Faculty of Fishing and TBF Join Forces

Offer Free Online Courses to All Federation Members

(Ponca City, OK) Jan. 10, 2012 – The Bass Federation, the nation’s oldest and largest organized grassroots fishing youth and conservation organization, announced it has partnered with Faculty of Fishing. The partnership will offer the most complete and comprehensive online fishing education program the fishing world ever has seen. The Advantage Anglers program package, a $ 19.99 retail value, consists of 11 basic courses designed for the new or recreational angler, which will be offered FREE OF CHARGE to all federation members under the TBF umbrella. This includes TBF adult and junior anglers, the Association of College anglers, (ACA), the Walleye Federation, (TWF), and TBF’s widely popular Student Angler Federation, (SAF), and all SAF high school fishing club members. At a value worth more than annual national membership costs, all FREE OF CHARGE! Another reason it “pays” to belong to TBF.

Members can now access the advanced technology of training anglers from the beginner, through the most seasoned tournament angler, utilizing the most advanced audio and visual techniques available to help anglers understand and retain knowledge.

“The Federation always strives to be at the forefront of fishing, youth and conservation,” stated TBF President/CEO, Robert Cartlidge. “This exclusive partnership with Faculty of Fishing allows us to expand our commitment to help educate anglers of all ages, and provide more value to their membership. The courses contain detailed training on the latest products and techniques, species-specific material, and lure-specific techniques through a very interactive program. Best of all, a member can use the program at their own pace in the comfort of their own home.”

The training starts with the Advantage Angler program, which encompasses the first 11 courses. Members can progress to the Pro Angler series with a discount making the upgrade series only $39.95. The Pro Angler, Species-Specific courses and the Specialty courses will challenge and enlighten even the most seasoned veterans with in-depth electronics and species-specific techniques presented by some of the top professionals in the business. The Pro Angler series covers topics like interpreting sonar including structure/side scan, establishing patterns, and weather and fish behavior, just to name a few. The first 500 members who sign up for The Pro Angler package will receive free Berkley baits and line packages. Those who complete the Pro Angler Course will be eligible for a Graduation Gift. Up to three members may also qualify for a chance to have a “Day on the Water” with Pro Angler, Michael Murphy. Members must sign up and complete the program by Dec. 31, 2012.

Active TBF members can start their Faculty of Fishing account by using their federation member number to log into the Member’s Only Online Store, on bassfederation.com, high schoolfishing.org or walleyefederation.com. Register for the free Advantage angler courses and then automatically receive the 25% discount on all additional courses through a members-only store account.

To show their support of youth fishing, Faculty of Fishing, will donate a portion of the proceeds to support Federation Youth and Conservation events across the country.

For more information go to bassfederation.com, highschoolfishing.org or walleyefederation.com

About The Bass Federation, Inc.
The Bass Federation Inc., (TBF) is owned by those we serve and dedicated to the sport of fishing. TBF is the largest and oldest, organized grassroots fishing organization. TBF affiliated state federations and their member clubs conduct more than 20,000 fishing, youth and conservation events at the local level each year and have provided a foundation for the entire bass fishing industry for more than 40 years. Visit bassfederation.com, highschoolfishing.org walleyefederation.com