Welcome to Fishing's Future

State of Kansas Letter of Recognition


hello Shane, my name is Frank Gonzales.  me and my family were recently at one of your 

 family fish camp  and I was very impressed with you and your
volunteers.  I would like to... more

Tyler and I had an awesome time learning new things and we look forward to the next Fishing's Future event:) The memories made today will forever be cherished... I will definitely tell everyone I... more

Thank you card received read, "We will always remember these memories, thanks to you."

Pack 777 Cub Scouts

I wanted to thank Shane, Paul and all of the other master anglers for passing on their knowledge and helping children and families appreciate fishing and the great outdoors.

Your program today has caused me to reevaluate my priorities. Being a single parent and working full time is hard and sometimes I just cannot relate to my 11 year old. When my son caught his first... more

I want to thank you for opening up a whole new world for me and my son. I have lived in the area for 15 years and have never gone fishing or bought a fishing license. Last Saturday my son and I... more


Your Kid's Fish Camp yesterday at KOA on South Padre Island is causing me to go out and buy a fishing license. I was so impressed when we came home and my daughter spent the next two... more

Nate and I had a GREAT time this last Saturday !!! We must have learned something too!! Went out on Sunday morning and Nate caught a fish in only a few minutes. This is a GREAT organization!... more

Thank you soooo much for your organization and hosting the Family Fish Camp at Rancho El Charco today.

Today was my nephews first time fishing and they had a blast. They were excited about... more

Dear Shane,

Thank you and fishing's Future for helping me learn that fishing is fun. My grandma has been taking me fishing and this is my big red drum I caught yesterday.... more

Happy New Year to Fishing's Future!

Some of my best memories are fishing with family and friends. We were a family of five, with a small fishing boat and seven poles. We... more

Since your Family Fish Camp in the Flour Bluff area my grandson's interest has blossomed to new levels and interest in fishing. 

James is now an avid fisherman and we go every weekend.  His... more

My family and I attended one of these Family Fish Camps about a year ago, and we would like to thank all of the volunteers and staff for the great experience we had at the fish camp held in Adolph... more

Hi all

I am really remiss in sending this email.

The kid fishing camp on the North Fork of the Big Thompson was an outstanding event. Great teaching skills by some really patient... more

Good Morning Mr. Taunton, 

I read the article you sent to Sheri about the Fishings Future program and thought how wonderful it would be if our school district could adopt a similar if not... more

Thank you so much for hosting this event.  My three boys had a blast!  They learned a lot and each one caught their first fish ever and all together they caught 8 fish!  Other firsts: first time... more

Hi Phil --

I am beside myself as I sit here and listen to your radio show this morning!!  Normally I am working and have to listen to the Audio replay in the evening.....but I'm listening... more

Goodness, I never knew what I was getting into when I attended an Angler Education Certification Workshop at the Great Plains Nature Center in Wichita, in August of 2013. My main purpose was just... more


2016 Nationwide (CPR) Contest
Catch-Photo-Release for Youth Anglers

06/01/2016 - 08/06/2016
2016 CPR Contest Rules

Contest Opens June 1st, 2016
Check back in soon...

Lucky youth anglers could win dream vacation and much more!

Fishing’s Future National Catch-Photo-Release contest for youth anglers is not species-specific and is free for any youth ages 16 and under across the nation.

Contest requirements are simple.

  • Catch a fish
  • Photo it
  • Release it
  • Write about it

That's it!  And it's fun to do...

Forty (40) Weekly Winners - Four (4) randomly selected each week of the contest along with a Grand Prize, Second Place Prize and Third Place Prize Winner will be randomly selected at contest end.

Randomly selected winners will be drawn from all entries to receive prize packages courtesy of Fishing’s Future sponsors including South Padre Island Convention & Visitors Bureau, Schlitterbahn Waterpark & Resort, Berkley, BUFF® headware, HiSeas, UglyStik, Shakespeare, Plano, Tenkara USA along with many more.

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Make your own PCV Monofilament Fishing Line Collection Tube


In 2004 the first FAMILY FISH CAMP(FFC) was conducted to get kids and parents together outdoors. Today, FishingsFuture.Org is more committed to achieving this goal than ever before. After 10 years of conducting FAMILY FISH CAMPs (FFCs) and witnessing the profound changes in families, behaviors and environmental responsibility, through unique concepts like; parental inclusion, Leave-No-Trace philosophy, and environmental stewardship, Fishing's Future is growing and gaining national recognition. In 2007, Fishing’s Future was granted 501 c(3) non-profit status, and began an ambitious national initiative to draw children ages 6-16 and their families outdoors - to show them what they have been missing, and at the same time create bonds between children, parents and our natural environment.

Fishing's Future conducts FAMILY FISH CAMPs and other angling outreach events sharing the joys of fishing to new communities and families in all areas. A FAMILY FISH CAMP is a full day of education, fun, and excitement where Jr. Anglers and their parents learn the skills, knots, methods, rules, and techniques necessary to fish independently and then immediately apply those newly learned skills fishing during the last part of the FAMILY FISH CAMP. Fishing’s Future also conducts Family Fly Fishing Camps (FFFCs), Family Kayaking Camps (FKCs) and holds many other angling outreach events.

Fishing’s Future, now entering its eighth year as a 501 c3 corporation, will keep its sights set on the original initiative of changing the recreational habits of millions of kids and families across America – city by city, region by region, state by state. Check our “Upcoming Events” to see if we are coming to your community or contact us to schedule a FAMILY FISH CAMP or ask how you can open a Fishing's Future chapter in your area.