• Get Paid to Fish Book Review

    If you’re looking to obtain and keep quality sponsors, the book “Get Paid to Fish” is a “must read”. It is packed with details that you better know if you are going to approach any company for sponsorship. Written by Bernie Barringer and Jim Kalkofen, whom both have over 20 years’ experience in fishing and outdoors activities, this book is the key to opening doors for those anglers who want to get paid to fish. It also offers some valuable insight not just from the writers, but from industry legends like Kevin Van Dam and Al Linder (to name a couple), detailing what it really takes to get a paycheck from a sponsor.

  • Sell Your Skills, Not Your Soul

    Sponsor Boat

    As most tournament anglers already know and what future tournament anglers will quickly learn. Sponsors are what can help make an angler a champion. Don’t get me wrong, having a sponsor is not going to make you an instantly better angler. They will however make it possible for you to compete in the extremely expensive world of professional bass fishing. Just don’t fall into a long term agreement that is going to greatly benefit your sponsor and only enable you to wear a cool looking patch on your shirt and have a few free lures in your box.

  • So You Want To Turn Pro?

    Bass Tournament

    Many people would like to compete on the tournament trails, and would do very well, even win large sums of money. The first thing you have to ask yourself is, "do I have what it takes"? I will try to outline below some of the roadblocks and requirements to answer your questions.

    Well to start with, you need angling know-how. A good understanding of the lifestyle and habitat of the fish you want to catch, including feeding and mating habits. Then, you have to think like a fish! These are just a few of the prerequisites you will need before "stepping up to the plate". I began fishing in London, England at the age of six on the banks of the river Thames. Ten years later, I was competing in local tournaments or matches against some of the best in the country. Using the oldest cliche' of all " I was hooked". By the age of twenty, I was fishing in championship competition in different lakes, rivers and streams, all over Europe.