Fishing Industry Jobs and Careers - Guides, Outfitters and Events
Fishing or angling in fresh or saltwater is a well known sport and industry worldwide. Countless fishing lodges, resorts, marinas, yacht clubs, private fishing guides and operators worldwide serve the fishing enthusiast. They offer from vary basic day trips to resort stays and multi-day fishing adventures in exotic locations worldwide. Corporate and team-building fishing event companies provide services such as customer incentive, employee appreciation or prospecting clients.
In addition, fishing tournaments and competitions and events with prize money are very popular for competitive fisherman to show off their skills. Fishing competitions include three categories: fly fishing, deep sea fishing and bass fishing. There are several other smaller categories to accommodate every type of fisherman.
These companies not only need guides, but employees with management, accounting, marketing, organization and sales skills to support and run the companies that provide services to the fishing enthusiast. If you have a passion for fishing and some skill sets that will help recreational companies and events be successful and grow, there are opportunities for a challenging career.
- American Outdoors
- American Sportfishing Association
- American Fisheries Society
- American Fly Fishing Trade Association (AFFTA)
- Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies
- Federation of Fly Fishers
- International Game Fish Association
- Recreational Fishing Alliance
- Trout Unlimited
- Wild Oceans