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Fishing for Change Foundation
Dec 11, 2018
Steve Brown
Fishing for Change Foundation

In 2005, Steve Brown, son of Lion Doug Brown, opened a salt water fly-fishing lodge on Jones key, off the island of Guanaja, 43 miles north of mainland Honduras. He had been a fishing guide on western slope streams like the Gunnison River and several of his clients followed him to Guanaja, an island devastated by Hurricane Mitch in 1999. He trained islanders to be catch and release guides and to operate the lodge and established a student program featuring writing, salt-water fly-fishing, and community service, including mangrove restoration. In 2017 he led an effort to open a new fishery at The Faraway Keys, 160 miles further east in the Caribbean, requiring helicopter access. This effort was documented in an award-winning film called “Beyond the Horizon”. Steve will show us the film and describe the expansion of efforts to assist the islanders by providing employment, housing, and access to health care through the “Fish for Change” foundation.