Pro Angler’s “Hook” is anti Invasive Species

Brooklyn Center, MN – Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers! (SAH!) is pleased to announce Greg Karch as the March Partner in Action.
As a professional tournament angler, Greg is the director of the organization “Learn 2 Fish with Us”. He has been working for the last 10 years to educate thousands of anglers, young and old, about fish and fishing. In 2008, Greg created his own seminar called, “Fishing Basics” which covers topics from safety, fishing presentations, casting and fish identification to how anglers can stop the spread of invasives with the SAH! Clean, Drain, Dry method.

Through his efforts he has educated over ten thousand anglers about aquatic invasive species (AIS) and how the SAH! Campaign can help protect lakes and rivers. Last year Greg held 23 fishing clinics and volunteered over 400 hours with his organization, National Professional Angler Association and the Future Angler Foundation. In June he will teach his 100th fishing clinic.

“Greg is proof that one angler can make a difference in growing the sport and protecting it for future generations,” said Pat Conzemius, Conservation Director of Wildlife Forever.


Professional anglers can make a huge impact on the actions of current and future anglers. Greg makes the conservation connection with every event teaching youth how to Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers!

“Thank you for this honor. I am truly dedicated to growing the sport of fishing along with protecting the great resources we have”, said Karch. To learn more please go to,

About Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers!:
SAH! is the internationally recognized public service campaign for the prevention of invasive species. Thousands of agencies, organizations, and groups have signed on to support partnership’s efforts to raise awareness through consistent marketing, messaging and outreach.

About Wildlife Forever:
Wildlife Forever’s mission is to conserve America’s wildlife heritage through conservation education, preservation of habitat and management of fish and wildlife. As the nonprofit conservation arm of the North American Hunting Club and North American Fishing Club, Wildlife Forever represents the conservation interests of 1 million members. Wildlife Forever is the operational lead for the national Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers! Campaign and also works to engage America’s youth through the State-Fish Art Program. Visit for more information.