NPAA Award Recipients

The National Professional Anglers Association (NPAA) awarded top honors to several members of the professional angling community at its 2020 conference last month. The awards were bestowed to one individual in each of the following categories: Member of the Year, Supporting Partner of the Year, Future Angler Educator of the Year. Lance Valentine – NPAA Member of the Year – Each year, the NPAA recognizes member contributions to bring awareness to the sport of fishing, enhancing professional skills, angling skills…

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Pat Neu Addresses Crowd

  The National Professional Anglers Association (NPAA) has a strong tradition in supporting new anglers of all kinds, whether youth, adult, or those re-introduced to the sport.  Through proceedings that aid student anglers at their annual conference, to backing for existing members to host educational clinics for all anglers, the NPAA is a leader in recruitment of new anglers nationwide. Perhaps the most influential of all such activities, is the annual Future Anglers Foundation (FAF) banquet held at each NPAA…

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Johnny Morris receives Award

The National Professional Anglers Association (NPAA) recently awarded top honors to several members of the professional angling community at its 2020 conference this January.  Among them, was a special category reserved for visionaries who have shaped the sportfishing industry’s past, present, and future.  This year’s honoree is an exceptional leader in the outdoors and conservation, as well as a household name and pillar of the angling world. Johnny Morris, who brought the crowd of several hundred angling professionals to its…

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      Forestville, WI -“The National Professional Anglers Association’s 2020 Annual Conference will go down as our best conference to date” according to Patrick Neu, the NPAA’s Executive Director. Neu went on to say, “Having industry icons like Johnny Morris share their passion and knowledge with the attendees made the conference an unforgettable event”. “We are extremely grateful to both Johnny and Mike,” said NPAA Board Chairman, Brian Bashore. “These men are truly driven by passion and not only…

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  Forestville, WI –“The planning is done, and the stage is set for an unforgettable NPAA Conference”, said Patrick Neu, NPAA Executive Director.  Neu went on to say that the “Driven by Passion” theme tells the story of the speakers and presenters at this content packed event.  For those who can’t make the event, the NPAA will live stream up to three of the featured speaker sessions on Saturday January 4th via the NPAA’s Facebook page and on the NPAA’s…

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