4 Opportunities to Connect with Take Me Fishing at ICAST

Representatives from the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) and our consumer brand Take Me Fishing will be in Orlando for ICAST 2022. Join us at one of the events below, or contact Bruna Carincotte for media inquiries and Rachel Auslander for partnership opportunities.


1. Explore a Take Me FishingTM First Catch Center with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources

Tuesday, July 19 | 10 am - 2 pm


Take Me Fishing and the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources will exhibit a Mobile First Catch Center during Super Tuesday's On the Water event and on the show floor at Booth #4861.


Equipped with everything newcomers need to try fishing, Take Me Fishing Mobile First Catch Centers and state fish and wildlife agencies bring hands-on fishing experiences and education to urban areas.


2. Connect, Engage & Network: Attend Shimano and RBFF's Women's Networking Event

Tuesday, July 19 | 4 pm - 6 pm


RSVP now to learn more about RBFF's consumer-facing brand, Take Me Fishing and its Women Making Waves initiative, supporting the growth of female participation in fishing and boating.


Engage in a facilitated discussion on key findings from RBFF's new research on female anglers. Listen to Camber Outdoors' effort on workplace diversity, equity and inclusion, and spend time networking with your peers. 


3. Lunch & Learn with RBFF and Southwick Associates

Wednesday, July 20 | 12 pm - 1 pm


RBFF's Senior Vice President of Marketing & Communications Stephanie Vatalaro and Rob Southwick, President of Southwick Associates, will discuss participation and retail trends within the fishing industry.


During this session, learn how your brand can maintain anglers' interest and explore the research and tools that will help your business thrive. 


4. Women Making Waves Happy Hour and Fundraiser with G. Loomis and RBFF

Wednesday, July 20 | 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm


Please join G. Loomis in support of RBFF and its Women Making Waves initiative in the G. Loomis Booth 2244.


Purchase a custom G. Loomis and Wave Makers Hydroflask for $20.00 at the Happy Hour to further support engaging more women in fishing and boating. 100% of the funds raised will be donated to RBFF to support their work to recruit, retain, and reactivate anglers & boaters.