The Activist Angler is a new web site intended to promote and protect recreational fishing. Founder Robert Montgomery says that he saw need for such a voice in the wake of his coverage of the National Ocean Council and the threat that it poses to access on the nation's waters. "It allows the feds to tell us where we can and cannot fish in our oceans, coastal waters and the Great Lakes, with the door left open to move inland as well," said Montgomery, who covered the issue at ESPN Outdoors until that web site ceased publishing.
"We wouldn't lose our right to fish all at once. It would be death by a thousand cuts, one fishery at a time," he continued.
Access, invasive species, pollution, water wars, anything and everything that affects fisheries will be covered on the site, Montgomery explained, as well as news and information that encourages anglers to be activists and helps them catch more fish.
Montgomery is a long-time Senior Writer for B.A.S.S. Publications, focusing often on conservation issues. He also is the author of Better Bass Fishing, contributing editor for Stratos Magazine (an in-flight publication), and 2010 recipient of the prestigious Homer Circle Fishing Communicator Award. He serves on the board of directors for Recycled Fish, a conservation organization that encourages a life of stewardship.
Montgomery can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or through his web site, www.activistangler.com. He is soliciting content for the site, as well as advertising.