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Chicago No Limits Fishing is a program of Chicago Adaptive Sports,

a registered 501©(3) nonprofit organization.

 We are founded and operated by individuals with disabilities who have years of experience in boating and fishing and a passion for providing recreational fishing opportunities for all individuals regardless of age, race, gender or disability.

Our launch party was a huge success! Thank you to everyone who came out. We'd also like to give a special thanks our sponsors, volunteers, donors, and Black Barrel Tavern - we could not have made it happen without all of your support! 

Many thanks to the Cook County Treasurers Office for their continued  partnership and support!


Chicago No Limits Fishing is dedicated to providing opportunities for individuals with disabilities to experience fishing and boating on the Chicago River and Lake Michigan, utilizing a US Coast Guard Approved fully accessible pontoon boat at no cost to the participants.

The program will outfit all participants with a USCG approved personal floatation device and adaptive fishing equipment such as electric reels, rod holders, cuffs, etc. Trips will be between three to four hours for individuals that are just getting started in boating and fishing with longer trips available for more seasoned anglers.

The program works with community partners such as the Chicago Park District, Shirley Ryan Ability Lab and Special Recreation Associations in developing opportunities for individuals with disabilities of all ages and abilities to access the activity of fishing. 


Chicago No Limits Fishing is a volunteer organization with 100% of all donations going directly to programming, equipment, and operational costs. Our unique knowledge and experience enables us to understand and adapt equipment that meets the needs of participants.



Your donation will help us fulfill our goal of providing opportunities for all individuals regardless of disability to enjoy a day on the water and the opportunity to learn how to fish.


As a volunteer organization, we welcome individuals who would like to donate their time or efforts to support our mission.

Contact us at the phone or email listed and we’ll be happy to assist you in determining how you can help.


Dave Hanson 


Phone: (312) 287-0629


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