Every year,more public access is lost,pollutants continue to
harm marine waters,and important fish stocks continue to be overfished - all of which threatens the future of sport fishing.
The tradition of localized fishing clubs is important and must continue.Such clubs serve a need
for groups of individuals,supplying a comraderie and focus designed for their stated purpose.
But over the past ten years,recreational fishing clubs have learned that much more can be accomplished
when they band together on important issues.Each spoke on a wheel is important,but the entire wheel carries the load.In Southern
New England, this "wheel" was formed through the efforts of the
Rhode Island Saltwater Anglers Association(RISAA)
In December,the Ocean State Surfcasters applied for affiliation with RISAA,and the RISAA board
of directors unanimously voted to accept this fine organization.
Although "new" by some standards,this four year old club already boasts over 200 members.
RISAA welcomes the Ocean State Surfcasters as the 29th group in the RISAA family.