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Hooked on Fishing - Not on Drugs

Hooked on Fishing Not on Drugs

Hooked on Fishing - Not on Drugs" (HOFNOD) is a national angling education program for youth and families. The program uses best management practices, public/private partnerships, and quality educational materials to effectively recruit anglers from all sectors of society who become responsible stewards of aquatic resources.

HOFNOD's mission is to promote and educate the public about the sport of fishing, thereby, increasing participation in fishing and stewardship of aquatic resources. Its main goals are to teach about fishing skills, benefits of fishing, aquatic ecology and conservation and keeping kids drug free.

This angling education curriculum is administered by the Future Fisherman Foundation. In Florida, HOFNOD is coordinated by the Florida Youth Conservation Centers Network of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

Training workshops include topics such as:

  • Teaching and Learning Fishing Skills
  • Conducting an instructional Fishing Program
  • Age-group Specific Activities and Lessons
  • Integrating the Curriculum to Education Goals
  • Teaching about Environmental Ethics and Conservation
  • Implementing and Expanding your Program
  • Resources Available for New Instructors

Workshops consist of didactic and hands-on activities and can be presented in one full day. Participants receive the HOFNOD Instructor's Guide, the Fishing Clinic Instructor Guide, Kids Fishing Books for the students, and other support materials.

For more information or to schedule a workshop please contact

Steve Marshall

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
or the Future Fisherman Foundation at (330) 993-0014.