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Get Hooked On The Outdoors

Need outdoor photography and writing?

Though Bill is recognized everywhere as "The Expert" on Lake Lanier, he has also become well-known as a writer and photographer. His byline and photography have appeared in numerous national publications including, Field and Stream, Sports Afield, Road and Track, Bassin', and North American Fisherman. He has been the Georgia Editor for Outdoor Life Magazine, Outdoor Editor for The Gwinnett Daily News and The Gwinnett Post Tribune, has often written in the Gwinnett Daily Post, The Forsyth County News, The Times (Gainesville), and others. He is also the Travel Editor for Lakeside on Lanier, and appears monthly in other outdoor and travel related publications nationwide and on the world wide web. Vanderford's efforts and love of nature have earned him more than 200 writing and photography awards from the state to international level.

Have a group to entertain?

Many companies and organizations have experienced Bill's wonderful charm and wit at their events. Bill has a natural gift of gab and with more than 40 years of experience, he is THE expert on Lake Lanier and Georgia's waters. Special arrangements can easily be made for corporate or large groups.

Looking for that special dinner speaker?

Whether conducting a fishing seminar, autographing his books or just telling yarns to a group of kids, Bill's story telling style will capture your audience within seconds and take them to the great outdoors.

Need an event to bring people into your store?

If many of your customers enjoy fishing, give them that something extra that your competition doesn't . . . an introduction to National Hall of Famer and Sportscar Racing Champion, Bill Vanderford. An outdoor clinic can be just the thing to make your special event something truly memorable.

Running out of Youth Group entertainment ideas?

Let Bill help get your youth group hooked on fishing and the outdoors. Bill's one-on-one clinic's and seminars can be just the thing to get and keep them interested in a great hobby or just might provide the path to the life of becoming a fishing professional!

Lake or River Real Estate Inspections

Bill's jet boat can travel in 3 inches of water, providing access hard to reach areas and giving you another prospective on property you may be considering.

Give them a "Hall of Famer"
Give them Bill Vanderford

Contact Bill Today For Your Special Needs

The Outdoor Writers Association of America (OWAA), the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW), the Southeastern Outdoor Press Association (SEOPA), the Georgia Outdoor Writers Association (GOWA), and others have awarded Bill with top honors numerous times for Daily Newspaper Articles, Magazine Articles, Color Photography, Videography and Black & White Photography.


Fishing has enormous social, cultural, and economic importance in American society, and is the second most popular form of outdoor recreation in the United States with swimming being first). Particularly for children, fishing provides an opportunity to learn about the environment and develop a natural resource stewardship ethic. Nearly 50 million Americans 6 years and older fish. A National Survey of Fishing, Hunting and Wildlife Associated Recreation estimated anglers spent $24 billion on tackle, equipment, food, lodging, and other goods and services related to fishing. These expenditures provided jobs for 1.3 million people and generated $2.1 billion in Federal income tax revenue.