Fishing & Boating News

Join in the Fun of the 2014 First Ever KeepAmericaFishing Day

Go fishing on June 7, and you just might win one of many exciting prizes

by: Kathryn Powers, Director,

(Jun. 06, 2014 - Alexandria, VA)

Saturday, June 7, 2014 is the first-ever KeepAmericaFishing Day and is being held in conjunction with National Fishing and Boating Week. This is a day for avid and novice anglers alike to show their support of recreational fishing by getting out on the water. Anglers are asked to come to and share their experiences including photos and other highlights. Just by sharing, anglers are eligible to win prizes from KeepAmericaFishing and its partners.

"This is the inaugural year for KeepAmericaFishing Day and it's an exciting new venture for KeepAmericaFishing," said American Sportfishing Association Vice President Gordon Robertson. "Anglers everywhere should come to and share their fishing experiences anytime during National Fishing and Boating Week but especially on KeepAmericaFishing Day to stand united behind one of America's favorite pastimes ? fishing."

To encourage participation, KeepAmericaFishing and its partners are offering a myriad of prizes from decals to rod and reel combos just for participating. The biggest prizes will be available on June 7, 2014, KeepAmericaFishing Day! On June 7, go to to share your experiences and receive a prize.

If you're having too much fun on the water to remember to visit on June 7, you have until June 8, to post your photos and comments. Anglers may also download the Fishidy app on their mobile devices to capture and share their experiences directly from the water. Fishidy is KeepAmericaFishing's official mobile partner.

Robertson further noted, "We are honored to have some of fishing's most recognized brands on board for this campaign, highlighting the importance of anglers getting out on the water and supporting our sport. On June 7, get on out on the water and catch some fish. Then tell us about it on"

The first KeepAmericaFishing Day is supported by these companies and brands:

  • AFTCO Manufacturing Company
  • Coghlan's
  • Costa
  • Daiwa Corporation
  • Eagle Claw
  • Fishidy - KeepAmericaFishing's Official Mobile Partner
  • Frabill
  • Mystery Tackle Box
  • Okuma Fishing Tackle Corporation
  • Plano Molding Company
  • Rapala
  • Shakespeare

About KeepAmericaFishing
KeepAmericaFishing is the American Sportfishing Association's angler advocacy campaign. KeepAmericaFishing gives America's 60 million anglers a voice in policy decisions that affect their ability to sustainably fish on our nation's waterways. Through policy, science and conservation, KeepAmericaFishing works to minimize access restrictions, promote clean waters and restore fish populations. For more information or to get involved today, visit