Enjoy the Outdoors
Summer is a great time to enjoy the outdoors and spend more time in nature. Fishing and boating allow you to release stress, relax, and enjoy wildlife. Consider the health and wellbeing of yourself and others before traveling to your favorite fishing spot and Recreate Responsibly to protect yourself, others, and the outdoors.
THINGS YOU CAN DO DURING THIS WEEK
1. USE OUR INTERACTIVE MAPS
Find places to fish and boat near you using our Interactive Map.
2. LEARN TO FISH
Read our step by step guides and tips from pros or watch our instructional videos on how to cast, tie knots and make fishing rigs in our How to Fish section.
3. WATCH OUR VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE
Visit our YouTube channel to learn new knots, techniques, and get inspired for your next fishing adventure.
4. GET YOUR FISH ON
Free fishing days are a perfect opportunity for beginners to try out fishing for the first time. These are days – some states even offer free fishing weekends – where anglers can go fishing without a license. Check out the next free fishing days in your state, and consider taking a friend or family member who has never been fishing out on the water for the day.
Use the hashtags #GetOnBoard, #TheWaterIsOpen, #FirstCatch, and #GetYourFishOn and follow Take Me Fishing on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Pinterest.
5. MENTOR OR TEACH SOMEONE NEW TO FISH
During National Fishing and Boating Week, or the next time you go fishing, take someone new with you: a child, a relative, a friend. View Stories of other Mentors as they share their experiences taking someone new fishing.
6. CHECK OUT THE NEW ANGLER ACADEMY FOR KIDS
Check out the new Angler Academy for kids at home, which includes fishing games for kids, fish art and craft projects, and other activities. Contact us if you'd like to receive a free printed book of these fun activities!
7. SHARE THIS NATIONAL CELEBRATION ON SOCIAL MEDIA
Join others in sharing your favorite fishing memories, recent catches, and the joys of boating and fishing by spreading the word through your social media channels. Be sure to use #NFBW2022 and tag @take_me_fishing
CONSERVATION THROUGH PARTICIPATION
You may not know it, but participation in National Fishing and Boating Week events helps fund efforts to conserve our natural waterways. When you buy a fishing license you are directly contributing to state conservation programs including fisheries management, habitat protection and fishing education. A portion of all fishing and boating supplies , as well as license and registration sales, fund the conservation and preservation of our nation's waterways through a program called the Sport Fish Restoration Program. This means that every time you purchase a fishing license, fishing tackle, boat supplies, and register a boat, you are helping improve the natural places you love.
BENEFITS OF OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES LIKE FISHING AND BOATING
Fishing and Boating are fun, stress-relieving activities that you can enjoy with your family and friends anytime. Here are just a few reasons why you should get out on the water and start enjoying these activities:
- Connect with your Family: Family fishing is a great way for family members of all ages to connect and have fun.
- De-stress: Boating is ranked as one of the top 3 of all stress-relieving activities.
- Help Conserve: The funds from your fishing licenses and boat registrations go towards the conservation of our natural aquatic areas.
Getting a fishing license is easier than you think. Learn how you can purchase your fishing license online, types of fishing licenses, check state requirements, register your boat and more information.