Fish for Change uses fly-fishing as a platform to make the world a better place. We unite a diverse group of students in wild fisheries where they engage in a variety of initiatives that promote connection, education, conservation, and exploration.
The Fish for Change Abaco program brings life to the island of Abaco as well as to the students involved. Fish for Change Abaco provides students with an opportunity to learn about one of the finest flats fisheries in the world while also engaging with the community and environment.
Throughout the one-week course, students will be provided with the mentorship to enhance their angling abilities, connect with fellow anglers from different backgrounds, engage in hurricane restoration, plant mangroves, and continue to challenge themselves as growing leaders.
A centric focus of this program is exposing the next generation of Bahamian guides to fly fishing. Half the students in the program joining are from the states and half are from Bahamian islands. The group will collectively learn about potential career paths in the fly fishing space in a hands on environment.
Fish for Change Abaco will partner with three non-profit organizations during the week: Austin Serving Abaco, Friends of the Environment, and Bonefish Tarpon Trust. Austin Serving Abaco works to provide kids in the community with education and a sense of hope. Friends of the Environment works with local kids to teach them about conserving and protecting the ecosystem of the island. Bonefish and Tarpon Trust is the pioneer of flats species conservation and habitat protection. Students will also be able to experience the beauty of the Bahamas through activities such as spearfishing and diving the 3rd largest barrier reef in the world, learning local recipes and food harvesting techniques, and conversing with local people about their day-to-day lives.
Experiences throughout the course are used to inspire writing seminars and discussions between students and mentors. We hope to have you participating and growing with our organization.