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Arthur Algonas  1941-2014
7/24/12 We just got off the phone with his family.  He absolutely loved to fish  His family is requesting donations to made on his behalf.  You can pay using any credit card or Paypal using the link on this page.  You can also mail gift cards for Bass Pro Shop, Dicks Sporting Goods and Walmart.  We redeem the gift cards for kids fishing tackle.  We also accept personal checks and used fishing equipment.  For more information please call 954-600-3747 and ask for Mark.
 

 

TO JOIN THE KIDS FISHING CLUB... email kidsfishing@kidsfishing.org.  Include your name, phone, child(s) name, age and city of residence.  South Florida only at this time.  You will be added to our email list and will be notified when we have events to offer.   When you email please indicate if your interested in our club events or fishing school.

WE NEED USED FISHING EQUIPMENT 
We're looking for old fishing rods, reels, tackle and equipment.  We sell the equipment for top dollar on eBay and use the proceeds to buy all the tackle we need for our kids fishing program.  Items can be dropped off or shipped to Kidsfishing.org, 304 Indian Trace #532, Weston Florida 33326.  Our mailbox is in The UPS Store so drop-offs anytime during business hours are ok.  If you have a large quantity of items to donate please call to request a pickup.
 
GOT $250?  WE NEED A LOGO
We need a new kidsfishing.org logo for kids fishing t-shirts and our website.  Donate using the link on this page, or send the money to the online graphics company of your choice.  Just let us both know so know who to coordinate with. 
 
CONGRATULATIONS TO ANGLER OF THE YEAR ETHAN ROGGE
South Florida kids fishing has two top prizes. The "classic" and "angler of the year". The first one is a single tournament against the best bass fisherman in South Florida. The second one is all about performance over an entire season, over 8 tournaments with Broward County's Bass Fishing tournament series. It takes a special angler to win that one. This season, with all the turns, all the changes, all the obstacles thrown against these anglers, 10 yr old Ethan Rogge of Weston has been the man. Winning the angler of the year is huge. This is the one of those things that goes on your resume as an angler.
 
This is Ethan's second consecutive angler of the year award. I remember taking him fishing while he was still in diapers. At first, bringing him along was the only way my wife would let me go fishing. Eventually I realized that if it was Ethan asking to go fish then we could get out more often. I could have never dreamt him being at the top of this sport at 10yrs old. And what a way to honor the memory of his two grandfathers who lived to fish.  Ethan is the creator of kidsfishing.org!
 
 
OUR MISSION IS TO PRESERVE AND PROMOTE THE SPORT OF FISHING BY TEACHING KIDS HOW TO FISH
Our main focus is THE KIDS FISHING CLUB which hosts events around South Florida.  But we also work with the Boy Scouts and other organizations interested in kids fishing and provide consulting services to municipalities and organizations nationwide interested in starting kids fishing clubs.  
 
THE KIDS FISHING CLUB
We've participated in kids fishing tournaments and derbies all over our region and wanted to offer something different.  We aren't against competitions, fact is you will find my son participating in nearly every tournament in our area.  But along the way we've learned that competitive events are no place for children to go to learn.  We started The Kids Fishing Club to teach kids how to fish.  Each of our monthly events includes hands on education where kids learn how to cast, tie a fishing knot or identify different species of fish.  We keep every event fresh by always featuring a new type of bait, lure or technique.  We teach responsible angling, conservation and many other important topics.  Our events are not competitive and fun for the whole family.  Kids of all ages are welcome.  And yes, parents can fish!  Kids receive fishing rods and a tackle box to keep and we provide all the hooks, tackle and bait needed to fish.  Drinks and snacks are also included.  Events are $15 per child and parents can learn for free.  We meet once a month on Sunday mornings and choose a different park nearly every month.  As we how have over 1000 members we kindly request that you email with any questions or requests to join the club.  Unfortunately, we just don't have the time to take registrations over the phone.
 
TO JOIN THE KIDS FISHING CLUB PLEASE EMAIL kidsfishing@kidsfishing.org and include the parents name, cell phone, child's name and age, city of residence and how you heard about our club.  We will confirm receipt of your email within 30 days and you will be added to our email list and will receive notifications about our future events.
SPONSORS ARE NEEDED
As little as $100 can sponsor drinks & snacks or bait & tackle for a single event.  We are also always looking for products and gift certificates to feature our raffle which we feature at the end of every event.  Sponsors are to be listed on our website, event emails and flyers and should consider sponsoring our events as a means of advertising for your business. 
 
VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED
We need volunteers to help out at our events.  Anyone can volunteer but we are especially looking for high school students eager to earn volunteer service hours.
 
BOY SCOUTS / CUB SCOUTS /
We are qualified instructors for troops interested in earning the Boy Scouts Fishing Merit Badge, Cub Scout Fishing Pin and Cub Scouts Fishing Belt Loop. 
 
BIRTHDAY PARTIES / YOUTH GROUPS / CAMPS / RELIGIOUS GROUPS / ETC
Contact us if you are interested in hosting a family fun event just for your group. A kids fishing birthday party would be a blast for your guests.  We are available to teach your camp or youth group a few things about fishing.  Fishing is fun and a great way to bond with your kids. Call us for help with your next event.
 
START A KIDS FISHING CLUB
We work closely with municipalities and organizations all over the country that are interested in starting a similar program.  Please contact us if you would like our help.
 
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AS SEEN ON 99.9 KISS COUNTRY / WKIS
June 24th, 2012 - Thanks for giving us some airtime on our favorite radio station. 
VOLUNTEERS - We are desperate for volunteers to help out at our events.  Event volunteers are needed to bait hooks, untangle rods and helping kids learn how to fish. This is a perfect way to earn some high school volunteer hours but anyone is welcome to help out.  Events are a couple of hours long and usually held late in the day Sunday out in West Broward.  If you are interested please email and we will notify you when we are hosting an event.
DONATIONS - We have an ongoing need for equipment and prizes.  You can send a donation via Paypal or mail a Bass Pro gift card.  For smaller donations you are encouraged to purchase a Guy Harvey raffle ticket.

 

 

 

 

kids fishing club school supplies drive 2011

    
 
BACK TO SCHOOL - SUPPLY DRIVE - 2011
October 9, 2011 - Our first annual school supplies drive was a success!  We asked those attending our Kids Fishing Club event at Vista View Park in Davie Florida to bring school supplies. We collected over $300 worth supplies to benefit The Broward Education Foundation. The donated items will greatly benefit the students and teachers of Broward County Public Schools. Thank you to everyone that participated and helping to make a difference in our community. The Broward Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit. You may click here to view the confirmation letter pdf

 

Congratulations to our spokesman, Ethan Rogge.   On January 7th  2011 Ethan was honored with The Barnum Award for creating The Kids Fishing Club.    In conjunction to his award, Kidsfishing.org gave away over 60 free tickets to The Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus in Miami.  Click here for more information

 

 

 

 

 
THANK YOU TO FISH FLORIDA FOR THEIR GENEROUS SUPPORT
Help Fish Florida fund programs like ours by purchasing your Fish Florida specialty license plate.

 

 

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