Friday, October 22

the angler's pledge

The Recreational Boat and Fishing Foundation. Always a bit wary that these umbrella organizations are not just commercial/lobby fronts. Need to do my research. Anyhow the RBFF's' mission as stated is: implement an informed, consensus-based national outreach strategy that will increase participation in recreational angling and boating and thereby increase public awareness and appreciation of the need to protect, conserve and restore this nation's aquatic natural resources.
Is that meaningful conservation or an excuse to protect powerboat access to waterways... read further and decide. Anyway, Bassador clip might amuse, and like the fontwork.

The resulting homepage TakeMeFishing is pretty handy for the noobs. Links to all states' fishing regs, licenses, v basic how-to's etc. The "Angler's Pledge" (to introduce one new person to fishing each year) is part of RBFF's gig.
I, as an Anglers’ Legacy Ambassador, do pledge to introduce at least one acquaintance to fishing each year who has not yet had the pleasure of participation. To deliver a quality introductory experience by sharing my patience, skills, knowledge and equipment. To help the first-time angler understand, appreciate and value what fishing is all about. And I promise to do these things because I want to give back what someone once gave to me—the special gift of fishing.