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ASA News is the monthly e-newsletter from the American Sportfishing Association. Please scroll down for the complete document. Use the links in the left hand navigation under the specific topic area to access additional information.

For more information contact Communications Director Mary Jane Williamson, (703) 519-9691, x227.


Donn Schaible

Donn Schaible

Former Wright & McGill CEO Donn Schaible Passes

Upon learning of his untimely passing, the American Sportfishing Association extends our sincere condolences to the family and friends of long-time member, Donn Schaible.
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Association Updates

ASA Appoints New Membership Director

ASA’s new Membership Director has association and fishing experience to spare.
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ASA Supports the 2018 American Boating Congress, May 9-11, in Washington, D.C.

On May 9-11, 2018 in Washington D.C., ASA will join a broad group of co-hosts to support the American Boating Congress.
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Outdoor Recreation Roundtable Outlines Priorities with Beltway and Industry Leaders

ORR serves as nation’s premier outdoor recreation coalition representing a significant sector of U.S. economy.
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Modern Fish Act – Time to Reel It In

The next few months are going to critical in the passage of the Modern Fish Act. Now is the time to start spreading the word.
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Fight for Bristol Bay

The Bristol Bay region is a world-class wild salmon fishery and the most important sockeye fishery anywhere.
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ICAST Updates

IMPORTANT INFO – ICAST 2018 is Moving to the North/South Building

Please mark your calendar for ICAST 2018 being held July 10 – 13, in the North/South Building at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.
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Register Now Before the June 8 Pre-Reg Deadline

Registration is open. Register for ICAST and book your hotel room now for ICAST 2018.
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ICAST 2018 Begins on Tuesday, July 10

Please mark your calendar for ICAST 2018 being held July 10 – 13, in the North/South Building at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.
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ICAST Sponsorship and Advertising Opportunities

ICAST sponsorships and advertising are effective ways to highlight your company’s name in front of the global sportfishing community.

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Get Ready for ICAST Super Tuesday

Super Tuesday includes On the Water, the ICAST Cup bass fishing tournament, the Bass & Birdies golf classic and the New Product Showcase Preview Reception.
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The New Product Showcase – We've Changed the Voting Process

One of the most important features for ICAST exhibitors and attendees alike is the New Product Showcase. We've changed the voting for 2018.
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Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation Updates

RBFF Is Engaging States In R3 Adoption and More

The future of fishing and boating participation depends on effective recruitment, retention and reactivation (R3) practices.
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Data & Statistics

2016 Fishing License Sales Up – 2017 Estimates are Slightly Down

According to data released by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the number of people who bought sportfishing licenses in 2016 increased 1.2 percent over 2015 levels.
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