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  • International Game Fish Association (IGFA) Fishing Hall of Fame honored its 2017 inductees

    International Game Fish Association (IGFA) Fishing Hall of Fame honored its 2017 inductees

    The International Game Fish Association (IGFA) Fishing Hall of Fame honored its 2017 inductees at a ceremony held on October 28, 2017, the first event of its kind to be hosted at its all-new home within Johnny Morris' Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium, located next to Bass Pro Shops National Headquarters in Springfield, Missouri.

  • American Sportfishing Association names Glenn Hughes ASA President

    American Sportfishing Association names Glenn Hughes ASA President

    The American Sportfishing Association's (ASA) board of directors is pleased to announce that Glenn Hughes, ASA's Vice President for Industry Relations, has been hired to take on the role of President beginning April 1, 2018. The announcement was made during the board of directors meeting which convened today at the 2017 Sportfishing Summit, the association's annual business meeting, being held October 10-13, at the Opal Sands Resort in Clearwater Beach, Fla.

  • Distribution of Funding Applauded by Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies

    Distribution of Funding Applauded by Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies

    The Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies applauds Deputy Secretary Bernhardt's announcement about allocating much needed funding to state wildlife agencies and Native American and Alaskan tribes through the State Wildlife Grants (SWG) program and the Tribal Wildlife Grant (TWG) program. This funding helps address critical fish and wildlife needs by supporting species and habitats listed in approved state wildlife actions plans and encouraging key partnerships for wildlife conservation.

  • American Sportfishing Association Elects Board of Directors Members for 2017

    American Sportfishing Association Elects Board of Directors Members for 2017

    Alexandria, VA – June 28, 2017 – Four members of the American Sportfishing Association(ASA) were elected to fill two regional seats and two At-Large seats on the board of directors. Their terms begin October 1, 2017, and they will serve three-year terms. Last October, the membership voted to amend the by-laws and now ASA’s board members may serve two, three-year consecutive terms instead of three, two-year terms.

  • Shoaling has created hazardous conditions

    Shoaling has created hazardous conditions

    The Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, the famed 1100-plus mile coastal waterway stretching from Norfolk, Virginia to Miami, Florida, is getting "thin." Shoaling has created hazardous conditions in some areas with depths reported less than 5 feet – which reflects a remarkable 7 feet of water depth lost in the waterway's authorized minimum depth of 12 feet. The Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway Association (AIWA), a waterways interest group, recently gathered in Washington, DC, to ensure the Department of Transportation-designated marine highway M-95 is a top priority for Congress and the Trump Administration.

  • Race for Top Collegiate Angling Teams Highlights Three Schools

    Race for Top Collegiate Angling Teams Highlights Three Schools

    The Association of Collegiate Anglers has released the first rankings of the 2017 Cabela's Collegiate Bass School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia race, and it comes as no surprise to college fishing fans to see some of the top fishing schools in the nation holding the top three spots. With over four months and 12 events now completed, the Murray State University bass team has taken an early lead in the season long quest to be crowned the best fishing team in the nation.

  • 21.46 to Win Berryessa with 9-Pound Big Bass | Results

    21.46 to Win Berryessa with 9-Pound Big Bass | Results

    It took 21.46 lbs to win and this team anchored the win with a very nice Big Bass of 9.51 lbs.

  • 63 Pounds Two Days to Win Clear Lake

    63 Pounds Two Days to Win Clear Lake

    63 pounds to win Clear Lake TOC | Click for results

  • 36.88 to Lead Day One on Clear Lake

    36.88 to Lead Day One on Clear Lake

    36.88 to lead Day One on Clear Lake. Click for Results

  • American Sportfishing Association New Board of Directors Members

    American Sportfishing Association New Board of Directors Members

    Industry leaders bring talent, experience and perspective in addressing a wide-range of issues that impact the industry, recreational fishing and fisheries conservation

  • Recognizing 40 Years of the Legislation That Established U.S. Fishing Boundaries

    Recognizing 40 Years of the Legislation That Established U.S. Fishing Boundaries

    Tonight, recreational and commercial fishing representatives, Members of Congress, and key former and current individuals from the administration gathered on Capitol Hill in recognition of the 40th anniversary of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA), a first-of-its-kind piece of legislation that established a framework to manage domestic, federal saltwater fisheries.

  • Fishing Participants are Changing

    Fishing Participants are Changing

    National Professional Anglers Association members learned how to turn their passion into their profession at the organization's recent annual conference in Wisconsin Dells Jan. 8-10. They heard from numerous industry experts at dozens of sessions, including keynote speaker Mike Nussman, president and CEO of the American Sportfishing Association.

  • Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act Advances to Senate Floor

    Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act Advances to Senate Floor

    Alexandria, VA – The sportfishing industry applauds the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee for advancing the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2015. This bill, which will improve fisheries conservation and recreational fishing access throughout the country, has now cleared all committees of jurisdiction in both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives and now awaits action on the floor of both chambers.

  • Gulf Anglers Meet to Set Future Course on Red Snapper Management

    Gulf Anglers Meet to Set Future Course on Red Snapper Management

    Representatives from the recreational fishing community recently met for their second in-person meeting to plan strategies for addressing current and future Gulf of Mexico red snapper management challenges.

  • When it Comes to Understanding Fishing’s Customers, the Answers are Close to Home

    When it Comes to Understanding Fishing’s Customers, the Answers are Close to Home

    Alexandria, VA – January 7, 2015 – What does an affluent, young soccer mom in suburbia have in common with a farmer living along the Appalachians? An urban hipster with a retiree rooted in America’s heartland? A hectic, young professional with a family living on the outskirts of a metropolitan area with an empty nester who owns a vacation home in a resort area?

  • Sportfishing Industry Lists 2015 Top Recreational Fishing Advocacy Accomplishments

    Sportfishing Industry Lists 2015 Top Recreational Fishing Advocacy Accomplishments

    Alexandria, VA – December 15 – 2015 - Over the course of 2015, numerous legislative, public policy and advocacy activities occurred that will have a lasting impact on recreational fishing’s future. The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) today recounted seven of the top recreational fishing advocacy accomplishments of 2015.

  • Economic Contributions of Recreational Fishing by U.S. Congressional Districts

    Economic Contributions of Recreational Fishing by U.S. Congressional Districts

    Alexandria, VA –  - We’ve all heard that a picture is worth a thousand words. And that all politics is local. To this end, the American Sportfishing Association (ASA) and Southwick Associates released a report, Economic Contributions of Recreational Fishing: U.S. Congressional Districts, along with a series of one-page infographics, which depict recreational fishing’s economic impact on all 435 Congressional districts and the 50 states.

  • Will Politics Derail the Miami International Boat Show?

    Will Politics Derail the Miami International Boat Show?

    Not if we can help it! Elected officials in South Florida need to hear from you about why the Miami International Boat Show is important and valuable to Miami, the State of Florida and the marine industry. Take action now and sign the petition

  • Sportfishing’s Trade Show Receives National Award from Top Trade Show Industry Group

    Sportfishing’s Trade Show Receives National Award from Top Trade Show Industry Group

    Alexandria, VA – November 4, 2015 – For the third year in a row, the International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades, better known as ICAST, has been recognized by the Trade Show News Network (TSNN) as one of the fastest growing trades shows in the U.S. by square footage. Produced by the American Sportfishing Association (ASA), ICAST is the world’s largest sportfishing trade show, hosting more than 12,000 representatives from the global sportfishing community.

  • Sportfishing Industry Association Appoints Manager for the Keep Florida Fishing Initiative

    Sportfishing Industry Association Appoints Manager for the Keep Florida Fishing Initiative

    Alexandria, VA –  The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) is pleased to announce that Gary Jennings, a life-long, avid angler and boater, has joined the ASA staff as the Manager of the Keep Florida Fishing initiative. Jennings brings close to 20 years of experience in the fishing and boating industries to this new position. His tenure began on June 1, 2015.