Sponsorship – Youth Fishing

This partnership between Ashwaubenon Fishing Club and NAMI is open to all Brown County 6th – 12th grade students. This sponsorship is for any youth between 12 – 19 years old that could benefit from a fishing trip to promote wellness. Parents and friends are also welcome to participate with a youth referral. This is a diverse and inclusive club for all youth to feel safe and to enjoy

Fishing allows youth to get away from daily stress of school, workplace, and social media. In today’s world, mindfulness has been touted as a therapeutic technique or skill that allows for calming and relaxation, as well as potential insight into one’s experience through this process. By making fishing a mindfulness exercise, every person can increase the therapeutic benefit of escaping out onto the water or ice with this time-honored tradition, subsequently improving his mental health and well-being.

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Meet the Fishing Club Advisor:

Kevin Phillips is currently a Physical Education Teacher and Fishing Club Advisor at Ashwaubenon High School. He joined the Ashwaubenon School District in 2001.Throughout his teaching career, Kevin was the Varsity Basketball Coach at Ashwaubenon and Green Bay East High School. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree of Science  from UW-LaCrosse and a Master’s Degree in Administration from Viterbo University.

Away from school, Kevin enjoys fishing, hunting, cooking and spending time with his three children, Goldendoodle and his fiancé.

This Free program includes: All fishing equipment is included but students may bring their own poles if desired.

What you should bring:

Open water fishing: Sunglasses, sunscreen, hat, swimsuit, towel, bottle of water, and desired snacks

Ice fishing: Warm weather gear (Jacket, hat, gloves, boots) water and desired snacks


Do I need a license?  A fishing license is required for anyone 16 and over. Wisconsin Fishing License: The Complete Guide (Updated 2022) (fishingbooker.com)

Do I need to attend Ashwaubenon school to participate? No, it is open to all Brown County Students. Just fill out the referral card for more information.

What boat do they go out on for open water fishing? The fishing club uses a 22’ 621 Ranger fishing boat.

What type of fish do you catch while open water fishing? The fishing is usually done on the bay or river to catch perch and walleye.

When is open water fishing season? It is weather dependent but typically runs from mid-May into the first week of October.

When is ice fishing season? It is weather dependent but typically runs end of December – the first week of April.  

Where does the club ice fish? Various locations including the Bay, Shawano Lake, Lake Winnebago, and the Mississippi River.

Fill out this form for a Fishing Trip Referral –

    Open water via boat or ice fishing

    BoatIce Fishing

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    NAMI continues to partner with Brown County Community Treatment Center by sponsoring a free bowling event that runs weekly over the winter months (November – May). The fun event is designed for case workers and their clients to enjoy fun bonding time together and with others. This support allows people living with mental illness to enjoy some exercise and socialization in a safe substance free environment through a bowling league at Riviera Lanes.

    Studies have shown that physical activity and exercise may help to improve your mental health by reducing your negative mood, anxiety, and depression. These can even help boost your self-esteem or relieve stress. It’s also possible that your mental health may improve with bowling because the game can provide a distraction from your stress and promote social interaction.