The game not only lets users catch different types of virtual fish in five regions, but also teaches them important facts about boating, fishing and conservation.
In each region, users have the opportunity to answer trivia questions to upgrade their boat and gear. Answers can be found at www.TakeMeFishing.org.
The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation’s (RBFF) Take Me Fishing campaign is kicking off Catch A Boat 3.0, an online fishing tournament that includes a sweepstakes to win daily prizes or the grand prize boat, motor and trailer.[ Also Read: Sailing for a 30,000 Mile Solo Ocean Race ]
Beginning Nov. 29, boaters and anglers can take part in TakeMeFishing.org’s interactive game for a chance to reel in the grand prize Stratos fishing boat, provided by the North American Fishing Club (NAFC).
NAFC is also offering players a 30-day free trial membership, which includes a free issue of North American Fisherman.
Take Me Fishing teamed up with N’Gage, Rapala, West Marine, Plano, Gander Mountain and Ready2Fish for Catch A Boat 3.0.[ Also Read: Facebook Gaming Going Back to the Future ]
Each week one sponsor will dole out daily prizes (rods, reels, tackle, gift certificates and more) to those taking part in the game.
“With fishing season winding down in several parts of the country, we’re happy to help anglers stay involved with our exciting online game,” said RBFF president and CEO Frank Peterson.
“The next best thing to actually heading out on the water, Catch A Boat is ideal for anyone interested in the sport. It provides users the knowledge to be successful and gives them the opportunity to reel in great prizes from a wide range of industry partners.”
Catch A Boat will run for six weeks concluding on Jan. 10, 2011. To register for Catch A Boat or for complete rules and information on the sweepstakes, visit www.TakeMeFishing.org.
Visitors to the site can find everything they need to plan a day on the water while searching for thousands of places to boat and fish in the U.S.
RBFF is a nonprofit organization with the mission to increase participation in recreational angling and boating. It helps people discover, share and protect the legacy of boating and fishing through national outreach programs including the Take Me Fishing campaign and Anglers’ Legacy.