Tag Archives: Fishing

Saltwater Fishing Expo opens in new location

The Progressive Insurance Saltwater Fishing Expo opens today, nearly doubling its footprint as it moves from the Garden State Exhibit Center in Somerset, N.J. to the larger, more centrally-located New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center in Edison, NJ. The 2018 Saltwater Fishing Expo will feature more fishing tackle and gear exhibits, seminars, and interactive features dedicated to the region’s large population of ...

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Ranger Cup University announces 2018 program details

Collegiate bass anglers will have more opportunity to cash in on tournament success in 2018 thanks to the continued support of Ranger Cup University. The contingency program, designed by Ranger Boats exclusively for college anglers, is free of charge and open to any college angler, regardless of the brand of boat they own. To remain qualified in the program, anglers ...

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At the Helm: We’re all in fisheries reform together

A unified fishing and boating industry stands ready to take a huge step early this year in Washington when the Modern Fish Act moves through Congress.  In mid-December, the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources approved H.R. 200, a bill sponsored by Congressman Don Young (R-Alaska) that amends the 1976 Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act to provide ...

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California fishing license reform bill fails

A proposal to change California’s fishing licensing process to a 12-month calendar period failed to pass, as Senate Bill 187 failed in the California Assembly just before the Labor Day weekend.  Efforts led by the California Sportfishing League, which was founded in part by the NMMA, had helped drive support for the bill as CSL pointed out that the calendar system ...

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RBFF and AREA release Angler R3 Recommendations

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) and the Aquatic Resources Education Association (AREA) announced the release of the Recommendations and Strategic Tools for Effective Angler Recruitment, Retention and Reactivation (R3) Efforts. This document is a product of the two-year partnership between AREA and RBFF to develop guidelines for increasing the effectiveness of angler R3 efforts nationally. "These actionable R3 ...

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46 million people went fishing in 2015

Fishing remains among the most popular outdoor activities for adults, according to the 2016 Special Report on Fishing released today by the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) and the Outdoor Foundation at the International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades Show (ICAST) in Orlando. The report reveals that more than 2.5 million people had their very first fishing experience in ...

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Senators advocate for Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act reauthorization

The recreational fishing industry welcomed the action taken by Sens. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) to recognize the significant economic, social and conservation benefits that saltwater recreational fishing provides to the nation. The five senators recently sent a letter to the Senate Commerce Committee leadership requesting that the recreational fishing community's ...

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Fly fishing for women

I love when someone uses their passion for an industry to fulfill a gap they see in the market. I particularly love when that industry is boating. Last year, April Archer launched her own fly-fishing business, Sarabella Fishing, tailored primarily to women and girls. She designs customer fly-fishing rods made specifically for women and girls. The company’s goal is to empower more women ...

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Yamaha releases second ‘Fishing with Helm Master’ video

Yamaha Marine Group announced today the release of “Using a Cast Net with Helm Master,” the second short video in the new “Fishing with Helm Master” series that portrays real-world fishing applications and maneuvering capabilities of Helm Master, Yamaha’s fully integrated boat control system. In “Using a Cast Net with Helm Master,” Yamaha Saltwater Pro and Captain George Mitchell demonstrates ...

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New RBFF Fly Fishing Mystery Shopper Study provides insights for retailers

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) and the American Fly Fishing Trade Association (AFFTA) today announced the release of a new mystery shopper study that provides insights for fly fishing retailers. The study shows fly fishing retailers excel over general fishing retailers in certain areas and also identifies opportunities for improvement. The Retail Customer Experience Assessment: ...

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