MN-FISH Sportfishing Foundation & Coalition is a new 501c3 nonprofit organization formed to bring a strong, unified voice to St. Paul to represent the interests of Minnesota anglers and other stakeholders. The organization is exhibiting March 21-24 at the Northwest Sport Show in Minneapolis this month to share its mission, field questions, and solicit new members to the organization.
“Here’s chance to stop by and meet famed anglers like Ron Schara, Al Lindner and Babe Winkleman,” said group Vice President John Peterson, “and become a member of this exciting new organization that is already making a difference in St. Paul.”
Individual, club and benefactor memberships are all available, including free, 2-year Charter Memberships for individual adult and youth anglers.
“For far too long, Minnesota anglers have lacked a strong voice in the legislature or DNR to promote good fishing programs and policies,” said MN-FISH Foundation president Ron Schara. “Our goal is simple: to improve fishing opportunities in Minnesota and shorten the time between bites.”
With more than 10,000 lakes and 69,000 miles of rivers and streams, Minnesota is truly the “State of Fishing”. Recreational fishing in Minnesota supports more than 27,000 state jobs and generates a whopping $4.2 billion dollars in economic impact to our state’s economy, including $271 million annually in state taxes!