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Founded in 1998, the Annapolis Chapter of CCA Maryland serves the greater Anne Arundel County area.   The chapter helps support two great local fishing tournaments, the Boatyard Bar and Grill Opening Day Catch and Release Tournament in April, and the Fish For A Cure in November.   The chapter meets on the last Tuesday of the month, and is always looking for more volunteer leaders to join in on the fun.

Many Annapolis chapter members also help shape our advocacy policies, improve local marine habitat, and help introduce youth to the outdoors.

The Annapolis Chapter fundraising banquet is held each April.

Please contact any of the chapter leaders listed below to find out more about how you can participate in the Annapolis Chapter this year.

Save the Date

Thursday April 19th, 2018
Annapolis Chapter's "Celebrating Conservation" Dinner & Benefit

Annapolis Chapter Team

Matt Baden

Chapter President


Matt is the owner of, an online store for all your light tackle fishing needs for our region. Matt has multiple years of experience running Catch Photo Release Tournaments in our region. He founded the Mid-Atlantic Kayak Bass Fishing Series in 2012, and ran events across MD, VA, DE and PA until 2016 when he stepped down from the position. He was also an original member of the tournament committee with the Chesapeake Bay Kayak Angler, Inc. which hosts the largest kayak fishing tournament in the Chesapeake Bay. Matt is both an avid kayak and boat angler as well as long time supporter of CCA Maryland. Matt took over as chapter president in June of 2018.

Morgan Kupfer

Past President


Morgan Kupfer is a native of Annapolis, MD. Born and raised on the banks of the Chesapeake, he grew up with a shotgun in one hand and a fly rod in the other. His father had a huge impact on him growing up, showing him how each part of the Bay's ecosystem plays a vital part in the big picture. With a passion for hunting and fishing, conservation fell naturally right in line with the morals and ethics he has lived his life by. Morgan has a bachelors in biopsychology with a focus on environmental sciences and has worked closely with CCA Maryland since the day he moved back home from college. Now, as a husband of Bess the father of Lillian and Grayson, Morgan enjoys taking his entire family out to explore and learn what our precious Chesapeake ecosystem is and can be. Morgan is very proud to work with CCA Maryland, working on his fourth year as president of the Annapolis Chapter, to encourage learning and growth in habitat restoration, conservation and preservation of the treasure we have in our backyard for his children and the many generations to come. Morgan served as Chapter President from 2016-2018.

Mike Behot

Vice President

David Van de Kamp

Banquet Chairman/ Vice President

David is a native of Annapolis and a passionate sportsman. As a loving husband and father of two, David is dedicated to working to improve the health of the Chesapeake Bay watershed for future generations. He is proud to work with CCA Maryland to help support our mission.

Rachel Dawson

Vice President


Rachel Dawson is a native of the Eastern Shore of Maryland where she grew up hunting and fishing in and around the Chesapeake Bay’s Tangier Sound. She has a bachelor’s and master’s degree in environmental and natural resources policy, and has worked for major conservation and environmental policy organizations in Maryland and Washington, DC. Rachel currently lives in Harwood, MD with her husband, Zack and their two dogs, Banana and Magpie.

Kyle German

Vice President

Kyle German was born and raised in the Northern Baltimore area. He grew up fishing the Gunpowder River and the "big 3" reservoirs in the area. His family also owns a summer cabin on the Susquehanna River where many hours were spent mastering the art of not catching any fish. He has taken a lifetime of fishing acumen and applied it to the Chesapeake Bay for the last 16 years. Due to this love for fishing, and the outdoors in general, Kyle is happy to support in the CCA in all it's conservation efforts. He sincerely hopes you will as well! He has been in the financial services industry for almost 20 years and is the Managing Principal for the firm Neely-German Financial Services in Annapolis Maryland. He has resided in Annapolis with his wife Anne, daughter Peyton, and chocolate lab Toby for the last 16 years.

Shane Clift

Vice President

Shane was born and raised in Carroll County, MD but now calls Annapolis home. His passion for the Chesapeake Bay started from a young age when he would visit his grandparent's shore house outside of Cambridge almost every weekend. Some of his earliest memories are walking for soft crabs with his dad and fishing for Stripers and Croaker with his uncles. Since then he's been hooked, and enjoys light tackle fishing and crabbing from his kayak and skiff. Shane is proud to help promote conservation and habitat restoration to ensure a bright future for our amazing natural resource for generations to come.

Annapolis Chapter Sponsors

Coastal Conservation Association Maryland