Follow Us:

About Us

Looking at Our History

Advocating for more fish, more anglers and more business

In 2013, the American Sportfishing Association (ASA) celebrated 80 years of serving the sportfishing community. We commissioned a series of stories about our association that commemorated those 80 years.

For more up-to-date information, please go to our archived newsletters and Member Updates, news releases and the current ASA News e-newsletters.

Please also visit to find the latest information about our advocacy efforts on behalf of our nation’s 60 million anglers.

For more information, contact Communications Director Mary Jane Williamson, or call (703) 519-9691, x227.

1933-2013: ASA's 80th anniversary

Click on the image to read the
80th anniversary publication
in PageView


A Culture of Camaraderie  (PDF)

A Voice of Influence for Sensible Public Policy (PDF)

A Network for Building Productive Relationships  (PDF)

A Catalyst for Business Profitability  (PDF)

A Promoter of Sportfishing Participation  (PDF)

A Leader in Fisheries Conservation  (PDF)

Milestones in Our History  (PDF)

New Horizons  (PDF)

80 Years of the American Sportfishing Association  (PDF)


1933-2008: ASA's 75th anniversary

A History of the American Sportfishing Association  (PDF)

Government Affairs History  (PDF)

The Association's Conservation Efforts  (PDF)

Encouraging People to Fish  (PDF)

A History of the World's Largest Sportfishing Trade Show   (PDF)

  • Learn more about
    how you can keep
    America fishing...
  • Keep America Fishing
  • Fish America Foundation

Help shape fishing's future