Membership FAQs2022-11-30T20:47:11+00:00

Membership FAQs

Become an ASA Member

What are ASA’s priorities?2020-10-27T16:06:55+00:00
With our members’ support, ASA works to:
  • Advance legislative priorities that ensure America’s anglers have clean water, plenty of fish and access to both
  • Drive advocacy through public awareness and action campaigns
  • Provide trade and commerce opportunities to build the sportfishing economy
  • Develop market research and education
  • Connect all segments of the industry to strengthen our collective voice
What are the benefits of membership?2020-10-27T16:06:34+00:00
As a member of ASA, you become a stakeholder in the growth and prosperity of the recreational fishing industry and can take advantage of the business-building programs and resources the association offers, including:
  • ADVOCACY: ASA is the leading voice for the recreational fishing industry. Our dedicated Government Affairs team works on federal and state issues that enhance our collective economy, protect against damaging legislation and make it easier for anglers to enjoy their time on the water.
  • MARKET INSIGHTS: ASA provides members with economic and market research to assist in making data-driven business decisions.
  • TRADESHOW: ASA is the producer of ICAST, the world’s largest tradeshow for the sportfishing market, which features 225,000 net square feet of exhibit space and has an annual attendance of over 15,000 industry professionals.
  • COMMUNICATION: Newsletters, press releases, social media and a video channel keep members informed on vital updates on the issues and policies that drive our industry forward.
Who is eligible for an ASA membership?2020-10-27T16:07:16+00:00
ASA membership is available to for- and non-profit organizations in the recreational fishing and allied industries, including: manufacturers, retailers, wholesalers, media and other industry partners.
Is membership required to exhibit at ICAST?2020-10-27T16:07:46+00:00
Yes, only dues-paying members may exhibit at ICAST. To learn more about ICAST and how to exhibit, visit
What is the ASA membership cycle?2020-10-27T16:08:12+00:00
The membership cycle follows ASA’s fiscal year: October 1 through September 30. We welcome new members at any time throughout the fiscal year.
How do I apply for ASA membership?2020-10-27T16:08:34+00:00
Applying for membership is best done online. If you have questions about the process or how much your membership dues will cost, please contact Member Relations Manager Rob Russel.

Renewing Your Member Dues

How do I pay my ASA member dues?2020-09-23T15:30:44+00:00
Online is the easiest and quickest way to pay your member dues. You can also print an invoice from your company record.
What is my username? How do I get my company ID?2020-09-23T14:53:18+00:00
Your username is your company ID number. If you don’t have your ID number, please contact Member Relations Manager Rob Russel.
How do I update our company information?2020-09-23T15:31:26+00:00
Updating and maintaining your company record is a simple process and an essential one. Please carefully review all your company information and make changes as needed.
Please add or change company personnel that you want to receive our important member e-newsletters, news releases, critical advocacy action alerts, fisheries policy information, ICAST and annual meeting updates and more.
You can access your company record through your unique ID number and password.
Please add a contribution to Keep America Fishing and the FishAmerica Foundation when you’re paying your dues. Clean water, more fish and access to both are crucial to our industry’s future.

We Want to Communicate with You

Why is updating your company record important?2020-09-23T14:55:39+00:00
We want to communicate with all the key people within your company or organization. Help us to ensure your team members are “in-the-know” about the challenges and opportunities in the recreational fishing industry. 
Help us keep your team members informed.
As an existing member, how do I update our company record?2020-09-23T18:55:09+00:00
Please review and update your company record when renewing your membership dues. This includes official company contact and key company personnel such as Accounting and your trade show booth contact, if applicable. Any changes will automatically feed into our member relations database.
Please add or change other company personnel that you want to receive our important member e-newsletters, news releases, critical advocacy action alerts, fisheries policy information, ICAST and annual meeting updates and more.

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