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The Sportfishing Summit - ASA's Premier Networking Event

New Orleans Welcomes Us to the Big Easy

Please mark your calendar now for the 2016 Sportfishing Summit being held Tuesday,
October 4, through Friday, October 7, at the Ritz Carlton in fabulous New Orleans, La.

For more information about everything that New Orleans has to offer, please check out the website that the visitor’s bureau created just for us!

2016 Meeting Registration

The 2016 Sportfishing Summit registration will open in the summer. The meeting is being held Tuesday, October 4, through Friday, October 7, at the Ritz Carlton. The board of directors meets on Tuesday with a welcome reception for everyone on Tuesday evening. The committee meetings and the Summit sessions begin on Wednesday and conclude on Friday morning. There will be an awards dinner Thursday evening at the National WWII Museum.

Making Your 2016 Hotel Reservations

The Ritz Carlton has two options for housing accommodations - a deluxe King Bed a deluxe Double. Both rooms are both $209.00 per night.

Reservations by Phone

Please call (800) 826-8987 to make housing arrangements using the following codes, depending on your preference:
ASA Group Code - deluxe King - TYGTYGA
ASA Group Code - deluxe Double -TYGTYGB

Online Reservations

Click here for deluxe King reservations
Click here for deluxe Double reservations

2016 Sportfishing Summit Overview

Here is a general overview of the annual meeting agenda:

Tuesday, October 4 – The board of directors meets in the afternoon. There is also time before the board meeting to hold a committee or advisory group meeting. The welcome reception was so well-received last year, that we will hold one again this year.

Wednesday, October 5 - On Wednesday, our members and guests meet for breakfast and then we break out into our committee meetings. We meet for lunch and then move onto our afternoon general business sessions. The evening is capped off with a cocktail reception.

Thursday, October 6 - On Thursday, we follow the same general pattern as Wednesday. The exception is the annual dinner and awards presentations on Thursday evening. The Thursday evening dinner is being held at the National WWII Memorial Museum.

Friday, October 7 - On the last day of the Summit, the board of directors meets just before our General Membership meeting. During the General Membership meeting, the committee chairmen will give their reports. Breakfast will be included. At the conclusion of that meeting, the association’s members adjourn for another year.

Thank You 2016 Sportfishing Summit Sponsors!

The American Sportfishing Association extends its thanks to the following companies and agencies for their generous support of the 2016 Sportfishing Summit.

Click here to go to the Summit sponsor page. For more information on Sportfishing Summit sponsorships, contact Membership Director Jill Calabria, x234.

Premium - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Pure Fishing, Inc., USDA Forest Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Gold - Cabela’s Inc., and Southwick Associates

Silver - Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies, and National Marine Electronics Association

The sponsors are current as of May 2, 2016.


If you have any questions about the program, please contact ASA Communications Director Mary Jane Williamson,, or call 703-519-9691, x227. See you in October!

What to Expect at the Sportfishing Summit

Board of Directors and Committee Meetings
All meeting attendees are encouraged to attend the committee and board of directors meetings in order to gain a better understanding of how the association staff and the membership work to help ensure our business future.

General Sessions
Key players in the business world, our industry and fisheries conservation and management and policy discuss the most important issues affecting our livelihood.

Featured Speakers
Special guest speakers provide new ideas and practical information to help guide members’ business ventures.

Social Events and Networking Opportunities
Summit attendees can renew relationships with colleagues and friends in a low-key environment.

The 2015 Sportfishing Summit Highlights

The American Sportfishing Association's (ASA) 2015 Sportfishing Summit, the sportfishing industry's premier networking and business management event, was the largest gathering of industry representatives in the association’s history.

The Sportfishing Summit was held October 20-22, in St. Pete Beach, Fla., more than 200 people were in attendance of which 160 were from 101 member companies and organizations.

Check out the award recipients, the program book and keynote and featured speakers from the 2015 Sportfishing Summit held October 20-22, at the Loews Don Cesar Hotel in St. Pete Beach, Fla.

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