2018 Sportfishing Summit

2018 Sportfishing Summit

The Sportfishing Summit – ASA's Premier Networking Event

Please mark your calendar now for the 2018 Sportfishing Summit being held Tuesday, October 9, through Friday, October 12, at the Wild Dunes/Isle of Palms, located just outside Charleston, S.C.

2018 Sportfishing Summit

2018 Sportfishing Summit Registration and Housing Reservations

To register for the Summit, please download the registration form and return it to ASA Membership Director Kirk Ross via email at kross@asafishing.org. Secure online registration is coming soon.

Hotel reservations may be made by using the Online Booking Link or by calling 877-624-3654. Rooms are $174 plus taxes. Please identify yourself as being with the ASA 2018 Sportfishing Summit.

What to Expect at the Sportfishing Summit

General overview of the annual meeting:

2018 Sportfishing Summit Agenda

Current as of May 2018 – The agenda is subject to change

The 2018 Sportfishing Summit is being held October 9 – 13, at the Wild Dunes Resort on the Isle of Palms, located approximately a half hour from downtown Charleston, S.C.

The Sportfishing Summit gives our association’s leadership, committee members, association members and guests and partners the best opportunity for networking and strategic planning to support the long-term interest of the industry and the sport.

During our general sessions we’re going to continue to explore innovative ideas to increase participation in our sport. This is in addition to our board of directors and committee meetings. As always, there will be ample time to network with industry colleagues to exchange ideas and information.

General Summit Schedule

Following on last year’s revised schedule, this year, the general sessions will be held in the morning with the committee meetings being held in the afternoon on Wednesday and Thursday.

Tuesday, October 9

ASA’s board of directors meets from 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. As the agenda develops, there will be other meetings before the board meeting.

From 5:00 – 6:00, we will host a “meet and greet” for our first-time attendees. We will also host our annual Party With a Purpose for all attendees and their spouses and guests where we will recognize our SportfishingPAC supporters.

Wednesday, October 10

On Wednesday, our members and guests meet for breakfast and then we move into our general sessions. There is also a welcome breakfast for spouses and guests as well as events for them.

We meet for lunch and then move onto our committee meetings.

Tentative committee meetings schedule –

Committees meeting on Wednesday afternoon are:

  • Government Affairs
  • Communications
  • Consumer Shows
  • Membership

The evening is capped off with our traditional Welcome Reception to which all Summit attendees, their spouses and guests are welcome to attend.

Thursday, October 11

On Thursday, we follow the same general schedule with breakfast followed by general sessions, lunch and then the afternoon committee meetings.

Committees meeting on Thursday afternoon are:

  • Government Affairs
  • Data & Statistics
  • Finance
  • Show
  • Advocacy/Keep America Fishing/Keep Florida Fishing

We will also host our annual awards dinner at the beautiful Citadel Beach House located on the Isle of Palms.

Friday, October 12 – On the last day of the Summit, the board of directors meets just before our General Membership meeting. At the meeting’s conclusion, the association’s members adjourn for another year.


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