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Pure Fishing Invests In Future Fisherman

Pure Fishing Invests In Future Fisherman

Columbia, S.C. (July 28, 2010) – Reading, writing, and arithmetic seem a bit passé. Students today study anything from engineering to Mozart to interior design. Even fishing and conservation are on the curriculum in public schools with the help of the Future Fisherman Foundation and a grant from Pure Fishing.

“Pure Fishing is actively involved with youth aquatic education,” said David Lund, Vice President of Marketing -The Americas. “We are dedicated to engaging the public in fishing and conservation education and programs. We believe it is our responsibility to recruit new anglers. Bringing fishing opportunities to high school and middle school students is one way to fulfill that mission.”

Recent studies have shown that if a person does not engage in fishing activities by the age of 18, chances are they will never develop an interest. The Future Fisherman Foundation helps public, private and charter schools incorporate the benefits and rewards of fishing, boating and aquatic conservation activities into their school curriculum. Training and resources are available to school-based programs for grades K-12.

“Pure Fishing’s generous donation will enable us to teach our curriculum to educators who want to incorporate youth fishing activities into their learning programs,” said Foundation Executive Director Keith Sutton. “It also will allow us to begin creating online training opportunities that give educators a head start at implementing new programs in their communities. Without Pure Fishing’s support, this wouldn’t have been possible. We’re very appreciative they’ve shown leadership in supporting youth fishing education programs throughout the U.S.”

Pure Fishing also is supporting the Foundation’s newprogram, which is designed to provide reasonably priced tackle for use by youngsters learning how to fish.

“Qualified educators who sign up for the program can purchase rods, reels, fly-fishing tackle, accessories and more from a portfolio of Pure Fishing brands that includes Shakespeare, Berkley, Stren, Pflueger, Mitchell, Johnson and more,” said Teresa Rodriguez, the Foundation’s Director of Education.

Students in classrooms across America are learning everything from fish anatomy to how to bait hooks thanks to the Future Fisherman Foundation grant program. And with support from industry leaders like Pure Fishing, next year more students will be heading to the pond for final exams.

For more information on the popular fishing tackle brands from Pure Fishing, visit

To learn more about the Future Fisherman Foundation go to

About Pure Fishing, Inc.
Pure Fishing, Inc. is a leading global provider of fishing tackle, lures, rods and reels with a portfolio of brands that includes Abu Garcia®, All Star®, Berkley®, Fenwick®, Gulp!®, Mitchell®, Penn®, Pflueger®, SevenStrand®, Shakespeare®, SpiderWire®, Stren®, Trilene® and Ugly Stik®. With operations in 19 countries and a dedicated workforce conversant in 28 languages, Pure Fishing, Inc. is part of Jarden Outdoor Solutions, a leader in developing outdoor and active lifestyle products and a subsidiary of Jarden Corporation. Additional information can be found at

About the Future Fisherman Foundation
Established in 1986, F3 unites the sportfishing industry and a nationwide network of state outdoor educators, national conservation groups and youth organizations dedicated to introducing America’s youth to angling and the outdoors. These efforts help people of all ages have safe and enjoyable fishing experiences that foster conservation ethics. Visit

Lindy Supports Future Fisherman Foundation

Lindy Supports Future Fisherman Foundation

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (May 6, 2010) – Lindy Legendary Fishing Tackle has joined forces with the Future Fisherman Foundation (F3) to help foster the sport of fishing for generations to come.

“Lindy believes in the Foundation and its programs, and felt that as a leader in the fishing industry, we should do our part to help introduce the next generation of anglers to the sport,” said Chris Gulstad, Lindy’s public relations manager.

To that end, the company is offering F3-accredited educators – including Physh Ed teachers, Boys and Girls Clubs, Boy Scouts leaders and Hooked On Fishing Not On Drugs leaders’ premium Thill Fish’n Foam and Round-A-Bout bobbers at significant discounts when purchased through F3’s new Tackle For Educators program. New for 2010, the lineup of colorful foam and plastic floats is available in a variety of shapes and sizes perfect for panfish and other youth-friendly species.

Lindy’s folding rod totes, each of which carries 4 to 6 rod-and-reel combos, also will be available through F3’s Tackle for Educators program.

“Thill bobbers and Lindy rod totes will certainly help our teachers as they give kids hands-on fishing experience,” said F3 executive director Keith Sutton. “Since its inception in 1986, the Foundation has provided fishing education programs for more than 1 million children nationwide. This wouldn’t be possible without the generous support of companies like Lindy and the customers who buy their products. Working together we can continue that tradition and ensure today’s kids are tomorrow’s anglers. That’s a goal worth striving for.”

To learn more about Lindy fishing products, visit the company’s website at Details on the Future Fisherman Foundation’s new Tackle for Educators program are available at

Established in 1986, the Future Fisherman Foundation unites the sportfishing industry and a nationwide network of state outdoor educators, national conservation groups and youth organizations dedicated to introducing America’s youth to angling and the outdoors. These efforts help people of all ages have safe and enjoyable fishing experiences that foster conservation ethics.

Future Fishermen Education Program

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Dear Teachers, Leaders and State Partners,

We hope the coming of spring has brought with it many fishing adventures for you and your students! We realize buying tackle for your education programs can be expensive. And we know it’s often difficult deciding exactly what to buy when there’s so much from which to choose.

The Future Fisherman Foundation (F3) wants to help you make the best selection of tackle for your program at the best price. That’s why we’ve started Tackle for Educators, a new program designed by F3 and its partners in response to requests from our teachers to assist in selection and purchase of must have items. After reviewing equipment orders placed in the past, discussing equipment needs with our state partners and analyzing program reports submitted as part of the Physh Ed and HOFNOD programs, our team determined the most requested and useful equipment items.

We then shared our list with our industry partners and asked if they would help us with a program to assist educators who are delivering long-term angling-education programs. Their response was enthusiastic. Each partner offered to provide special pricing and/or free shipping to help offset the price of ordering through this new program.

Criteria for Participation
To qualify for F3’s Tackle for Educators Program, you must be delivering youth education programs that provide severalopportunities for participants to fish over a period of time as opposed to a half-day or one-day special event such as a fishing derby. Although we value fishing derbies as introductions to fishing, these do not qualify for our program. Samples of eligible programs include:

School programs that include classroom lessons and field trips over the course of the year, semester or unit of study
After-school programs that meet on a regular basis
Community fishing clubs that host multiple trips over the course of the year or season
Camps that meet over several days or weeks

If you meet these criteria and want to learn more, visit our website and click on the Tackle For Educators button.
The information on this page courtesy of Future Fisherman Foundation

The Student Angler Federation – Promoting Education through Fishing!

The Student Angler Federation Promoting Education through Fishing!

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One of the fastest growing youth related movements across the country are High School fishing clubs!
The Bass Federation, the nation’s oldest and largest organized grassroots fishing organization, is leading the way with the development of the Student Angler Federation.

So what is the SAF? First of all, it’s a great way to promote education through fishing. Have you ever asked yourself, “when am I ever going to need to know this, or why do I need to learn that”? The objective of the SAF is to relate subject matter and basic principles of education to how anglers use them out on the water every day. Also, the SAF is aimed at getting students off the couch and back into the great outdoors by promoting the formation of fishing clubs and outdoor activities within the school. A byproduct of SAF efforts is the creation of competitive fishing in club tournaments and events between neighboring schools.

How can your school get started? The process is pretty simple. First, if you’re an educator or parent interested in starting a club, click on the link below for your application for the free SAF Packet. The packet includes a 15 minute classroom DVD, a sample copy of our club workbook, and detailed information about the SAF membership process, benefits, and dues.
If you’re a student, there’s one more step; meet with your principle or teacher to ask for a little help getting started. Then, you can apply for the same packet and be on your way by clicking the link below.

Why join the SAF? The Bass Federation has more experience and active fishing clubs than any other organization. We know it’s necessary to build clubs up from an organizational standpoint with vital components like insurance coverage, textbooks and experience in organized fishing events.

What’s the cost? The SAF is less than the cost to play nearly all “Stick and Ball sports”, such as Little League baseball. The benefits make it one of the best bargains in all of sports. The membership dues are $25 per student, and for that each club member, the club itself and any volunteer who participates in a club event are covered by liability insurance through the SAF.

Also, for each student who joins, we provide a workbook, a one year subscription to FLW Outdoor’s Magazine, and the opportunity to qualify and fish in SAF and TBF events across the country.

If money is an issue, we also have an excellent and healthy fundraiser, which will help students raise all the money needed to pay for memberships and any club expenses. Click on the fundraising link below to get started.

By now it’s pretty evident the SAF is without a doubt the leader in successful High School Fishing clubs and events for students.

To get started, click on the link below and we’ll get your free school packet on its way.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact the TBF National Youth Director, Mark Gintert, at any additional information or questions.

Get your free school packet by clicking this link:

Get information on fundraising by clicking this link: