The USAngling Confederation (USAngling) enters into the National Professional Anglers Association Non-Profit Partner  Program. A recently signed Agreement outlines the organizations’ shared objective of introducing youth to the joys of fishing and educating them on how to be ethical anglers and stewards of the environment.

NPAA Non-Profit Partner Benefits will provide USAngling great support in building awareness of USAngling Teams, Athletes, Competitions, Conservation and Community Programs.  NPAA members represent a range of anglers, from some of the most well-known names in fishing to weekend warriors trying to become more professional. The  NPAA is 100% here to serve USAngling and its members, including Athletes, Coaches, Ambassadors, and our Angler Education Programs. NPAA wants us to succeed in our chosen fishing professions, said Michael Brand, USAngling Youth Committee Chair and NPAA Member since 2013.

“Through passionate anglers and outdoor-oriented organizations, the education and outreach that USAngling and the NPAA members contribute help to  grow future participation in sportfishing, one smile at a time.” said Michael Brand. “For many of us, fishing is part of our culture, but that might not be the case for everyone. Not all youth have someone to show them how much fun fishing can be.  Through education and outreach, we bring young and old, urban and rural, male and female in various ethnic cultures the joys of fishing. “ Brand added.

The NPAA is proud to have a very substantial list of Partners that support our efforts as an association. A complete list of those partners can be found on the NPAA Partners page. NPAA partners include some of the best-known brands and organizations in fishing, as well as newer and smaller companies that want to network with our members. said NPAA Executive Director, Patrick Neu . Neu went on to comment, that, “Establishing meaningful partnerships with longstanding and reputable organizations like USAngling helps the NPAA support it’s mission to grow and protect  sportfishing.  Our partnerships allow us to bring a larger voice to our efforts to support angling and anglers whenever and wherever possible.”

The NPAA supplies our Non-Profit Partners with many benefits, such as press releases to our members, and promotion on the NPAA Website and NPAA News Page.  These messages will also be forwarded to NPAA Members, Industry Contacts, and Press Contacts when applicable on NPAA NewsBLASTS, (more than 5000 email addresses).  NPAA provides a link to USAngling website from NPAA Website Partner Page.

Stay tuned for more collaboration between the USAngling and NPAA as this Agreement begins to take effect.  Plans are in place for collaboration at major Youth Angler Education Day event this year.  The first is at the US Open Kayak Fishing Championship in Cookeville, TN on September 11th.  The Youth Fishing Education event will be held at Cane Creek Park.  Contact Michael Brand if you would like to volunteer or participate –