For years I had heard about Fellowship Of Christian Anglers Society (FOCAS). I had heard professional fisherman on the Bassmasters show talk about their involvement in Focas. I had thought about seeking out the local chapter, but had never done it.
While at the Elmwood All Outdoor Show early last March I stopped at the Focas booth and talked to the guys from the local central Illinois chapter and took home their information.
I went to their next meeting in April. What a great group of guys. What a great combination of faith and fishing. At the monthly meetings they pray for and with each other, they have a devotional, they talk about fishing, and about their fishing tournaments, and they laugh and have fun.
The group in nondenominational and members attend many different churches in the area.
At the fishing tournaments there is a devotional and prayer before the early morning take off. Most tournaments are one day events held on Saturdays.
This year I attended most of the meetings and fished a few tournaments with the club. I am looking forward to fishing more tournaments next year.
If you are a christian and you like to fish, I recommend checking out your local chapter. Contact me if you want info on the central Illinois chapter.