Lew’s High School Mach Fishing Program
Lew’s, a legendary rod and reel brand with a history of product innovation and “giving back” to the sport, is a proud supporter of high school fishing. Our support of school-sanctioned high school fishing clubs is intended to promote the fun of fishing as a healthy, wholesome activity that can be enjoyed for a lifetime.
It is also Lew’s intentions to ensure a bright future for fishing by stimulating conservation awareness and responsibility in today’s young anglers, since purchases of fishing licenses and equipment help fund conservation efforts.
Lew’s is committed to our youth, our fishing resources and the sport of fishing.
Lew’s promises to be an exemplary fishing industry mentor represented by Lew’s brands, products and actions to high school anglers by way of a dedicated high school fishing support program designed to heighten the appreciation for our natural resources and grow the personal skills, confidence and character of participating students.
The Lew’s High School Mach Fishing Program is a product grant initiative designed specifically to provide Lew’s Mach rods and reels at no charge in response to project-based applications as a way to nurture high school sanctioned fishing club activities to the benefit of their members, schools and communities.
This Lew’s high school fishing program is funded in part by a portion of the profits from the sale of Mach rods, reels and pre-mounted combos. Lew’s Mach products are tournament quality gear that has been designed especially with styling, performance and affordability in mind for today’s student anglers.
The Lew’s High School Mach Fishing Program makes it decisions for product grant awards based on application information that satisfies at least one of the following activities of focus:
- Growing the sport of recreational fishing
- Showcasing high school fishing as a valued educational activity
- Elevating the visibility of youth fishing in the local community
- Instilling conservation awareness through best practices
The Lew’s High School Mach Fishing Program is administered by the Future Fisherman Foundation (F3), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to "Ensuring the Future of Fishing." F3 receives compensation from Lew’s for its administration services which in turn helps support other F3 programs, such as "Hooked on Fishing, Not on Drugs."