Fishing is an American pastime right up there with apple pie and baseball. Many of us can think back to treasured moments in childhood spent casting lines, but even if fishing wasn’t a part of your growing up years, it’s a sport that can be enjoyed well into adulthood. The Professional & Amateur Anglers Association was formed as a resource for both pro and novice anglers who have one thing in common – a passion for angling. Here, you can get tips on best practices for fishing, gear recommendations, information on licensing, and guides to the best local fishing destinations. Additionally, the PAA exists to protect the environment through conservation efforts and education. The enjoyment of the outdoors should never devastate our natural resources or wildlife.