Teach A Kid To Fish

True to its mission, the New York Sportfishing Federation continues to provide support, both financial and otherwise, for protecting and promoting the interests of the marine recreational fisherman, while helping develop programs which are designed to both protect and conserve the marine environment and fisheries in the area of the eastern seaboard.  In 1996, the New York Sportfishing Federation launched our Teach A Kid To Fish program (TAKTF) for the purpose of involving and educating youngsters (7-15 years of age) about recreational fishing. 

The TAKTF program produces a deep and enduring awareness of the importance of stewardship of marine waters, while helping provide a hands-on introduction to marine conservation issues such as protecting the marine resources from over-exploitation, using proper catch and release methods, species identification, sea safety and the observation of New York State DEC regulations.

Every summer now for the past several seasons, New York Sportfishing Federation volunteers have helped sponsor party boat fishing excursions for local youth groups.  In 2012, our goal is to sponsor three different Teach A Kid To Fish trips, from the north shore at Port Jefferson, the south shore at Captree, and the west end in Brooklyn. 

Check back on this page periodically as we post photos from these and past trips along New York water in which local children and adults both learned a valuable lesson first-hand Tell Me and I May Soon Forget; Involve Me and I Will Always Remember!