As rod builders, we know that the best way to share, enjoy and preserve our craft is not just by educating others on the benefits of custom rod building, but to also support and empower those individuals and organizations dedicated to protecting our natural fisheries.
If you think about it, the two are really mutually dependent upon each other.
It is within that context that Mud Hole is proud to be a major sponsor for the new University of Central Florida (UCF) Knights Chapter of the Coastal Conservation Association (CCA).
UCF’s fishing club, Reel Knights, has teamed up with the Coastal Conservation Association of Florida to create a Knight’s chapter of the association.
The Coastal Conservation Association is a non-profit that works to preserve Florida’s natural fisheries for the next generation through various proactive sustainability practices.
The organization held their first fundraiser recently, and Mud Hole was a major sponsor of the new UCF Knights Chapter and donated over $10,000 to the cause to help ensure their first auction got off to a good start.
On the fundraiser, the President of Reel Knights, Ryan Hullihan, says the event welcomed everyone.
“The banquet is for everyone, not just the people at UCF who fish. The CCA’s banquets are always a great time and all the proceeds go towards helping sustain Florida’s many habitats.”
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About the Coastal Conservation Association Florida Group
CCA Florida is a statewide, non-profit marine organization working in an advocacy role to protect the state’s marine resources and interests of saltwater anglers. Comprised of 28 local chapters from Pensacola to Key West, we support strong, resource-based law enforcement, access to the resource for recreational fishing, and strong and fairly-balanced fishery regulations to protect state and federal fish stocks.
CCA Florida is one of 17 state chapters of the Coastal Conservation Association. For more about CAA please visit ccaflorida.org.
About The UCF Fishing Club, The Reel Knights
Reel Knights has been UCF’s fishing club since 2006. We are a devoted group of sportsman who enjoy the outdoors and just being on the water, while staying actively involved in the UCF and greater Central Florida communities. Our Mission is preserving and promoting the sport to the next generation of fishermen and women at the University by giving students an opportunity to share their passion with others in a structured, and comfortable atmosphere.
Members of the UCF Reel Knights also have the option to try out for the UCF Inshore Fishing Team and The UCF Bass Team each year. For more information about Reel Knights please visit ucffishingclub.weebly.com.
About Mud Hole Custom Tackle
Mud Hole Custom Tackle, Inc. is the world’s largest supplier of tackle crafting goods – rod building, fly tying and lure building. A leading e-retailer and mail order supplier, Mud Hole has become the “go-to” and trusted supplier of hobbyists, small manufacturers and large OEM’s worldwide by offering superior shopping experience, rapid delivery and stellar customer service.
For more information on how to start building your first custom fishing rod, please visit mudhole.com.