FLW College Fishing
Tournament Info & Registration
Competition, camaraderie, scholarships, and of course, fishing - FLW College Fishing has lured more young men and women from more than 550 colleges and universities to the sport of tournament bass fishing. But there is a catch to getting in on the action. You must belong to a fishing club recognized by your school. If you are not currently a member of a recognized student fishing club, then start your own by following these simple steps:
The requirements to form a recognized or sanctioned fishing club vary from school to school, but registering at FLWOutdoors.com will give you access to most of the tools you will need to get your club started. We will also connect you to other students at your college or university who are interested in starting a fishing club. Click here to Create a Club now.
Recruiting interested students is the key to getting your club started. After registering at CollegeFishing.com, you'll need to check your e-mail often for the latest connections to other students interested in forming a club. Recruiting is an ongoing process and should always be considered a top priority. Additional steps you can take to assist in recruitment include:
Always remember to include the following information in your promotional material:
Once you have established interest in a fishing club, contact the office in charge of club sports on your campus to receive all the necessary applications and information required to start a recognized or sanctioned club. Generally this is the Campus Recreation or Student Affairs office. Club directors may be unfamiliar with tournament fishing, so take them information to explain the FLW College Fishing program along with a list of students interested in joining the club.
Most colleges and universities require clubs to have bylaws. Click here for a sample. Having recognized or sanctioned club status may allow you to use campus facilities, use the college or university name and logo, have access to insurance coverage, apply for grants, create a group e-mail address through the school and fundraise on campus.
Once you've established a fishing club recognized or sanctioned by your college or university, be sure to register the club at CollegeFishing.com and encourage all members of the club to join FLW. Participation in FLW College Fishing tournaments is absolutely FREE and boats and drivers will be provided for teams that need them. Every team supplying their own boat in a tournament will also receive an expense allowance, but anglers must be FLW members to participate. Click here to join.
After you've registered your club at CollegeFishing.com it's time to enter your first tournament. Organize your club members into two-person teams and select any or all of the qualifying events in your Conference for the chance to win lucrative scholarships and ultimately a chance to fish the Forrest Wood Cup for a top award of $500,000.
If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact FLW College Fishing Tournament Director Kevin Hunt at 270.252.1593 or e-mail.