A big challenge for many R3 agencies and organizations is effectively engaging the next generation of anglers. One solution is Into The Outdoors, a new innovative program that’s giving the entire R3 community free educational media that connects with today’s youth and empowers kids to make decisions about outdoor pursuits in three ways: online media, television, and peer-driven classroom learning. This new program, Getting Families Fishing, has been created and distributed by the Emmy-winning Into the Outdoors Education Network through…

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  New board members bring a wide-range of experience and expertise    Alexandria, VA – June 13, 2019 – Four members of the American Sportfishing Association (ASA) were elected to fill two At-Large seats and two regional seats on the board of directors. Their three-year terms begin October 1, 2019. ASA is the national trade association that represents the sportfishing industry. At-Large seats went to: Charlie Davis, Category Director-Fishing, Plano Synergy – New board member Bob Hunter, Vice President of Merchandising – Fish/Camp/Marine &…

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ALEXANDRIA, VA (June 4, 2019) – More people than ever will have easy opportunities to experience fishing this year as part of National Fishing and Boating Week (NFBW), taking place Saturday, June 1, through Sunday, June 9. Take Me Fishing™, an initiative of the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF), is bringing the excitement of the sport across the nation with Off the Hook, a free pop-up fishing experience putting rods and reels in the hands of people everywhere. Family-friendly and…

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ICAST 2019, the premier annual event for the global recreational fishing industry, is scheduled for July 9-12, 2019 in the North/South Building at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) in Orlando, Fla. ICAST annually draws manufacturers, buyers and media from around the world to experience the latest innovations in fishing tackle, gear and marine products, as well new designs in apparel, sunglasses, coolers and other outdoor lifestyle categories. ICAST is produced by the American Sportfishing Association (ASA). ASA is a…

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METTAWA, Ill.  (May 17, 2019) – Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC) today announced that as part of the Company’s strategy to expand its presence and scale within the emerging and fast-growing boat club segment, it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Freedom Boat Club (FBC), the segment’s largest operator.  Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.   Freedom Boat Club, founded in 1989, is the largest boat club operator and the premier marine franchisor in the nation.  FBC and its…

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