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Kids Fishing Hall of Fame Launched
Fishing website highlights accomplishments of tomorrow's anglers

Posted Monday, September 18, 2006


ALEXANDRIA, Va. (September 18, 2006) — As the summer fishing season winds down, parents, grandparents and friends have a new way to share fish tales and photos of their favorite little anglers. The nonprofit Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation (RBFF) today launched the Kids Fishing Hall of Fame on the website. In the Hall of Fame section, parents can share their kids' fishing experiences with friends and family across the country and around the world.

The new section features photos and stories about kids who have gone fishing and caught on to a fun activity they can share for years to come. Recognizing kids' accomplishments on the water, no matter how big or small, the section encourages families to experience the fun of boating and fishing. Parents are invited to nominate their kids for the Hall of Fame by submitting a story and photo about time they've shared on the water.

"Today's young anglers represent the future of fishing and boating in the U.S.," said RBFF President Bruce Matthews. "It's important that parents take the time to get their kids out on the water and help foster a love of the outdoors. With that quality family time comes great memories, stories and photos, all of which can be shared with relatives across the country through"

The Kids Fishing Hall of Fame accepts submissions in four categories:

  • "The First Fish" captures the excitement and joy of the day every angler remembers — that first fishing trip.
  • "The Big Catch" recognizes kids who have had especially fruitful days on the water.
  • "The Best Fishing and Boating Buddy" is the place where stories are shared about great times on the water
  • "The Strange and Hilarious" highlights those unique stories that are told at family gatherings year after year.

The Hall of Fame also includes a certificate-maker that lets parents and kids create a memento of their special day. A certificate of achievement can be customized with information about the trip and/or the catch and printed out for hanging on a wall or posting on the refrigerator.

The Hall of Fame is easy to navigate and the submission process takes only a few minutes. All submissions are reviewed by RBFF before being posted on the site.

To explore the Kids Fishing Hall of Fame and learn more about fishing and boating, visit and click on "Family Fun" or click here.

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