The Fishing Foundation (TFF) is open to anyone and any group wishing to spend time in the great outdoors fishing.   Consideration is given to underserved youth in organizations. Activities including:

The ABC’s of fishing

Advanced fishing tactics

Water and fishing safety classes

Water conservation

Fish identification and habitat

Time on the water fishing

Our instructors are certified fishing instructors under the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Passport to Fishing Program, competitive anglers, Ohio Department of Natural Resources staff, local experts, manufacturing representatives and volunteer anglers.

The Fishing Foundation provides everything you need to start fishing including rods and reels and bait either free of charge or at minimum cost.  Participants who prefer may bring their own gear.

Note: Anglers over 16 are required by the State of Ohio to have a valid fishing License.