American Sportfishing Association

Garmin trolling motor tops ‘Best of Show’ at ICAST

(ICAST photos)Garmin and its Force Trolling Motor earned “Best of Show” at the ICAST New Product Showcase. The award was announced Thursday, July 11 at the 62nd annual ICAST gathering at the sprawling Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. The Garmin trolling motor was selected among the 29 “Best of Category” award-winners, announced the previous day during the New…

Reports: Sportsmen, women contribute over $93 billion to economy

New economic reports by Southwick Associates reveals more than 53 million Americans consider themselves sportsmen and women, spending more than $93.5 billion in 2016 on gear, licenses, travel, clothing, gas and more. In a series of reports released Tuesday, Sept. 4 by the American Sportfishing Association, National Shooting Sports Foundation and the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF), expenditures made for hunting,…

A look back at ICAST: World’s largest sportfishing trade show doesn’t disappoint

ORLANDO, Fla. – More than 15,000 representatives from the domestic and international recreational fishing and boating community converged on the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) in Orlando, Fla., July 10-13, for the 61st International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades, better known as ICAST. ICAST is produced by the American Sportfishing Association (ASA), the sportfishing industry’s trade association. This was Glenn Hughes’ first…

ASA names new president, award winners at Sportfishing Summit

The American Sportfishing Association’s 2017 Sportfishing Summit, regarded as the sportfishing industry’s premier networking and business management event, was held last week in Clearwater Beach, Fla. According to the ASA, the 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…