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Fishing for Great Holiday Gifts

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (October 17, 2006) — Whether you’re searching for stocking stuffers, high-tech gadgets or even a new boat, is the place to find the perfect holiday gift for the fishing or boating enthusiast on your list.

The nonprofit Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation (RBFF) has launched its second annual holiday gift guide on its public service website, With everything from national park passes to environmentally friendly items and even fishing excursions just for women, the online gift guide makes it fun and easy to find a gift idea for every member of the family. And there are gifts for every budget, ranging from under $5 to over $1,000.

“For most of the country, the holiday season is a slow time for fishing and boating. But it’s the perfect time to get a gift for your favorite angler or boater,” said Bruce Matthews, president, RBFF. “It’s also a great opportunity to introduce children to these great activities with a gift and a promise to take them on the water once the weather warms up.”

Some of the fishing and boating gifts featured on the site include:  

  • Portable fish-finders that allow anglers to get depth readings no matter where they fish  
  • Environmentally friendly fishing tackle and accessories
  • Fun combo fishing packages for kids that include all they need for their next fishing trip
  • National Parks Pass that gives your whole family free admission to all national parks for a year  
  • Clothing, hats and sunglasses for the well-dressed angler

For the complete list of gift suggestions and prices, visit and click on the Holiday Gift Guide section.

In addition to offering great holiday gift suggestions, is the most comprehensive public service source of fishing information on the Web. Visitors can use the site to find all the information they need to plan a day on the water, including where and when to go, local access points once they get there, and what to bring. Also included is educational information on how to be safe and tips on how to purchase everything from boats to fishing gear.