Yankee Fisherman, Thursday, June 8, 2017

Fishing for shad, and supporting conservation with Rep Your Water

Fishing for an historic American fish, and merchandise that helps support conservation are among the topics on Yankee Fisherman on the HAN Network, presented by The Dock Shop, Thursday, June 8, at 1 p.m. at HAN.Network.

First will venture to the upper reaches of the Connecticut River in southern Massachusetts to catch the late stages of the shad run. The fish were hitting, and the migratory species just made news for another, environmentally encouraging reason, in New Jersey.

Then we will catch up with Garrison Doctor, founder of Rep Your Water, to learn how you can look sharp on the stream and support the conservation efforts of Connecticut Trout Unlimited by purchasing merchandise from RepYourWater.

Watch this week’s show below:

RepYourWater creates apparel and merchandise while making a difference for wildlife habitat around the country. By teaming up with Colorado Trout Unlimited early in its existence, RepYourWater has been able to contribute to the conservation of Colorado fisheries and set in motion what the company is today.

Rep. Your Water has now joined with conservation organizations across the United States, including the Connecticut Council of TU, as 1% partners. Rep Your Water distributes 10% of sales among those 1% partners, based on sales of designs to the Trout Unlimited chapters of Connecticut, Canada, Wyoming, Pennsylvania, the Southeastern Conservation Project and New Mexico; Backcountry Hunters and Anglers Chapters in Utah, Alaska and Montana; the Wild Steelhead Coalition and The Bonefish and Tarpon Trust to provide financial support for the protection of the natural world.

RepYourWater also donates 50% of the proceeds from the Bristol Bay, Native Fish Society and the WILD steelhead hats to the Renewable Resources Fund, Native Fish Society and Wild Steelhead Coalition respectively.  

The message to Connecticut anglers is, the more Connecticut merchandise you buy from Rep Your Water, the more money comes back for local conservation efforts.

For more information on Rep Your Water’s relationship with each non-profit, choose from the drop-down menu on its home page, repyourwater.com.

Yankee Fisherman, presented by The Dock Shop, airs Thursdays at 1 p.m. on the HAN Network. Previous episodes can be watched on demand or listened to as a podcast.

Yankee Fisherman is hosted by John Kovach, editorial director, host and announcer for the HAN Network. A native of New Jersey, Kovach has fished since his father first took him out as a child. Kovach fishes fresh and salt water, ties flies, dabbles in lure making and promotes conservation, including a leadership role in the Connecticut Council of Trout Unlimited.

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