N.I.A.A The Northern Illinois Anglers Association (N.I.A.A.) is a nonprofit organization that was formed by individuals who are profoundly concerned about the ecological future of the waterways in Illinois.
All meetings are open to the public, and are the 4th wednesday of every month @ bbsc @ 7 pm except June it is always the 3rd wednesday at 7pm this year would be on the 17th . See Calendar for details.
- Upcoming events TBD
June 11, 2020
2020 Event Updates
Member Banquet and Auction
Normally held in early spring, this event is indefinitely postponed. More than 100 members attend this fund raising social event each year. Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois plan restricts gatherings to 50 people or less. Unless the rules are changed, it is unlikely that this event will occur in 2020.
Kids' Fishing Day
This wonderful event is scheduled on the first Saturday in April each year to coincide with opening day of the spring trout season. We have tentative plans to hold this event on the first day of fall trout season this year. More to come later as plans are solidified.
Kankakee River Fishing Derby
The Derby normally begins on the last Friday in June. As previously announced, it has been postponed as we wait for the Illinois Department of Natural Resources to be available to shock fish for tagging. We are making plans to start the Derby on the Friday prior to Labor Day (September 4) and end it on September 13. If the IDNR is not available to help with Shock and Tag Day at that time, we will still offer prizes for Big Board and Dollar Days, and are considering other ways to involve sponsors with additional prizes. Details to come later.
River Cleanup Day
This event is scheduled for September 19 and we currently see no reason to make any changes. Please make plans to join us as nearly 400 volunteers disperse along the banks of the Kankakee River removing 20 to 30 tons of trash every year. More updates to come as they are available. For additional questions, please contact Ken Munjoy at NIAA1979@comcast.net or at 815-508-1335.
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