I Am an Angler

We’re here to tell the stories of all anglers. From urbanites, to moms, kids, and even kids at heart. These stories are what make the fishing community even more wonderful, because the water is open to everyone.

Stories of Anglers

Welcome to Stories of Anglers, where we delve into the diverse world of fishing and uncover tales that prove this beloved pastime is for everyone and anyone. From empowering women finding their inner outdoorswoman to initiatives bringing urban youth closer to nature, each story showcases the universal appeal and transformative power of fishing.

Becoming an Outdoors Woman

A lot of magic can happen when 40 women get together to discover their inner outdoorswoman. After this three-day event, many of them realized their inner outdoorswoman was there all along.



Jon Skvarka created LOOP NOLA to give New Orleans youth the healing experience he had with the outdoors. Through outdoor activities, kids get to build confidence, social and emotional skills, communication, and an appreciation for nature.



When Chasten first took a young boy with spina bifida out fishing, she was hooked on helping others. Watch the inspirational story of Chasten Whitfield, Founder of Chastenation and learn how this young angler is dedicated to helping kids with disabilities get out on the water.


Nick Noorlind Rouner

Spinning records by night and spin casting by day—Brooklyn native, DJ, world traveler, and angler, Nick Noorlind Rouner, utilizes fishing as a means to stay grounded and demonstrates that fishing can occur wherever you find yourself.


Catching Feelings

Sandra Perez is a mother and grandmother, who loves seeing the look on her grandchild’s face as she passes down her love of fishing to the next generation. As social distancing becomes our new norm, more and more people are looking for ways to spend their time outdoors. For those who fish, there’s no better time to be out on the water reeling in their catch. For those who haven’t yet discovered the joys of fishing — well, it’s easy to learn. Take Me Fishing is hoping more families and individuals can bring fun fishing memories home this season. So go ahead and cast a line — we think you'll be hooked.


Fishing for Adventure

Join Victor & Nelson as they go fishing for the first time! In this video, they talk about their experience as beginners and learning how to bait a hook and how to cast.


Finding Your Zen

Join this group of friends as they go fishing for the first time! Learn how they fished, what they caught, and the experiences they are sure to remember for a lifetime.


Start your own Fishing and Boating Story Today!

Learn how to land your first catch along with other fishing tips and tricks by visiting our How to Catch Fish section.

Did you like these stories? For more inspiring stories, check out our Stories of Mentors video series.