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Take Me Fishing Center Brings ‘Reel’ Fun to Boat, Fishing and Sport Shows Across the U.S.
2009 Tour Kicks Off in Baltimore & Louisville; Educates Visitors on Boating, Fishing & Conservation

ALEXANDRIA, VA (January 15, 2009) – The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) today announced that its Take Me Fishing Center will be featured at the Baltimore Boat Show, taking place Jan. 21 – 25, 2009 at the Baltimore Convention Center, and the Louisville Boat, RV & Sportshow, from Jan. 24 – Feb. 1, 2009 at the Kentucky Exposition Center. Designed to educate show attendees on boating, fishing and conservation, the Take Me Fishing Center will have something for all outdoor enthusiasts.

“Show attendees will learn about all the great boating and fishing resources available on and will be able to test their target casting skills,” said RBFF President and CEO Frank Peterson. “Avid anglers will also be encouraged to sign up for our Anglers’ Legacy program to learn how they can help preserve the resource by sharing boating and fishing with a newcomer.”

The Take Me Fishing Center will feature two main stations focused on the Take Me Fishing campaign and Anglers’ Legacy program. Each day, two individuals who take the Anglers’ Legacy Pledge on-site will be chosen to receive Voltaeus rod and reel combos, courtesy of Shimano. The Baltimore and Louisville exhibits will also feature the Fishing Hole Target Casting Mat, where anglers of all ages can test their casting skills and receive special giveaways.

In Baltimore, professional anglers Steve Chaconas, Grant Goldbeck and Pete Gluzsek will be on hand to demonstrate and teach casting techniques and to collect Pledges for Anglers’ Legacy. In Louisville, attendees can meet professional anglers Brent Broderick, Mike Del Visco, Bill Lowen and Sondra Rankin.

More information about the Take Me Fishing Centers, including a full listing of show locations and dates, is available online. If you’d like to set up a one-on-one meeting or interview in Baltimore or Louisville, e-mail RBFF Sr. Communications Manager Stephanie West or call her at (703) 778-5156.

About RBFF
RBFF is a nonprofit organization established in 1998 to increase participation in recreational angling and boating. RBFF helps people discover, share and protect the legacy of boating and fishing through national outreach programs including the Take Me Fishing™ campaign and Anglers’ Legacy™.

Stephanie West