“If something happened and the fishing world just disappeared—poof, gone!—I would still take these kids fishing. I’m not in it for the sponsors…I just wanna take these kids fishing and I want other people to see it so they can do it. Just to get something good out there.” — Chasten Whitfield, founder of Chastenation, on District of Conservation today. 

In Episode 149 of District of Conservation, Gabriella welcomes Chasten Whitfield. Chasten runs the charity, Chastenation, and is an up-and-coming tournament angler.

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Here’s her biography:

Chastenation was founded in 2015. Chasten is a 21-year-old angler who proves “it’s more than just fishing.” Her mission is to help kids of all ages, especially girls, become comfortable anglers while teaching positive life skills, thoughtfulness, doing what’s right for the right reasons, and choosing to stay active outdoors. It’s not about what you look like or outside appearance, what matters is what’s inside. She is actively working with some local tournaments to include kid divisions as well as girls/ladies divisions, all in hopes this will encourage more kids to fish as well as families to fish as “a family.” Chasten promotes conservation and helping to teach kids and adults fishing seminars. Join us to fish, learn, teach and give back; a reel girl can tackle anything.

Follow Chasten on FacebookInstagramTwitter, and YouTube. Learn how to support Chastenation here.


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  • Gabriella Hoffman

    Gabriella Hoffman is a Media Strategist and Award-Winning Outdoor Writer. She hosts the "District of Conservation" podcast and CFACT's original YouTube series "Conservation Nation." Learn more about her work at www.gabriellahoffman.com