Have fun, help a fishery, and possibly win some great prizes.
You can do all of that by participating in the 24 Hour Recycled Fish Fish-a-Thon presented by Berkley, set for Sept. 7 and 8.
Here is how Recycled Fish describes the event:
“You and your team (at least two people) agree to fish for 24 hours straight. Other anglers will be doing the same thing at different waters all across the country, all at the same time.
"Each team identifies a real problem facing their local waters, and then raises awareness and funds for the solution.”
If you’d like to participate, you should know you’re signing up for three things:
1. To fish for 24 hours straight, with at least one partner, document your catches with a digital camera, and then post them to the website later.
2. To raise money by asking people to sponsor hours that you’re fishing or creating other local fundraisers.
3. To raise awareness by talking to people you know and to the local media.
Weekly emails and conference calls leading up to the event help you know what to do and how to do it, and weekly challenges keep it fun.
Now, go get involved and make a difference for your favorite fishery.