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Kids Need to Fish

The Fish America Now (FAN) Foundation exists to improve kids’ lives by teaching them how to fish. Through our kids’ fishing clubs, fishing blog, and network of certified fishing guides, we create a unique program for mentoring, educating, and inspiring kids to learn to fish.

Getting children and young adults outdoors and into fishing can be life-changing. Research has shown that kids who are introduced to fishing at a young age gain a love for the outdoors while living happier and healthier lives.

Teaching, mentoring, and fishing is a wonderful way to improve the lives of the next generation.

—Jimmy Mauldin, CEO and President

Jimmy Mauldin

Jimmy Mauldin
CEO/president


"Train up a child in the way he should go,
And when he is old, he will not depart from it."  Proverbs 22:6     

Latest Blog Posts

Fishing guides have a special love for the outdoors and pride themselves in the ability to teach others how to catch fish. They have a special love for young kids.

Use these freshwater fishing tips to get started on your exciting new hobby. 

Most sporting goods departments have quality, inexpensive rods and reels for beginners. Gear can advance with the skill level and interest shown.

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