When: Oct. 21 and 22 — Check-in 7-8
a.m. each day
Where: Lake Pleasant
Who: Anyone, with any type of disability, is eligible to
What: Catch-and-release fishing! Fun time on the lake!
Not a competition.
Cost: $50 per participant. Includes one free
guest/attendant. Vets are free.
We’re excited to be holding our ninth annual event, and we’re
hope you plan to attend. Here’s how you can help us:
- Tell your friends — pass this info along to everyone you
- Let us know of any possible sponsors for this event.
- Become a member of FHNB, national organization (details at
You'll supply your own transportation to and from Lake
Pleasant both days, and a desire to have fun! Please arrive as
early as possible.
If you need bathroom help, please bring an attendant or
family member. Bring your own fishing gear, flotation device,
and rain gear, if you have them. Don't forget sunglasses and
We'll supply the fishing equipment, boats (mostly pontoon
boats), food, drinks, bait, hats, and guides. Fishing licenses
are not required for our event, thanks to Arizona Game & Fish.
This fishing event is unique because we will be going out on
the water, in boats, to do our fishing. If your disability will
require special care, we ask that you let us know how we can
best accommodate you, and we also encourage you to sign-up and
bring along a guest/attendant.
We will have volunteers at the event to help load and unload
the boats, prepare and serve the food, and help in many other
ways. If you know anyone who would like to volunteer, please let
Also, we are always looking for sponsors and contributors to
make this great event take place — please pass along our
information to people/businesses that might be interested in
We are not able to supply transportation to and from the
lake, so we ask that you make your own arrangements. Primitive
camping is available at the lake but will not be part of our
event. Please let us know if you have any questions.
Two reminders: This is a non-alcohol event. No pets or
We look forward to fishing with you!
For more information, visit
www.fhnbaz.org, write FHNB, AZ Chapter , 1416 E. Coronado
Dr., Tempe, AZ 85282, or call (480) 784-4096.
What is Fishing Has No Boundaries®, Inc.?
Fishing Has No Boundaries®, Inc. is an educational,
non-profit, volunteer organization whose purpose is to open the
great outdoors to all disabled persons through the world of
fishing. It introduces educational devices to aid the disabled
angler and creates an atmosphere of friendship and camaraderie
via people-helping-people annual fishing events.
Our Arizona chapter is one of approximately 17 chapters
nationwide, and our events take place at Lake Pleasant. In
addition to our extremely successful yearly events, the Arizona
chapter also has a unique outreach program where we take
disabled individuals, along with family members, out for a
one-on-one fishing adventure.
This program is offered free of charge. Additionally, we
often assist city and nursing home recreation groups to enjoy
Who is eligible to participate in Fishing Has No Boundaries®?
Any disabled person is eligible to participate in an event,
regardless of disability. There are absolutely no restrictions
as to type of disability, age, race, gender, state of residence,
or any other factors. All are welcome.
Most events have a maximum number of participants due to
limited space and the number of volunteers. We continue to
increase the numbers of participants as each event expands its
financial and volunteer base.
What type of help are we looking for?
We are a non-profit, volunteer organization requiring
donations, sponsors, grants, and volunteers to remain viable. If
you are interested in helping us in any of those areas, we would
be happy to hear from you.
- Volunteers are needed for help in all areas, ranging from
help with parking, loading participants into boats, preparing
food, setup and takedown of the facilities and just about
everything in between.
- Donations of money, goods or services will be necessary to
make this event possible. Our expenses will include fuel,
insurance, tent rental, sanitary facilities, food, beverages,
medical equipment, T-shirts, goodie-bags for participants, and
office expenses, to name a few.
- Sponsors will be an important aspect of our event. We are
looking for major corporate support, so we may continue to
expand this program each year. We’d also like sponsors who
could help participants by paying their $50 participation fee.
We plan to receive major media coverage for this positive
How can I get involved?
If you are interested in helping FHNB, AZ Chapter, please
contact chapter Chairman Don Price at
or visit www.fhnbaz.org.