Dedicated to the betterment of the sport of catfishing and the nations 10 million+ catfish anglers. The American Catfishing Association stands ready to be your valued partner for conservation, education, information, fellowship and much more.


Your entry goes to support the American Catfishing Association Conservation Foundation with national conservation and regulation efforts, community and educational programs, kids programs and events, community and member services. As a thank you, with your tax deductible entry donation you’ll receive a premier membership along with a host of other chances to win. Thank you for your support!

Bill Dance, proud ACA Charter Member

The American Catfishing Association is extremely grateful to the legendary Bill Dance for his significant knowledge and leadership as a Charter Member of the ACA. Bill Dance has been highly instrumental in the creation and ongoing objectives of the ACA.

"The ACA has been created for all of us! I encourage all those that enjoy the sport of catfishing to join me as a member of this important organization and together we will make catfishing the very best it can be."

Some of ACA Extensive Membership Benefits

Being an active member of the American Catfishing Association brings you closer to catfishing than ever before with benefits that outweigh any other currently available resource.


Conservation and regulation info, federal & state resources, detailed species info, news, events, media, discounts and more.


An active and growing directory of member-organized catfishing tournaments built directly into your member platform.


The ACA provides organized direction, regulation reform, conservation, and government & industry partnerships.


Stay close to thousands of dedicated catfish anglers, affiliates, and sponsors and get the best firsthand community knowledge.


Offers ACA members countless sponsor and brand discounts & incentives available when you show your ACA membership card.


Get access to an easy-to-use dynamic tournament management system for all sizes and types of tournaments.

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Begin your membership with the American Catfishing Association today! We look forward to your membership and to be of service!

Nationwide Conservation Efforts & Support

Catfish conservation and regulation reform remains paramount to the American Catfishing Association and our members. It is the continuous objective of the ACA to be a leader in the sport of catfishing with proactive representation designed to affect reform for our fisheries, whenever and wherever needed.

We strongly encourage you to become a valued member of the ACA and know that your membership will assist the growth and protection our sport, its values and fisheries.

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ACA Membership Benefits

The ACA is designed to set new standards and offerings by providing countless features and resources, the best information, and an always growing array programs and benefits. Be part of something special, become an ACA member today and together make the sport of catfishing a segment of unity, knowledge and accomplishment!

  • ACA Annual Points Race
  • ACA Discount/Savings Program
  • ACA Shop
  • Affiliate/Club Profile
  • Catfish Recipes
  • Catfish-related Media Listings
  • Catfishing Articles & News
  • Catfishing Hall Of Fame Voting
  • Charity and Scholarship Efforts
  • Committee Agendas & Minutes
  • Community Forums
  • Conservation & Regulation Efforts
  • Conservation/Catch Log
  • Economic/Expense Log
  • Events Calendar
  • Federal Wild Life Resources
  • Free ACCESS to ALL ACA Events
  • Free Classified Ads
  • Free Navionics Detailed Waterway Maps
  • Free Video Conferencing Services
  • Guide Listings
  • Guide Profile
  • Industry News
  • Kids Kat Club
  • Legislation Tools & Information
  • Member News
  • Membership Card, Decal & Cap
  • Membership Roster
  • Monthly Contests
  • Nationwide Lakes and River
  • Personal Profile
  • Pro Staff Resume Builder
  • Product Reviews
  • Special Designation & Recognition
  • Special Fund Raising Events
  • Special Programs and Alerts
  • Species Descriptions
  • Sponsorship/Brand Discounts
  • State & World Record Prizes
  • State Commissions Listings
  • State Fish & Wildlife Resources
  • State House Listings
  • State Licensing Resources
  • State Natural Resource Committees
  • State News Listings
  • State Records
  • State Senate Listings
  • State Violation Hotlines
  • Tips and Information Index
  • Tournament Management Services
  • Tournament Points Race Standings
  • Tournament Team Building
  • Video Tips & Techniques
  • ...and much more!