Member Benefits

Member Benefits

Your Member Benefits

Bringing premier benefits to our members guides everything we do at the American Sportfishing Association (ASA). For more information regarding your membership, please contact ASA Membership Director, Kirk Ross.

Protecting Your Business Interests

The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) fosters strong relationships with Members of Congress, conservation and recreation partners and state and federal government leaders to ensure that sportfishing interests are well represented when policy decisions are made.

Advocating for Our Nation’s 46 Million Anglers

Keep America Fishing® — is the sportfishing industry’s angler advocacy program through which anglers can engage in advocacy, sign up to receive news and alerts about issues that impact recreational fishing and show their support by voicing their opinion. Keep Florida Fishing® is ASA’s Florida-based advocacy effort to help ensure that the “Fishingest” state in the union has clean water, abundant fisheries and access to both.

Business and Networking Opportunities

International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades (ICAST)
ASA produces the world’s largest trade show for the sportfishing industry. ICAST 2018 will be held July 0 – 13,in the North/South Building at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. This event annually hosts 15,000 representatives from the global sportfishing community.

Sportfishing Summit — ASA hosts the association’s annual business meeting and the nation’s leading sportfishing community networking event. The 2018 Sportfishing Summit is being held Tuesday, October 9, through Friday, October 12, at the Wild Dunes Resort on the Isle of Palms just outside Charleston, S.C.

Keeping You Informed

Through a wide-range of media outlets, ASA keeps its members and the broader sportfishing community up-to-date on issues, events and activities that impact recreational fishing and the industry.

  • ASA Insider  is a monthly e-newsletter, exclusively for ASA members, which is distributed by email at the beginning of each month.
  • ASA News is the association’s monthly e-newsletter that is emailed to thousands of members of the sportfishing community to keep them up-to-date and engaged in issues related to recreational fishing.
  • Policy Watch is a monthly e-newsletter, exclusively for ASA members, which includes the most up-to-date policy information impacting recreational fishing.
  • ASA’s websites provide a wealth of information about our policy and advocacy efforts, the trade and consumer shows, the annual membership meeting, sportfishing data and statistics, fisheries conservation and much more:
  • Social Media – Find ASA and ASA’s trade show and other programs on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Business Resources

With your business in mind, ASA brings value to our members by providing a variety of business services.