The Patriot Anglers are striving to build a strong community of anglers and supporters. The community is designed to use meetup.com to organize fishing expeditions, classes/workshops, and other events, to allow past participants, supporters, and patriots at heart to continue to fish, learn, and be a part of a of a support group on the water. The Patriot Anglers want to ensure that Veterans that use our services continue to have further opportunities to use fishing and the outdoors as tool to help cope with post deployment and service problems. Volunteer opportunities can also be found through the community for those that would like to give back.
Led by the community coordinator the meet up expeditions are free to attend and are on a first come first served basis when an expedition is posted. We do help with providing the use of fishing equipment and supplies when needed, and continue to teach while fishing with meet up participants. Expeditions are planned to take place throughout the Front Range and Central Mountains of Colorado. During the expeditions we chase a wide variety of sport fish using many tactics. Community expeditions are planned on almost a monthly basis.
Patriot Anglers, a 501 (c3) non profit corporation, was founded in 2012, when friends and avid fishermen Louis Chapman and James Anderson realized what a positive impact outdoor recreation had on their mental health and well being.Members of the military themselves, they had firsthand knowledge of the toll military life can take on those who serve, and they wanted to share the benefits they had experienced being outdoors with other service members and their families. With a few of their friends and fellow veterans, they began taking military families on fishing trips in the majestic Colorado Rockies. Patriot Anglers has since grown to include a dedicated and passionate staff and Board, comprised of members of the military, veterans and military family members.Patriot Anglers is currently hosting multiple fishing trips per month, year round, including facilitating the fishing activity for Project Sanctuary’s military family retreats.