Anglers for Clean Water

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Resources to inspire, educate, equip, and mobilize anglers across the Chesapeake Bay watershed to be advocates for clean water.

If sportsmen and environmentalists worked together, they would be invincible"

– Ted Williams, outdoors writer

Looking up at a fisherman from under the water. Octavio Aburto/iLCP

Safe Fish Handling

Approximately nine percent of bass released alive die, resulting in millions of dead fish each year. Do your part to increase survival rates by using best practices for catch and release.

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Fishing on Mattawoman Creek. Krista Schlyer/iLCP

The Zen of 'Careful Catch'

A little TFC (tender fish-handling care) goes a long way toward preserving all species for future anglers. In this Angler's Almanac article, John Page Williams urges, "Let's Be Careful Out There."

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Tools and tackle for practicing

Planning Ahead

One key to careful angling is planning ahead. Before putting a line in the water, decide what you will keep for trophy or dinner. Have all the tools and tackle necessary for properly releasing fish.

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Photo credits: (from top) Octavio Aburto/iLCP, Krista Schlyer/iLCP, CBF Staff

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