I have to thank my brother-in-law Brent Scott for this episode. He introduced me to this week's guest, Glenda Curving. She was a joy to chat with and I hope to meet her out at Tellico sometime soon!
This is what Brent wrote of Glenda:
"Why Fishing Will Die If We Don't Fix This..." That's a hard-hitting title of a recent podcast episode by Salt Strong's Joe Simonds. If that's not an attention grabber, I'm not sure what is! Needless to say, it certainly grabbed mine.
In songwriting, there's a phenomenon we talk about where two writers in two totally different locations and even genres will grab the exact same clever idea for a song out of the ether at the same time and write two very similar songs. I'm not saying that's exactly what happened here, but as we were planning this series on the importance of introducing new anglers to the sport of fishing I noticed our friends over at Salt Strong were on a similar tack.
Angie Scott recently met up with the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation's Senior Manager of Strategic Partnerships Rachel Auslander at Media Day during the 2019 Geico Bassmaster Classic presented by Dick’s Sporting Goods. Rachel was on hand to answer any questions about the Take Me Fishing brand and initiatives, handing out press kits, research and information on the work RBFF is doing to advance fishing and boating participation. RBFF was also there sponsoring the Bassmaster Get Hooked on Fishing Kids area at the Classic.
You may recall back in July Angie chatted with RBFF's Director of Marketing Rachel Piacenza about their new women's initiative called "Making Waves." (Episode 18). On this week's episode, Rachel A. gives us some insight on the 2.0 version of the initiative as well as what RBFF's been up to in their efforts to grow participation in recreational fishing to 60 million in 60 months. Exciting stuff! Help support the cause by sharing about it on social media and more importantly, introducing someone new to the sport!
Ernest Hemingway once said, “The Earth is a fine place and worth fighting for.” If you're a person who enjoys things like hunting, fishing and other outdoor adventures you no doubt agree. You've experienced the amazing beauty of a sunset on the lake in the summertime or the serene peace deep in the woods as the early morning fog begins to lift.
As outdoorswomen, we're called to protect & improve the valuable resources that allow us to experience all the special moments that keep us doing what we love to do.