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Hooked On Fishing Not On Drugs

HOFNOD is the flagship education program of the national Future Fisherman Foundation.


Programs are designed for youth ages 5 and older. Parents, older siblings and anyone who likes to fish are encouraged to participate. Although being an active outdoorsman is a plus, it is not a requirement for volunteers. Anyone can take a child fishing or serve as their mentor. A love for children is the main ingredient for success.


Through this program, HOFNOD participants will:

  • Learn all the skills necessary to fish safely on their own in a variety of settings.
  • Attain the ability to teach others.
  • Adopt fishing as a wholesome pastime and be encouraged to enjoy it regularly with their friends and family.
  • Take an active role in conservation in their community.
  • Develop ethical attitudes about the outdoors.
  • Be empowered by a new, fun activity to develop positive lifestyles, such as creative decision-making, problem-solving, patience, and camaraderie.
  • Develop better communication skills.
  • Gain new confidence and find a new sense of respect and responsibility for themselves, their friends and family, and community.
A colorful poster for a kids' fishing tournament for ages 5-17, with free entry, lifejackets, and prizes. Event dates and registration info included.


Tuesday, June 11th

5:00pm - 7:00 pm

Tuesday, July 9th

5:00 pm-7:00 pm


  • Free Life Jacket for all participants to keep.
  • If your child attends all sessions, they get to keep their fishing pole.
  • Prizes (Valued at $150) will be given for the most fish caught and the biggest fish caught.
  • Food and Drink will be available at each session!
  • If you need transportation, please contact Ashley at 606-287-8113.

Location: Bryant’s Pay Lake 5780 KY HWY 587, McKee, KY 40447

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