Tag Archives: Fishing

New RBFF study offers insights to retain new anglers, boaters

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) announced the findings of a major national research study in partnership with global market-research firm IPSOS to provide the industry with insights for retaining and engaging the new audience surged amidst COVID-19. The study, titled Casting a Wide Net: Identifying New Anglers and Boaters and Determining Tactics for Retention, projects millions of new and ...

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Thom Dammrich takes the helm of CSP Board of Directors

The Center for Sportfishing Policy (CSP), the nation’s leading advocate for saltwater recreational anglers, announced its new chairman of the board of directors, Dr. Thom Dammrich. Dammrich was elected to succeed Robert “Bob” Hayes in the leadership role at CSP’s fall board meeting on Thursday, December 3. The board also elected Dave Pfeiffer, president of Shimano North America Fishing, to lead ...

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RBFF boat registration program continues to bring boats back to the water

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) announced the results of its Boat Registration Reactivation Program. In all, nearly 30,000 boats in 14 states were re-registered as a direct result of this year’s program.While the 2020 edition of the program saw nearly half as many letters sent to four fewer states versus last year – a product of sensitivities around ...

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RBFF to open 2021 grant cycle for George H.W. Bush Vamos a Pascar Education Fund

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation will open its 2021 grants cycle for the George H.W. Bush Vamos a Pescar Education Fund by October 31, 2020. The grants will provide key program funding to support local organizations nationwide in their initiatives to engage Hispanic Americans in fishing, boating, and conserving our waterways.  A record breaking number of Hispanic Americans — a total of 4.4 million — ...

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Things are looking up for saltwater fishing

By David Gee “I only work so I can afford the amount of fishing required to forget about work.” –Will Rogers Actor, cowboy, humorist and social commentator Will Rogers said that 100 years ago, but I think he would be pretty happy with the state of fishing today.   For the 10th year in a row, the Outdoor Foundation and ...

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RBFF announces findings of 2020 Special Report on Fishing

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) announced the findings of the 2020 Special Report on Fishing, noting participation is still on the rise. The Outdoor Foundation and RBFF-produced report, now in its 10th year, provides insights into demographics, the “leaky bucket,” perceptions of fishing and more. “Thanks to the strong improvements in recruitment and reactivation, fishing participation is up again ...

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RBFF fishing license study shows opportunities

Today, the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) announced the findings of a new fishing license mystery shopper study, which shows promising gains made by states in their online license purchase process. Each year, more and more consumers are purchasing a broader range of goods and services online, as well as from mobile devices. The Online Fishing License Assessment was conducted to ...

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Fishing for a pandemic panacea

By David Gee More than 49 million Americans find their way to freshwater, saltwater and fly fishing ever year, but fishing’s popularity has surged since the COVID-19 crisis gripped the country. “Fishing is obviously something you can easily and safely do while social distancing,” says Stephanie Vatalaro, senior vice president of marketing and communications for the Recreational Boating & Fishing ...

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Ranger Boats returns to B.A.S.S. as premier sponsor

Ranger Boats announced it is returning as a Premier Sponsor for B.A.S.S., fittingly as the 50th Anniversary of the sport's marquee event, the Bassmaster Classic, kicks off this week on Lake Guntersville.  The partnership extends to the Bassmaster Classic, Bassmaster Elite Series, Bassmaster Opens Series, Bassmaster College Series, Bassmaster High School Series as well as the grass-roots B.A.S.S Nationregional tournaments.   ...

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Progressive Insurance World Fishing & Outdoor Exposition kicks off this week

The 2020 Progressive® Insurance World Fishing & Outdoor Exposition returns to Suffern, N.Y.’s Rockland Community College Thursday, February 27 – Sunday, March 1. The annual event will be featuring more than 250 vendors and sales on new boats, products, charters and outfitter bookings for fishing, hunting and travel. The show is also host to the area’s most comprehensive schedule of seminars led by local ...

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