National Fishing and Boating Week, a national celebration of fishing and boating, is coming up at June 1-9. The best way to celebrate of course is to get out on the water! Take some time to create a memorable vacation for you and your friends and family on the nearest lake, river or coastline. Here are some great ways to take advantage of National Fishing and Boating Week:
• Free Fishing Days: Perfect for those who are new to fishing. Most states during National Fishing and Boating Week offer free fishing days that allow the public to fish without a fishing license. A full list of free fishing dates for each state can be found at http://takemefishing.org/
• Special events: Fishing derbies, regattas, boating demonstrations and festivals during this week are all over the country. You can call your local National Fish Hatchery or Fishery Resource Office and learn about the event nearest you.
• Kids’ activities: National Fishing and Boating Week encourages teaching, mentoring and passing it along. Plan activities for the little ones to enjoy. It‘s great opportunity for kids to learn about life and the importance of nature and aquatic resources. The lessons are learned and passed on between generations while sharing experiences around water. The fond memory could last a life time.
• Plan a Father’s Day outing: Today’s families are busier than ever. The annual National Fishing and Boating Week can be a fun opportunity to bring families together. Plan a trip on the water, surprise him with a wonderful day with the family. This gift idea is getting more populat over the years. To help you plan a special family fishing trip in June, visit the National Fishing and Boating Week website at www.
• Conservation through Participation: participation in fishing and boating actually helps fund efforts to conserve our natural waterways through projects such as fisheries research, habitat improvement, fish stocking, aquatic education and fishing and boating access facilities. Every time you purchase a fishing license or register a boat, you are helping improve the natural waterways you love.
• Safety on the water is always important. Take cautions and measures while enjoying the National Fishing and Boating Week is always a good practice.