The purpose of the club is to promote the sport of collegiate bass fishing in a manner that is respectable and admirable for the club and Roanoke College. In doing so, the club is to provide students the opportunity to increase their knowledge and understanding of fishing, participate in competitive bass fishing tournaments, and promote adherence to the conservation efforts taking place to save our waterways.
There are no "formal practices" however many of our anglers will take day, or weekend trips, to local lakes and rivers to fine-tune techniques and better learn seasonal patterns. These trips are by no means mandatory and simply offer a chance to get out on the water. We will rely on these "fun" days as our regular "practices" until tournament preparation begins. Prior to tournaments, we aim to be on the water as frequent as possible to better understand the tournament waters and conditions.
This past season, the Roanoke College bass fishing club competed against a large variety of schools from large universities to small liberal arts colleges. Ranging from Michigan State, Virginia Tech, WVU, and RPI to Northwood University (Mich), Hampden-Sydney, and Rampo College (NY), each school competing has a fair chance of succeeding, no matter the size.
Anybody can join the club. Absolutely no prior experience is needed - part of our meetings throughout the year will be educational based in which we will share techniques, tackle, etc. There is no limitation to the number of participants the club may have, so everyone's welcome!!
There are no club dues for joining. Unless deemed necessary, this will remain consistent. Each member is responsible for their own rods, reels, and tackle (few rods and reels are around in the OA center).