Hooked on Fishing - Not on Drugs is an interdisciplinary, hands-on supplemental program for youth in grades K-12. This program provides youngsters with more than a "Just Say NO!" response to the temptations of alcohol and drug abuse.
Through the sport of fishing and active learning about the aquatic environment, both classroom and drug prevention objectives are met. The free program is adaptable to a variety of instructional settings and geographic locations.
"Hooked On Fishing - Not On Drugs" was developed by the non-profit Future Fisherman Foundation, an arm of the American Sportfishing Association.
"Hooked On Fishing - Not On Drugs" motivates students, stimulates learning, strengthens family and peer relations and engages students in a challenging activity in an outdoor setting.
The Division of Fish and Wildlife sponsors and serves as a support agency for the program in New Jersey and provides literature, films and videos, field trip destinations, fishing equipment, technical advice and trained facilitators.
Students in grades K-12
Division of Fish and Wildlife
Pequest Natural Resource Education Center
605 Pequest Road
Oxford NJ 07863
HOFNOD Brochure pdf.
Upcoming HOFNOD Training Sessions!
There will be a 2-day Hooked on Fishing-Not on Drugs (HOFNOD) training July 1-2 at the Johnsonburg Presbyterian Camp in Johnsonburg (Warren Co.). HOFNOD is an ongoing or year-round youth fishing, conservation and aquatic education program sponsored by the NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife.
For more information and the registration form, visit the Division's website.