Boating and Fishing

Take Me Fishing LogoTogether, The Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation (RBFF) and NRPA are bringing boating and fishing funding and resources to local park and recreation agencies through the Take Me Fishing™ initiative. Reconnecting kids with nature and engaging them in recreational boating and fishing activities is what Take Me Fishing is all about. 

Top Places to Boat and FishAmerica’s Top Family Fishing and Boating Spots Sweepstakes - Cast your vote!!

Take Me Fishing is on a mission to get more newcomers out on the water by identifying the Top 100 Family-Friendly Parks for Fishing or Boating in America. Vote for your favorite parks to get out on the water to boat and fish with your family in America’s Top Family Fishing and Boating Sweepstakes! Additionally, those who enter have a chance to win a family fishing adventure in Florida or a fishing starter kit! Votes can be made daily now through March 5, 2014. 

Become a "Where to Boat and Fish" Map Partner

A Map Partner will add the “Places to Boat and Fish” map onto your agency website. The map is an interactive and searchable map where anyone can find fishing hotspots, places to boat and points of interest in your community. Local merchants and businesses have the capability to add their information to the map along with anglers and boaters can add their personal fishing/boating hotspots.  The more data that is entered into the map the more useful the tool may become for your community. Watch how to add the map to your web site.

Boating and Fishing Resources

RBFF provides a vast amount of information separated by state. Some of them are:

In addition, NRPA created a resource guide to help agencies and organizations develop and sustain successful programs to engage thousands of youth and make boating and fishing and creating a new generation passionate about conservation and the outdoors.

For more information about NRPA's Take Me Fishing initiative or how to become a Map Partner, contact Colleen Pittard.