Welcome to Warrior Fishing

Empowering Our Military Community One Fishing Trip at a Time

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For those about to fish, we Salute you.

Warrior Fishing provides Active Duty, Retired and Military Veterans the means to fish for free.

Nestled in the heart North Carolina, Take A Warrior Fishing, Inc. (TAWF) is not just another non-profit. We are a dream realized, a commitment symbolized, and a salute to the indomitable spirit of our military community. As a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization based in North Carolina, our mission transcends traditional gestures of gratitude.

At TAWF, we merge the serenity of fishing with our deep respect for those who've donned the uniform, whether active, reserved, retired, or veterans. Through fishing, we provide moments of tranquillity, camaraderie, and joy to the warriors who've given so much. By collaborating with generous boat owner/operators, we ensure that every military personnel gets a chance to experience the joy of fishing – absolutely free of cost.

Because at the end of the day, it's not just about fishing; it's about giving back, sharing experiences, and casting lines of hope and unity. For those about the fish, we salute You!

What We Do

We organize free fishing tournaments, called Warrior Fishing, and offer the opportunity for Warriors to fish anytime and anywhere throughout the year. In 2024 we have three events planned, with two being in the Spring and the other in the Fall. The ultimate goal is to offer events throughout the State of NC, in both fresh and saltwater, and maybe expand to the SE United States. TAWF also offers a portal where the military community, living anywhere in the US, can submit their name throughout the year and be lined up with a fisherman that can take them fishing at any time.

Our essence lies in understanding the profound impact of a fishing trip — the peace, the camaraderie, and the shared memories. Through every boat ride and fishing event, we aim to offer a slice of relaxation and appreciation to our military heroes, because "Fishing Heals."

For us, every fishing trip is a tribute, every catch a story, and every warrior a valued member of our extended family.

What sets us apart?

Comprehensive Military Support

From Veterans and Active Duty personnel to Reserves and the Retired – we ensure every member of our vast military family is celebrated and supported.

Zero-Cost Fishing Experience:

Our commitment is steadfast: every warrior fishes for free. This is our token of gratitude for their invaluable service.

Year-Round Fishing Opportunities

Beyond our flagship events, we provide a portal for warriors to connect with enthusiastic boat owners. This ensures fishing adventures are not limited by calendars.

Expanding Horizons

Starting with Shearon Harris Lake, our vision is to span across North Carolina and beyond, reaching fresh and saltwater destinations throughout the Southeast U.S.

Community Building

More than fishing, we foster bonds. Warriors, boat owners, and volunteers come together, forging lasting connections and memories.

Support the cause with a donation!

Join us in connecting military veterans with boat owners for unforgettable experiences on the water.

Federal Tax ID: 92-1616747

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Sponsor & Help Cast a Line of Hope

At Take A Warrior Fishing, Inc., every fishing trip symbolizes more than just a day out on the water; it represents moments of tranquility, camaraderie, and heartfelt gratitude for our military heroes. But, to keep casting lines and creating memories, we rely on the kindness and generosity of supporters like you.

Why Donate? Your contributions enable us to:

  • Organize more fishing events across various locations.
  • Match military personnel with generous boat owners throughout the year.
  • Expand our reach, aiming for fresh and saltwater destinations across the Southeast U.S.
  • Uphold our commitment that every warrior fishes for free.

Every dollar you contribute goes directly into ensuring our military heroes get to experience the joy, relaxation, and connection that fishing offers. Together, let's cast lines of hope and gratitude for those who've given so much.

Federal Tax ID: 92-1616747

Sponsorship Levels & Details

Our Incredible Team


Dwayne Eury

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Ryan Glennon
Chief Operating Officer

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Max Dayton
Director, Warrior Relations & Services


Wayne Sherrodd
Director, Outreach & Partner Relations

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Peter Shandrick
Director, Boaters & Volunteers

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Chelsea Shandrick
Director, Warrior Events

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Tom Glennon M.Ed
Director, Corporate Relations



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