When approaching a sponsor one needs to be dressed professionally and cleanly groomed. Wear nice slacks (black, tan, or navy) and either your tournament jersey or a nice collared shirt. A sponsor’s first impression of you goes a long way. He or she wants to know that you would represent their company when fishing and promoting their products in a positive and professional manner, just as you did on your first meeting. It is all about perception and how people perceive you.
Anglers should learn all they can about a product, use it over a period of time and really like the product and know it works before asking for help from a potential sponsor. If you don’t use a product, how can you honestly tell others that it works and what the product is all about. How do you promote, if you don’t have all of the information that you need?
Maryville Middle School Anglers with NC Pro Heather Broom and TN Pro Teri Cindric.
On November 5th of 2011, Heather Broom, Teri Cindric and Jenny Nevans helped support the next generation of anglers by taking part in the Maryville Middle School Bass Club tournament. David Clark the school sponsor had the following to say.
The average person doesn’t know that a resume’ is needed for fishing and to acquire sponsorships. Competitive fishing should be approached just as if you were applying or searching for a job/career. Fishing as a career is like having a small self employed business. If you do not have a good fishing resume’, chances are you will not obtain very many sponsors. A good resume’ needs to be detailed but very clean and brief as possible. Your fishing resume’ needs to relay a message of who you are, what you do, and how well you have accomplished your goals.
An Introductory Paragraph about fishing and general statistics in the fishing industry normally is first
Second, a Biography section outlining where your fishing operation is based, who it includes and a little bit about how you started fishing. You don’t have to write a book, just be brief but to the point.
Monday, 30 January 2012 21:39 | Written by Brian Elder | PDF | | Print |
As we prepare for the coldest part of the year and many anglers are winterizing their boats, the “die hard” bass anglers are just getting warmed up. This is a great time of year to get out on the water and find some HUGE schools of mega-sized bass. It is the time of year that the fish slow down and feed less frequently, but when they do feed, they really gorge themselves. We will discuss how to catch these fish when they are actively feeding, as well as sitting there shivering. There will be two very different techniques that we will put in place.