For more than a decade, Captain Greg Karch, founder of Learn 2 Fish With Us, has been educating fishing enthusiasts of all ages through his unique seminars called “Fishing Basics” and “Ice Fishing Basics.”
At the time, he worked full–time at Thrivent Financial, but said he felt something was missing. That’s when he decided to blend his love for fishing and passion for giving back to the community to develop Learn 2 Fish With Us, a not-for-profit organization.
“It’s a very rewarding experience sharing my passion for fishing with others,” Karch said. “I’ve learned to be a better listener with youth and families, making our fishing workshops stronger and better than I could ever imagine.”
Greg said he is proud of how much the organization has grown since it was founded in 2006. With the continued support of Learn 2 Fish’s volunteers and sponsors, the organization continues to live up to its mission of “Growing the sport of fishing by educating and inspiring beginner and experienced anglers.”
As Learn 2 Fish continues to grow, Greg said his main priority is mentoring future angler educators with a passion for fishing and deep desire to give back to the community who he can mentor, and potentially, pass the torch to when the time is right.
“Learn 2 Fish is supported by great volunteers, led by a strong board and is really growing in the right direction,” Karch said. “While I have no plans of retiring from Learn 2 Fish anytime soon, I am actively looking for someone who can help us keep doing what we do best: teaching fishermen of all ages and skill levels the need-to-know fishing basics.”
To date, Learn 2 Fish has educated more than 35,000 anglers in Wisconsin and hosted over 250 free fishing workshops!