Friday, April 15, 2011 at Fletcher’s Cove in Washington, DC.
Hosted by the American Fly Fishing Trade Association, the Jim Range National Casting Call provides the perfect venue to spend time on the water to experience first-hand the benefits of collaboration in fisheries management. The shad caught by National Casting Call participants are a fish conservation success story accomplished through partnerships that can serve as a model for fisheries nationwide.
The event spotlights AFFTA’s strategic and core partner, the National Fish Habitat Action Plan (NFHAP), a public/private collaboration working to protect, restore and enhance our waterways and fisheries across the country. The Jim Range National Casting Call provides the venue for NFHAP to honor exceptional individuals or partners who have demonstrated a commitment to fish habitat conservation, science, or education with the National Fish Habitat Annual Awards. During the event’s luncheon, NFHAP Board members will be presenting the nation’s “10 Waters to Watch,” some of the nation’s most promising aquatic habitat projects demonstrating the results of conservation efforts under the National Fish Habitat Action Plan.
The Jim Range National Casting Call starts with a morning on the Potomac with top fly fishing guides fishing for spawning shad. Onshore activities throughout the day include fly tying demonstrations, displays from some of the nation’s top conservation organizations and recognition of local students who have participated in shad restoration on the Potomac.
AFFTA members and by invitation only.
Please visit the Jim Range National Casting Call Web site for more information.