Fishing and conservation

One reason to love fishing is the places it takes you. From Caribbean flats to Shenandoah tributaries, anglers are fortunate to experience remarkable and beautiful terrain where they fish. It’s through visiting and fishing these waterways that I’ve recognized the importance of protecting them.

Our founding goal at Fisher Guiding of accessible angling goes hand in hand with a desire for conservation. Preserving public land, water, and the game fish that thrive there is vital to ensuring the future of the fishing community and industry. Cleaner water means more fish in your home river, lake, or ocean. More fish means healthier local environments and economies.

By making it easier for novice anglers to find guides and go fishing, Fisher aims to increase environmental awareness. We believe when a new angler experiences catching a healthy, native fish, it makes them more willing to fight for that game fishes continued existence.

Inspired by that belief, I’m excited that Fisher Guiding is partnering with Trout Unlimited and 1 Percent For The Planet, two leaders in environmental protection.

For over 50 years, Trout Unlimited has paved the way in fighting for conservation and public lands. Their mission to protect and conserve coldwater fisheries and the trout inhabiting them has placed TU at the forefront in the fight against environmental and legislative challenges affecting fishing. As a member, we commit our yearly membership fees and public voice to help in the fight TU leads.

1 Percent For The Planet was founded by anglers Craig Mathews of Blue Ribbon Anglers and Yvon Chouinard of Patagonia. Through our partnership, 1% of all sales through Fisher Guiding will go to high-impact environmental nonprofits. Both organizations have a record of protecting our planet and preserving our wild spaces. We stand by their efforts to restore North America’s coldwater fisheries and their watersheds.

It’s in the best interest of anglers and the industry to preserve our diverse fisheries. More than ever, it’s up to us to protect clean, fishable water.

Here are some ways to get connected.