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For more information contact Communications Director Mary Jane Williamson, (703) 519-9691, x227.
The Sportfishing Summit is a Great Investment in Your Business
The Sportfishing Summit – being held October 10-13, at the Opal Sands Resort in Clearwater Beach, Fla. – is the only venue where people representing the entire sportfishing community come together to discuss a wide range of issues and events that impact our industry’s future.
In fact, all ASA’s members are encouraged to attend the Summit, including the board of directors and committee meetings, in order to gain a better understanding of how ASA staff and your colleagues work on your behalf.
The networking breakfasts, lunches and the Hospitality Suite also offer informal ways to discuss issues that impact your business.
You do not need to be a committee member or a board of directors member to attend the Summit.
Go to www.ASAfishing.org/sportfishingsummit to register, make housing arrangements and see the agenda and keynote speakers.
The receptions and Thursday night awards dinner are included in your meeting registration
2017 Sportfishing Summit
Make plans now for the 2017 Sportfishing Summit.
ASA would like to thank its generous members who signed on as Sportfishing Summit sponsors. Sponsorships are available.
With Clearwater Beach as the backdrop, the Opal Sands Resort and the nearby St. Petersburg/Clearwater area is a beautiful place to enjoy and explore.
Thematically, we want to continue to focus on growing participation in the sport.
ICAST 2017 Highlights
ICAST 2017 Was Bigger Than Ever!
From exhibitors to buyers to outdoor media, close to 15,000 people registered for ICAST, including 1,156 people from 73 countries.
Thousands of people were there to see the exhibits and products offered by 582 exhibitors in 1,982 booths on a show floor. Please mark your calendar now for ICAST 2018 being held July 10 – 13, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.
ASA would like to thank its generous members who signed on as ICAST sponsors.
From the show floor, to Super Tuesday events, to the State of the Industry Breakfast and the New Product Showcase awards, we’ve captured all the best moments of ICAST 2017.
The New Product Showcase provides unique visibility for the latest innovations in sportfishing gear and accessories.
More than 600 industry representatives attended this sold-out event.
Keep America Fishing
National Hunting and Fishing Day is an annual celebration but this year features a new twist.
B.A.S.S. Nation Chapters Keeping Waters Free of Old Soft Baits – Jackall Lures On Board to Assist with Their Efforts
Keep America Fishing, Jackall Lures and numerous B.A.S.S. Nation chapters around the country have joined forces to expand the ‘Pledge to Pitch It’ campaign.
Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation Updates
Great news for the fishing and boating industry: fishing participation is growing.