National Fishing and Boating Week June 2–10

How will you celebrate?

ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 29, 2018 – The start of the traditional summer boating season also brings the annual kick-off of National Fishing and Boating Week, June 2–10, designed to highlight the importance of these two recreational activities. Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) has these five ways to celebrate:

  1. The next time you head out on the water, take someone boating, fishing or sailing who has never done it before. Let them experience the same fun you have aboard your boat.
  2. Find the time to teach someone how to run a powerboat, how to sail, or how to catch a fish. It’s an activity that can last a lifetime and keeps families together.
  3. If you don’t have a boat, offers some ways to celebrate the week and to get out on the water, as well as free fishing days (days you can fish without a license) offered by many states.
  4. Learn to Fish: Watch instructional videos and read tips from pros on how to cast, tie knots, and make fishing rigs at the “How to Fish” section.
  5. If you are new to boating, BoatUS has all the information you need on how to select and find a boat that’s right for you and be safe on the water at Or visit to learn basic boat-handling and fishing skills.

Celebrating more than 50 years, BoatUS is the nation’s largest organization of recreational boaters with more than a half-million members. We are the boat owners’ voice on Capitol Hill and fight for their rights. We are The Boat Owners Auto Club and help ensure a roadside trailer breakdown doesn’t end a boating or fishing trip before it begins. When boats break down on the water, TowBoatUS brings them safely back to the launch ramp or dock, 24/7. The BoatUS Marine Insurance Program gives boat owners affordable, specialized coverage and superior service they need. We help keep boaters safe and our waters clean with assistance from the nonprofit BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water. Visit

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