10 Ways to Celebrate National Fishing and Boating Week June 2-10

Published online: May 31, 2007 News
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With National Fishing and Boating Week upon us June 2 - 10, here's a list from BoatU.S. on ten ways to celebrate the week and inspire families and friends to head out for some fun fishing and safe boating:

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Go fishing for free:
In honor of this special week, many states offer one or more days where you won't need a license to go fishing. Go to http://www.Takemefishing.org/freefishingdaysbystate for a list of dates.

2.
Brush up on your fishing skills: From learning about fishing tactics, equipment and safety, to advice and stories from pro anglers, http://www.BoatUSAngler.com has all the right info to keep beginners or experienced anglers at their peak. Click on "Angler How-To's."

3.
Take a friend who has never been boating out for the afternoon: Inviting some non-boaters out on the water could hook you a new boating buddy. After you get back to the dock, send your friends to http://www.discoverboating.com or http://www.discoversailing.com where they can get a free DVD to get them started in powerboating or sailing.

4.
Take the "Angler's Legacy" Pledge: The pledge is all about ensuring the growth of recreational fishing. Go to http://www.Anglerslegacy.org for more information.

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Get "Hooked" Online: Need a little help finding fish? Do you want to attend a nearby tournament or go charter fishing? Localized fishing reports, charter and tournament information can all be found at http://www.BoatUS.com/angler There's even a list of fishing magazines just for your area.

6. Invite a child to go fishing and make it memorable:
After you go out, nominate them to the "Kids Fishing Hall of Fame," post a photo of them with their catch online for the whole world to see, or create a free "Certificate of Recognition" at http://www.Takemefishing.org

7. Borrow a kid's life jacket for free:
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