SAF Membership Benefits

TBF/FLW Competitor Memberships

SAF membership includes full competitor memberships in both, The Bass Federation (TBF) AND FLW.  Also, a subscription to FLW’s electronic magazine and full benefits/discounts from both organizations, like insurance!


Every member, boat captain, and SAF club will have insurance coverage for all official SAF school club events, which includes $1 million of liability coverage, $25,000 Excess Medical Coverage, $1 Million for any allegations of misconduct and $25,000 ‘Amber Alert’ coverage.

Mentor-led Student Angler Clubs

The goal is to form an SAF club with at least 6 members, but we know you’ve got to start somewhere!  Any two angler team can start a club, or register for an SAF event and grow from there!  We encourage clubs to work with and through a local high school.  But, an SAF club can be a faculty led, high school sanctioned club or a parent/sponsor/angler led after-school club.


SAF is not only about fishing but also about education and how math, science and language arts relate to fishing. SAF tournaments are “no entry fee” events and payouts are in scholarships, prizes and trophies, not cash.

Every SAF member also gets unlimited access to online learning tools, educational materials, meeting agenda formats and testing with TBF’s partner, Faculty of Fishing.  Clubs have the latest and most up to date online fishing education program available with Faculty of Fishing and their expert staff.  Click HERE to check out our education section with Faculty of Fishing.

Tournaments/Scholarship Opportunities

State Championships –> Conference Championships –> Nationals

The high school fishing program starts with a State Championship in every participating state in the US and Ontario, Canada. High school students in grades 9-12 compete in two person teams with a boat captain who will provide the boat they compete in.  All state championships are no entry fee for active SAF members.  New members wanting to compete can get full SAF/TBF membership for only $25 an angler/$50 a team at the time of online registration or form an active SAF club.  The winning team from each state championship advances to a Conference Championship. The winning team from each conference championship advances to the High School Fishing National Championship  to compete for a $10,000 scholarship to use at the university of their choice.

High School Fishing World Finals

All SAF members and High School Fishing State Championship contestants automatically qualify for High School Fishing’s single largest event, the High School Fishing World Finals. All SAF members who have graduated the 8th grade and not yet started college (9-12) who meet the minimum requirements are eligible to enter and fish the High School Fishing World Finals, held in July.  The HSFWF is High School Fishing’s premier open event. In 2012, the winners were offered over $40,000 in college scholarships.

Sponsor/Partner Programs & Discounts

With their SAF membership number, members can Log on to the members only store to access 11 free online courses with Faculty of Fishing, Buy specific, limited product at a discount, as well as order hats, sunglasses and embroidered items through our Cabela’s partnership.

Recruiting Club Members

Recruiting Members Step 1- Introduce The Program –It starts with some general information and an introduction video you can show in a classroom or a general student body assembly. We find that asking a few simple questions before viewing the program video will engage the students in the program. The video can be seen on …

Registering Your Club

How to Register Your Club Online REGISTER YOUR CLUB TODAY!! 1. Collect the full contact info for each student including name, address, birth date, email, phone & last grade completed. (Email is required to receive the electronic magazine.) 2. Collect $25 from each student for the SAF dues. 3. Go to TBF Online Roster Management System …