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Like the rest of the country, just about everyone in professional fishing circles and the recreational fishing industry is feeling the bite from inflation and a rising cost of living. The price of gas alone can really cut into your fishing opportunities in terms of the gear you can afford, the destinations you’ll fish, tournaments you’ll enter, and the repairs you’ll undertake – and all of this has a ripple effect on earnings of industry pros. At the National Professional…

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Anglers at Tournament Takeoff

Do you make money in the fishing industry? It’s time to take your career to the next level! Join over 1,400 Guides, Charter Captains, Tournament Anglers, and Industry Professionals who are already taking advantage of all the NPAA has to offer. Successful pro anglers like Jeff Gustafson, John Crews, Jay Przekurat and Korey Sprengel trust the NPAA to help them build their skills, industry connections, and level of professionalism––you should too!  No matter the species you target, the NPAA can…

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Angler Holding Smallmouth

What defines a professional angler? Ask someone off the street and they’ll likely describe fancy boats, bright lights and big fish. Ask those who stand atop the leaderboard, however, and they’ll tell a different story – one of hard work, determination, and the efforts of many other industry pros who have helped them succeed. “You can’t get to the top without others to lift you up,” says, Patrick Neu, president of the 1,400-member non-profit National Professional Anglers Association (NPAA). “Nobody…

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Mike Iaconelli Speaks at NPAA Conference

After a year in which many things felt to be beyond control, the NPAA aims to put industry professionals back in the driver’s seat at their annual conference. With “Control Your Own Destiny” as the theme, a change in venue, and an all-star lineup of speakers, the National Professional Anglers Association is set to smash through barriers and previous attendance records. This unprecedented event will include workshops, seminars, and exclusive networking opportunities all geared towards giving anglers, outfitters, and media…

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Angler Driving Boat Wearing Sunglasses

Wiley X, the leading premium protective eyewear brand, proudly announces its 2021 partnership with the National Professional Anglers Association. As its first partnership with NPAA, Wiley X will proudly support members allowing them immediate access to award-winning eyewear that will not only give them unprecedented polarization and clarity with CAPTIVATETM technology but also keep their eyes safe from those unfortunate hooksets that result in lures and debris flying back at the angler. Essential for sight fishing, but also nearly any…

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