BIG FISH EVENT
Saturday June 3, 2023 5:30 AM
South Shore Yacht Club
2300 E Nock Street Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53207
GREAT LAKES MILWAUKEE CHAPTER
"Bringing the pleasure of fishing to those physically challenged with disabilities"
There is no cost to participate in the Big Fish Event. The first 30 participants who sign up will be part of it. Each participant is allowed to bring one advocate with them. This event is supported by many volunteers, charter captains, and sponsors. This wouldn't be possible without them. FHNB Great Lakes Milwaukee Chapter says, "Thank you, see you on the water, and let's catch some big fish!"
Big Fish Event Schedule
5:30 am - Check-in begins (or prearranged time with Fleet Director Witt)
6:00 am - Boats cast off from docks
11:30 am - Boats return. Fish weigh in, lunch and ceremony to follow.
Volunteers actively plan the event, guide and assist participants on/off watercraft, cook, clean fish, and handle logistics. We would love more volunteers, support, and sponsors.
To provide recreational fishing opportunities for all anglers physically challenged regardless of their age, race, gender, or disability.
To create a public awareness of the problems facing persons with disabilities and the shortfall of recreational opportunities. To be a resource for information that promotes research and development of adaptive fishing equipment and accessibility.
To help fulfill the needs of participants for independence, positive self image and genuine feeling of accomplishment. To enhance the lives of participants with camaraderie and lasting friendships thru FHNB events.
To enhance the lives of participants with camaraderie and lasting friendships thru FHNB events. We believe through education, training, and the use of adaptive angling equipment, everyone is able to participate in the sport of fishing. "Most of us think that going fishing is as easy as a walk down to a lake. For over 56 million Americans with disabilities, it's just not that easy.
Fishing Has No Boundaries Inc., mission is to provide a positive fishing experience, education and social networking to people with disabilities.
"A celestial ceiling of clouds hovered over a radiant sunrise, as if heaven’s ethereal floor wasn’t too far aloft to reach. That slightly uncanny feeling lent my first indication this would be a special day. This luminous moment, pictured above, also blessed my three fishing companions, seen in silhouette, a few minutes before I even met them. So, I felt a quiet optimism even amid the slight chaos of the effort to get a variety of disabled participants, and their patrons (if they had one) matched up with boat captains and first mates.
The 501 3-C non-profit organization’s name, Fishing Has No Boundaries, * has both poetic resonance, for the most extravagantly intrepid of anglers, and a specific reference to enabling and empowering those who might not otherwise ever board a fishing boat, or handle a rod. It was founded in 1988 by a Hayward (WI) fishing guide after he broke his leg, and now has 18 mostly-Midwest regional chapters, but ranging from Colorado Springs to Cincinnati."
"I felt some of the respect for the great and small creatures of the watery world, whom narrator Ishmael eloquently honors in Melville’s classic novel Moby-Dick. So, my first meal of one of these freshly-caught creatures, grilled up that night, held an aspect of sacred ritual."
You Can Make a Difference
VOLUNTEER YOUR TIME
Show Your Support
Want to join our efforts but not sure where to start? Volunteer your time and join us. Volunteers actively plan events, guide and assist participants on/off watercrafts, cook, clean fish, and handle logistics. It’s a great way to contribute to our cause, and every little bit counts towards paving the path for a better tomorrow. Get in touch with us today for more details about how you can help. To volunteer as a Charter Captain or a sponsor please contact the Great Lakes Milwaukee Chapter at FHNBMilwaukee@gmail.com
MAKE A DONATION
Make A True Change
Our organization always appreciates the generosity and involvement of people like you, with every contribution going towards making Fishing Has No Boundaries an even better Non-Profit Organization than it already is. Don’t hesitate to contact us with your questions. Mail checks to FHNB Great Lakes Milwaukee Chapter: 6133 Washington Blvd., Wauwatosa, WI 53213
PARTNER WITH US
This is one of the simplest ways to help out our cause. We believe the best way for our initiatives to be successful is for the community to actively get involved. This is an easy and efficient way of contributing to the great work we do at Fishing Has No Boundaries. Get in touch with any questions about how you can partner with us today.
Get in touch with Fishing Has No Boundaries to learn more about our work and how you can get involved.
Board of Directors:
Richie and Eileen Jurgilanis