WHO WE ARE
We are a 501-c3 non-profit organization that provides recreational fishing opportunities for all people physically challenged regardless of their age, race, gender, or disability. FHNB has grown into a National Organization with 27 chapters in 13 states, enabling thousands of individuals with disabilities to participate fully in this uplifting, morale boosting, recreational activity.
In the spirit of our FHNB National Organization, the Great Lakes Milwaukee Chapter provides an opportunity for those physically challenged with disabilities to safely fish Lake Michigan. The fishing season will be in full swing with a great opportunity for a chance to catch a memorable Chinook Salmon, Coho Salmon, Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout or native Lake Trout!
This event will take place Saturday, June 5th, 2021, at Lakeshore State Park, 500 North Harbor Drive on the north edge of the park. Access to the park is via Erie Street on the south end of the park east of the Summerfest Amphitheater. We recommend people drive to The Milwaukee Sail Loft - 649 E Erie St, Milwaukee, WI 53202. Outside the Sail Loft we will have a volunteer or board member who will direct participants and their supporters to nearby parking.
FHNB will provide:
fishing on the big water
experienced fishing captains
fishing licences for all participants
boats, bait, tackle, and adaptive fishing gear
all food/beverages and lunch
safe dock loading and accessibility
This year there is no cost to the event. The first 20 participants who sign up will be part of the event. 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
6:00 am - Check-in begins (or prearranged time with Fleet Director)
6:30 am - Boats cast off from docks
11:30 am - Boats return. Fish weigh in, boxed lunch 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. For details on how to join us, to learn more about Fishing Has No Boundaries in Milwaukee, please visit www.fhnbgreatLakesmke.com and email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks, and see you at the Lakeshore State Park!
FHNB Great Lakes Milwaukee Chapter
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.
"The generosity of FHNB makes it possible for me to continue fishing. I may have lost the use of my legs but I've learned through this organization the opportunities that exist on the water."
"Wonderful job with those kids that need us and people from various places all over the city. The thrill of watching someone catch a salmon is a real rush. I will definitely join your group as a volunteer."
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