fishing and ...

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Conservation on the water

By Jamie Stafford According to a Pews Research Center report, 67% of Gen Z and 71% of millennials cite climate change as a top concern for the future, and around 57% of baby boomers say the same. Baby boomers currently represent the majority of the boating industry, but increasingly, younger generations are aging into this industry as well. Today, consumers ...

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Yamaha announces partnership with Bonefish and Tarpon Trust

Yamaha Rightwaters announced it's the official outboard of Bonefish & Tarpon Trust (BTT). With this sponsorship, Yamaha is committed to BTT’s mission to conserve bonefish, tarpon and permit—the species, their habitats and the larger fisheries they comprise. “Bonefish & Tarpon Trust’s mission is critical to ensuring the longevity of these species and their habitat,” said John O’Keefe, Senior Specialist, Government Relations, Yamaha ...

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RBFF releases 2022 Special Report on Fishing

Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation

Fifty-two million Americans age 6+ went fishing in 2021, according to preliminary data from the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation's (RBFF) 2022 Special Report on Fishing. Down slightly from 2020, fishing participation exceeded 50 million for the second time in 14 years, posting gains over 2019 and supporting a six-year upward trend. "We were all hoping to hit our goal of 60 ...

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RBFF, ASA launch new fishing campaign

The Fishing… Share the Fun angler engagement campaign is a first-of-its-kind industry-wide collaboration between the American Sportfishing Association (ASA) and the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF). The campaign’s mission is to galvanize sportfishing industry leaders and the broader recreational fishing community to share their love of fishing and engage in customer retention activities to keep new anglers on the water this spring and summer. It ...

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West Marine, Take Me Fishing partner on women angler series

West Marine, retailer of supplies for the sailing, boating and fishing communities, announced the inaugural Women Making Waves event series in partnership with Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation’s (RBFF) consumer-facing brand, Take Me Fishing. The free, four-part interactive class series takes place each Wednesday in April and are designed to support increased female participation in fishing and boating. The events are ...

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On the water: Sea-Doo fishing trip

During the 2021 boating season, Boating Industry was lucky enough to have two loaner units from BRP Sea-Doo. We took to the water with a new 2021 RXP-X and GTI SE 170 to a create a new, informative and immersive level of content for personal watercraft riders, both new and veteran. Thank you for joining us on this new journey! Log date: ...

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Industry donations support RBFF’s Vamos A Pescar Education Fund

As part of its continual commitment to democratize the boating experience, Brunswick Corporation has made a sizeable donation to the George H.W. Bush Vamos A Pescar Education Fund in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. The donation will help expand fishing and boating access to Hispanic communities who have traditionally been underrepresented in these activities. “We’re grateful for Brunswick’s support of the Education Fund’s mission,” said Rachel ...

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