Learn more about what ASA membership can do for you.
ICAST – World’s Largest Fishing Trade Show
Exhibiting at ICAST
Three days. Over 225,000 square feet of exhibit space. Thousands of top buyers and outdoor media.
New Product Showcase
Debut your latest innovations with a chance to win the coveted Best of Show award.
On the Water Product Demo Day
Demonstrate your latest fishing and boating gear for buyers and media in a real-world environment.
Network at Sportfishing Summit
Attend committee meetings, hear inspirational keynote speakers, and relax with evening entertainment all while enjoying fun and lively networking sessions.
Reports and Analysis
ASA members receive discounted access to the latest data regarding sportfishing participation, sales, imports/exports, media consumption and more.
Protecting Your Business Interests
Our staff of full-time government affairs professionals foster strong relationships with key decision-makers to ensure that sportfishing interests are well represented when important decisions are made.
Keeping You Informed
ASA keeps its members up-to-date on issues, events and activities that impact our industry through newsletters, press releases and action alerts.
Paying the Federal Manufacturer’s Excise Tax
If you manufacture sportfishing equipment, including private label goods, it’s most likely that you are required to pay a special federal excise tax to the IRS. Understanding the guidelines of what products are taxed and how to calculate your payments is not easy. ASA has a guide, available only to members, to help you navigate through the rules and regulations and keep you in compliance.
The politics of fishing transcend borders. No matter where your customers fish or what species they’re targeting, there is legislation pending that affects their access, seasons, bag limits and the gear they use. All of this can significantly impact the way you do business.
As an ASA member, you can influence how that legislation affects your business. As your partner, ASA has the tools to help.