National Fishing and Boating Week
June 1-9

Get ready to make waves and reel in some fun! National Fishing and Boating Week is just around the corner, from June 1-9, 2024, and it’s the perfect time to dive into some water-filled fun. Whether you’re a fishing fanatic or a boating novice, this week-long celebration promises a boatload of activities that will hook your interest.

Did you know that over 50 million Americans enjoy fishing every year? It’s no wonder, with the excitement of feeling that tug on the line and the satisfaction of a great catch. Many states are offering free fishing days during this week, so you can discover the wonderful world of fishing and fish without a license. It’s an open invitation to everyone, from first timers to seasoned anglers. Gather your friends and family, pack a cooler and some snacks, and head to your local lake, river, or coastline, to enjoy a stress-free day of fishing.

National Fishing and Boating Week is also packed with opportunities to explore new horizons and different types of watercrafts. Whether you’re paddling a kayak, gliding in a canoe, setting sail on a Hobie, or cruising in style on a luxury yacht or speed boat, there’s something to spark an interest for everyone. With nearly 12 million registered recreational boats in the U.S., there’s no shortage of ways to get out on the water and experience the joy of boating. These activities highlight the versatility and excitement of boating, from serene paddling to exhilarating high speed rides and fishing adventures.

This week is not just about water fun; it’s also about raising awareness and caring for our beautiful waterways. According to the RBFF, 83% of Americans agree that outdoor recreation is important to their quality of life. Take the initiative to encourage conservation in your area by starting a local clean-up and/or creating activities for your family and community to learn about sustainable fishing practices. By respecting nature, we can ensure the enjoyment of maritime adventures for future generations.

So, dust off your fishing gear, check your watercraft for seaworthiness, and mark your calendars for National Fishing and Boating Week, June 1-9, 2024. Marinas, sporting goods stores, and your state Wildlife Commission office can offer more information about free events, educational programs, and Kid-friendly activities being offered in your area. It’s time to get outdoors and create some lasting memories!

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