Celebrate National Boating Week

National Fishing and Boating Week is a celebration of fishing and boating, an event that highlights the importance of recreational boating and fishing in enhancing our quality of life and preserving our country’s natural beauty.

The event takes place June 2–10. Here are four ways to celebrate:

1. The next time you head out on the water, take someone boating, fishing or sailing who has never done it before. Let them experience the same fun you have aboard your boat.

2. Find the time to teach someone how to run a powerboat, how to sail, or how to catch a fish. It’s an activity that can last a lifetime and keeps families together.

3. If you don’t have a boat, TakeMeFishing.org offers some ways to celebrate the week and to get out on the water, as well as free fishing days (days you can fish without a license) offered by many states.

4. Learn to Fish: Watch instructional videos and read tips from pros on how to cast, tie knots, and make fishing rigs at the takemefishing.org “How to Fish” section.