2018 Sportfishing Summit

2018 Sportfishing Summit

The Sportfishing Summit – ASA's Premiere 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 Meeting Registration

Information about the program and registration for the 2018 Summit will be available mid-2018.

What to Expect at the Sportfishing Summit

General overview of the annual meeting:

Board of Directors and Committee Meetings
All meeting attendees are encouraged to attend the committee and board of directors meetings in order to gain a better understanding of how the association staff and the membership work to help ensure our business future.

General Sessions
Key players in the business world, our industry and fisheries conservation and management and policy discuss the most important issues affecting our livelihood.

Featured Speakers
Special guest speakers provide new ideas and practical information to help guide members’ business ventures.

Social Events and Networking Opportunities
Summit attendees can renew relationships with colleagues and friends in a low-key environment.


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!

The 2017 Sportfishing Summit Highlights

The American Sportfishing Association's (ASA) 2017 Sportfishing Summit, the sportfishing industry's premier networking and business management event, was held October 10-13, in Clearwater Beach, Fla.

This annual fall business meeting brought together more than 220 fishing and boating industry and community leaders to provide a venue to discuss the issues impacting recreational fishing during committee meetings, networking events, general sessions and the association’s board of directors and committee meetings. For 60 industry members; this was their first time attending the Summit.

Check out this year’s award recipients, the program book and other information from the Summit.

Thank you 2017 Sportfishing Summit Sponsors!

ASA thanks its generous sponsors for helping to make this year's meeting a success.

Premium – National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Pure Fishing, Inc. and USDA – Forest Service.

Gold –Bass Pro Shops, Cabela’s, Costa, Southwick Associates, TakeMeFishing/Vamos A Pescar and Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A.

Silver – Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies, Center for Sportfishing Policy, Coastal Conservation Association, Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation, Engel Coolers, Forbes-Tate Partners, Freeman, Map Your Show, National Marine Electronics Association, National Marine Manufacturers Association, Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership, Wired2fish, Inc., and Womble Carlyle.