Fish for Change is a refocus on who, how, and why we are fly-fishing
Connection – Education – Conservation – Exploration
Our mission is to use fly-fishing as a platform to make the world a better place by uniting a diverse group of students in wild fisheries where they engage in a variety of initiatives that promote Connection, Education, Conservation, and Exploration.
Fish for Change is a nonprofit organization that offers international fly fishing programs for a diverse group of students that carry out local initiatives, including mangrove restoration, teaching english as a second language, community art projects, trash clean ups, and more. Our goal is to create a generation of conscientious anglers who use fishing as a platform to change the world. Throughout the course of the program, students integrate with local communities and work together in local and global initiatives.
Connection is the heart of our student programs. Students from
around the world connect with one another in new environments. Relationships are
the foundation of our service projects and fishing.
Fish for Change students are immersed in all elements of education, as
both students and teachers. Students learn from guides, instructors, local officials,
scientists, and conservationists. Students also teach English in the local schools, and
pass on fly-fishing knowledge to local students. Students are constantly engaged and
growing in the hierarchy of education, in other words, becoming leaders.
Fish for Change students engage in local conservation projects
that produce real change in real time. Students work with local people on issues
including waste management, recycling-based community art projects, reforestation,
scientific research, and the protection of local fisheries.
Fly fishing is our lens for exploration. We study and practice all
aspects of the infinite world of fly-fishing, especially as it relates to the local area. In
addition to fly-fishing, students engage in other forms of local adventure tourism
including snorkeling, diving, paddle boarding, indigenous culture exploration, and