September 30, 2020
|An NPAA Membership Has Its Privileges
Forestville, WI-Whether you are an aspiring professional angler or a seasoned touring pro the NPAA can assist you in reaching your goals. Established in 1997 the National Professional Anglers Association was assembled with one core principle in mind: To increase the professionalism of our members as we work to grow and protect sportfishing.
While the industry landscape continually changes forcing companies to reevaluate how they spend their marketing dollars, the NPAA has kept its finger on the pulse of how anglers should approach companies to obtain and maintain sponsorships.
Offering our members access to invaluable resources and benefits are two of many reasons you should consider as you decide whether a membership with the NPAA is of value to you as an angling professional or an angler aspiring to become an angling professional.
Bassmaster Elite Series professional and owner of Missile Baits John Crews is a member of the NPAA and encourages anyone who makes a living in the outdoor industry to join the organization. “The NPAA provides a unifying body where anyone whose profession involves fishing can unite under one umbrella. Whether you are a touring professional, guide, an aspiring pro, member of the fishing media, or work in the fishing industry, the NPAA is an organization that you can benefit from being a member of.” said Crews.
NPAA Member Benefits
Although you may not consider yourself a “Pro”, your fishing may be more of a business than you think it is:
1. Do you have fishing related income that is included on your tax returns?
2. Do you receive compensation as a guide/charter captain and are licensed?
3. Are you are paid by sponsors to promote their fishing/marine related products?
4. Do you receive substantial discounts or No Charge fishing/marine products?
5. Are you hosting/organizing angler education events?
6. Are you involved with the boating/fishing industry in sales or marketing?
NPAA members include Guides, Charter Captains, Tournament Anglers, Angler Educators, and Industry Professionals. Join the NPAA today to build your skills, industry connections and start your journey toward constant improvement in your level of professionalism. All of this and more is available through an NPAA membership. With three different levels of membership types the NPAA has a membership level that will suit you needs:
NPAA Membership Levels
To learn more about the National Professional Anglers Association visit their website at www.npaa.net