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The Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame is the international headquarters for education, recognition and promotion of fresh water sportfishing. Our mission is to develop and maintain the Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame and its museum for the preservation and display of historical artifacts of fresh water sportfishing. We strive to conduct and maintain a program for the recognition of persons, organizations and institutions who have made significant and lasting contributions to the sport and heritage of fresh water fishing. We conduct and maintain a program for qualifying, compiling and publishing all fresh water sportfishing records. The Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame maintains a library that disseminates information and acts as the clearing house for historical and contemporary publications for the fresh water sportfishing industry. The Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame institutes programs to foster, maintain and improve our environment for future generations through promotion and education.

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2016 Inductees

2016 Inductees to the Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame!

Our Awards Committee meets annually in August to make their selections for the following year. Click here or on the photo above to view the photos of our various induction ceremonies for 2016.

2016 Enshrinees and
Inductees Are Announced.

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Fishing Hall of Fame
P.O. Box 690
10360 Hall of Fame Dr. Hayward, Wis 54843 Phone (715) 634-4440

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Hall Announces Youth Writing Program

Youth Writing ProgramHow many of you love to fish and would like to earn a little money writing about it?  You can do both by entering the National Youth Writing Contest.
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Induction List

Inductees List View the Awards Committee's biographies and photos.
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