SEPTEMBER 11, 2019

Coalition of Anglers to Collect Funds for Bahamas Relief

Double Haul for Dorian Relief

Anglers for the Bahamas
 

The devastation in the Bahamas is absolutely tragic and will have a profound impact on the islands of Abaco and Grand Bahama for years to come. An impact that will be felt by the fly fishing community for years to come as well. These fisheries, and the local communities that rely on them, are so familiar that many of us almost consider them home waters. And that’s why it’s imperative that we step up as an angling community and help our Bahamian fly fishing brothers and sisters in this immense time of need.

The American Fly Fishing Trade Association (AFFTA), Yellow Dog Community & Conservation Foundation (YDCCF) and Angling Trade have formed a single coalition to collect funds that will go directly toward relief efforts for those in our fly fishing family who have lost everything to Hurricane Dorian.

To-date, the Coalition has raised over $150,000 and has already paid for the delivery and logistics of three relief flights into Grand Bahama.

But there's so much more that's needed.

We are bringing the fly fishing community together in support of the guides, lodge employees and their families on Abaco and Grand Bahama islands. Your help will go directly to providing basic necessities to help these individuals and families survive for the near future (food, clean water, diapers, clothing and more) and to help them rebuild their lives for the long term. Money raised will not go to the repair or the rebuilding of lodges.

In addition to direct donations, we will be announcing a silent auction that will include guided trips from around the country, gear from a growing list of manufacturers and more. All donations are tax-deductible and will be collected through the Yellow Dog Community & Conservation Foundation, an established international 501(c)(3).

Please consider a donation - large or small. Every dollar will make a critical difference in the lives of our fly fishing family in the Bahamas.

Thank you in advance for your support.

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