The FAF supports and directs a massive digital outreach program that reaches tens of millions of
potential new anglers and boaters each year under the “Getting Families Fishing” initiative.
Have you ever heard of the Future Angler Foundation (FAF)?
Some tackle and marine industry members have, but a surprising number can’t put their finger on exactly what this non-profit organization does. Fewer still realize the vital role it plays in growing recreational sportfishing and safe boating across the United States.
“This may be the most important recreational fishing and boating organization you haven’t heard about,” said the foundations cofounder and president, Patrick Neu. “The FAF was formed in 2012. We have teamed with educators, individuals and fishing and boating organizations throughout the country to expose potential newcomers to our sports by educating on how to catch fish, boat safely, and to be conservationists.
“We want to do more than simply grow participation,” states Neu. “We want to teach people introduced to angling and boating to be good stewards of the water.
FAF supports volunteers and organizations hosting angling and boating educational events. The FAF does not run these events; rather it supports the volunteers who host them by granting them no charge rod/reel combos, angling promotional items such as T-shirts with conservation themes, and angling educational literature.
Learn more about the FAF, join the organization’s mission or make a donation at www.futureangler.org.