New Jersey Division of Fish & Wildlife Kicks off HOFNOD program at Cheesequake State Park

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOver 40 volunteers from around the state of New Jersey attended the Future Fisherman Foundation Hooked on Fishing Not on Drugs training seminar held last weekend in Matawan NJ. The group spent 1 ½ days learning the fundamentals of teaching this legendary program to students. The group was also invited to listen to the long range program plans from NJ Division of Fish & Wildlife’s Jim Sciascia who is the Chief of Information and Education for the state. Mr. Sciascia gave the group an outline of where they would like to concentrate their funding and efforts as they build their HOFNOD program across the state. Read the rest of this entry »

New Jersey Hooked on Fishing Not on Drugs training set to begin on Saturday!

hofnod_logo07The Nature Center at Cheesequake State Park located at 300 Gordon Rd. Matawan NJ will be the site of this weekends Hooked on Fishing Not on Drugs training seminar!

Registered applicants will arrive at the Nature Center at 8:00am for check-in and our program will begin promptly at 8:45am. Read the rest of this entry »

Retailers can now help support the Future Fisherman Foundation!

suglassesPONCA CITY, OK. (February 4, 2013) — Outdoor retailers across the country now have another great way to support the Future Fisherman Foundation (F3) while earning a nice profit at the same time! Participating retailers can purchase an F3 Point of Purchase Fundraising Display for selling top-quality sunglasses and F3’s “Hooked on Fishing Not on Drugs” window stickers.  Read the rest of this entry »

Future Fisherman Foundation and New Jersey Division of Fish & Wildlife Announce HOFNOD Training

Logo final-girl-smallPONCA CITY, OK. (1/15/13) — Cheesequake State Park at 300 Gordon Road in Matawan, N.J. is the location of the next Hooked on Fishing Not on Drugs training seminar announced today by the Future Fisherman Foundation (F3) and the New Jersey Division of Fish & Wildlife.

The workshop dates are Saturday, Feb. 23 and Sunday, Feb. 24. The park is conveniently located off the Garden State Parkway about 35 minutes from Newark Airport. Restaurants and lodging are available in surrounding towns. Read the rest of this entry »

Future Fisherman Foundation Second Chance Auction Begins Thurs. December 13th

On Thursday December 13th the Future Fisherman Foundation will offer a “Second Chance Auction” for those who missed the annual event held just before Thanksgiving.

“With the success of our annual auction event, we have had a few additional captains come forward and offer some exciting trips to some great destinations,” commented F3 Executive Director, Mark Gintert. “Combine that with a couple of trips that we had left over and you have a terrific “Second Chance” opportunity to get a very nice Christmas Gift for that someone who is very hard to buy for,” added Gintert. Read the rest of this entry »

Future Fisherman Foundation and the East Carolina Council of Boy Scouts of America join forces

The Future Fisherman Foundation continues its quest to train qualified trainers in its legendary program Hooked on Fishing, Not on Drugs.

Camp Boddie, located at 419 Boy Scout Rd. in Blounts Creek, N.C., will be the location of the Future Fisherman Foundation “Train the Trainers” seminar on December 15th and 16th 2012. Read the rest of this entry »

Keeton Appointed to Future Fisherman Foundation Board

PONCA CITY, OK. (October 25, 2012) — Donnie Keeton of Warsaw, Ky. has accepted an appointment to serve on the Future Fisherman Foundation (F3) Board of Directors.

Mr. Keeton has been involved in The Bass Federation (TBF) for over 20 years, serving as the Kentucky State TBF President for more than 10 years. He also serves as treasurer on the TBF Executive Board of Directors. In addition to his duties as a board member, Mr. Keeton also will become the F3 Board Treasurer. Read the rest of this entry »

Future Fisherman Foundation announces second annual Online Auction!

Don’t miss the chance for a “Trip of a Lifetime”  while helping F3 “Ensure the Future of Fishing”


The Future Fisherman Foundation announced today that its second annual online auction will begin on Thursday, November 15 at 8:00 a.m. Interested bidders can go to and follow the links to the eBay non-profit auction site to bid on a terrific list of fishing trips from more than 30 states. The auction will close on Tuesday, November 20, so don’t miss your opportunity to get in on the action! Read the rest of this entry »

Frabill, Inc. Renews Support for the Future Fisherman Foundation

JACKSON, WIS. (October 5, 2012)—For more than 70 years, Frabill, Inc. of Jackson, Wis. has been providing trusted gear for freshwater and saltwater anglers, including a wide selection of landing nets, portable aeration systems, bait containers, bait care, bait traps and seines, and other fishing accessories. Frabill is also one of the world’s major suppliers of ice-fishing products such as portable ice-fishing shelters, ice-fishing rods and combos, tip-ups, bait containers and portable aeration. Read the rest of this entry »

Shakespeare® Supports Future Fisherman Foundation

COLUMBIA, S.C. (September 14, 2012) — Shakespeare®, a brand of Pure Fishing, Inc. in Columbia, S.C., has made a generous donation to support the youth education programs of the Future Fisherman Foundation.

“Shakespeare been a long-time supporter of Future Fisherman Foundation programs such as Hooked on Fishing — Not on Drugs and Physh Ed,” said Roxanne Coleman, Senior Field Marketing for Pure Fishing. “Through educational programs like these, F3 exposes America’s young people to the positive values of fishing. We wholeheartedly support the foundation’s efforts and wanted to show that through this donation. We hope the funds will help toward additional training opportunities for teachers and other youth aquatic volunteers.” Read the rest of this entry »

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