The Recreational Fishing Alliance

Thanks to everyone who purchased raffle tickets for the 22′ Contender and helped support the mission of the RFA.  The RFA also thanks Contender Boats, Yamaha and Amera Trail for providing this amazing raffle prize.

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The winning ticket was pulled at the New Jersey Boat Show/Expo on Saturday, February 20, 2016 in Edison, NJ.  The winning ticket belongs to Charles Kirkpatrick from Kittery, Maine! Congratulations Charles!!!


 At the Recreational Fishing Alliance (RFA), we’re here to protect your right to fish!

Incorporated in 1996 as a 501(c)(4) national, grassroots political action organization, RFA is in the trenches, lobbying, educating decision makers and ensuring that the interests of America’s coastal anglers are being heard loud and clear.   Click here to learn more about what we’re up against, and why joining the Recreational Fishing Alliance (RFA) is so important when it comes to protecting your right to fish.

As your watchdog, RFA understands what recreational fishing is worth to you – we were founded specifically to represent recreational fishermen and the recreational fishing industry on marine fisheries issues on every coast, with state chapters established to spearhead the regional issues while building local support for the overall RFA mission:

To safeguard the rights of saltwater anglers, protect marine, boat and tackle industry jobs and ensure the long-term sustainability of U.S. saltwater fisheries.”

RFA was the first national, grassroots political action organization established to represent the rights of recreational fishermen and the recreational fishing industry as a whole on marine fisheries issues, and we remain the only one.  Click here to receive free RFA email alerts and bulletins (secured through Constant Contact)!

You’ll find unique articles about fisheries management written by and about some of the most recognizable advocates in the recreational fishing community, including Gary Caputi, Barry Gibson, Tred Barta, Jim Donofrio, Jim Hutchinson, Jack Holmes, Tom Hilton and more.

  • Go to our Contact Us section to learn more about getting engaged in an RFA coastal chapter in your area.
  • Be sure to Join us for just $35 a year so that your voice is added to the growing army of active and engaged saltwater anglers hoping to see more common sense incorporated into our national fisheries debate.
  • Shop around for t-shirts, hats and bumper stickers so that you can show off your RFA membership with pride while contributing to our political action efforts from coast to coast. 
  • Be sure to visit the Benefits section to find great deals available exclusively to RFA members nationwide, including special 50% off pricing on Hobie Polarized sunglasses.
  • Click on Supporters to get a look at some of the local and national manufacturers and various organizations which annually pledge support to RFA (be sure to contact us to see your group listed!)

And no matter what else you decide right now, at the very least click on one of the images below and get immediately engaged in the fisheries management process, either by signing up for free RFA email alerts through ConstantContact, joining the ongoing discussion and debate at RFA’s Facebook page, or by signing in to the RFA Twitter feed for regular messages pertaining to your right to fish.

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