Sure, We Enjoy Fishing... but, we also like other recreational activities that depend on the conservation of our lakes, streams, rivers, ponds, and creeks. Over the past decades, however, we have witnessed a steady degradation of many of the clean-water resources around us. Environmental hazards, such as pollution, abuse, soil erosion, and chemical run-offs, are just some of the culprits that effect the health and well-being of everyone who enjoys the recreational pleasures of the great outdoors

Our Mission and Objectives

  • To preserve and to promote the art of angling for sport in the state of Illinois
  • To encourage the preservation of ecological systems that support support fish, game, and other forms of wildlife in the state of Illinois
  • To promote and encourage the further enhancement and development of facilities to serve the angling public in Illinois

Board of Directors

  • Executive Director:
    • J.R. Black
  • N.I.A.A Officers:
    • Larry Benson
      • Vice President
    • Janice Hartman
      • Secetary
    • Jim Reed
      • Treasurer
  • Honorary Board Member(s):
    • Jack Beaupre
    • Dale Roy
  • Board of Directors:
    • Bob Anderson
    • Don Anderson
    • Bernie Benson
    • Jeff Enfield
    • Tyler Martin
    • Mike Norman
    • Barb Thomas
    • Sam Thomas

Our Stratergies

  • Improve water quality
  • Restore, protect, and enhance our natural resources
  • Support legislation that is dedicated to the preservation of clean waterways
  • Promote and support fisheries in Illinois
  • Improve and increase access to waterways for recreational pursuits
  • Restore, protect, and enhance habitats for fisheries
  • Keep local, state, and national governments in touch with our concerns
  • Support the Kankakee River Basin Partnership
  • Monitor organizations that evolve from the N.I.A.A.
  • Support educational efforts that extend the mission and objectives of the N.I.A.A.

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Corporate Sponsors

Thanks to our great Corporate Sponsors we can continue projects like: Kid's fishing day, Special rec. fishing day, River clean-up and more.