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Starting a new bass club, members needed. New Jersey

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I live in New Jersey (Cherry Hill area of South Jersey, 3 miles from Philadelphia Pa) and I am starting a bass club for new and seasoned anglers.

Let me tell you about myself and what my goals are. I'm 32, employed full time (mon - fri) married with 2 kids. I love bass fishing and actually get to fish quite often, at lease 2 times a week. I know there are plenty of people out there with the same kinds of stuff going on their lives as I do and would like to join a bass club to learn from and fish with but think they can't or won't have the time to put into it. Here's your oppertunity.

I am currently a member of a bass club, active member of B.A.S.S, and the Bass Federation Nation, which to some may not mean much. My point is that I know how things operate.

The problem with the club I am currenty in is that the only tournaments I can fish in are our club tourneys (club members only), which is fine, however they are far and few between. I can't afford to travel and stay at the places that the Fed. Nation circuit takes you on. The rest of my club can b/c they have either retired early, are single with no kids, have jobs that pay 6 figure salaries, or own their own businesses. That's not me.

My goal is to put together a club of anglers consisting of boaters and non-boaters, (preferably an equal # of both). This club would be molded around the "weekend angler" for convienience. EVERYONE IN THE CLUB WILL BE ABLE TO VOICE THEIR OPINIONS AND OFFER SUGGESTIONS. THIS CLUB WILL NOT HAVE JUST ONE PERSON WHO DECIDES EVERYTHING, (some clubs out there will dictate how everything goes, usually because it is more convienient for its president) However order and orginization will be maintained. We would conduct the club meetings, have club tourneys, keep a point system, and ect. At least 8 to 10 club tourneys would be fished per year unless we agreed on more or less. Clubs tourneys would be fished on Sundays because kids sports and stuff are usually not scheduled for Sundays. This is also flexable. We would decide where and how far we would travel. Entry fees to club tourneys would be agreed upon based on our individual finances so 1st place and lunker of the day get a bonus and it stays competitive. Points would be accumulated for the season so we could determine who angler of the year would be. I could go on but I think you get the point. Please PM me if you are interested and live in the area. Thanks.

Keep in mind that you could still fish with the ABA, FLW, BFL, or Fed. Nation circuits if you wish. There are ways to have your bass clubs and its members recognized in these organizations with some paperwork if you wanted to use this club as a platform for fishing larger money tourneys and a chance to qualify at invitation only events.

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what lakes would this club be fishing? im from jersey....but northern jersey. i am interested in joining a club but my time is limited due to college.

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Hello:

I'm also interested.  I live in South Eastern PA, short Drive form Jersey.  29 years old and looking to get involved with a club and have a similar lifestyle.  I love to fish, but don't own a boat.  I've been fishing for fun for as long as I can remember, but lots to learn. Any new info or developments?

Thanks

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I did the same thing you are doing and the club will be going into it's 3rd year. I live in Delaware and have to turn guys away due to the small ponds and lakes of this area. We do not travel more than 2 hours away and every dollar collected for dues goes back to the anglers in so way.(payouts, trophies and party at the end) Make sure to keep it fun and truly let guys have their say and you will be surprised at the friendly competition the club will have. This sport is not always about 30K bass boats and huge payouts. Good Luck!!!

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Hey angler1,I wish you luck if you want to start your own club.However,if you wish to join our club ,we are still taking members.Were in Riverside,and fish lakes through jersey.Check out our website,Riversidebassclub.net.

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