Feel free to come to anyone of our general meetings to find out about us.
All members are required to join B.A.S.S – Bassmasters prior to joining a local club ($25USD or ~$27.95CND(depending on exchange rate). Membership in B.A.S.S. comes with a number of benefits including a subscription to Bassmaster magazine, membership kit, monthly prizes, tournament and B.A.S.S. Nation eligibility, and membership discounts.
Present yearly Forest City Bassmasters Club fees are $75.00.
$32USD (~$40CND) of this fee goes to B.A.S.S. and $12CND goes to Ontario B.A.S.S. Federation Nation to cover administration costs, insurance, support for Team Ontario etc. The remaining monies (~$23.00 depending on exchange rates) goes to Forest City Bassmasters for club activities and expenses.
Affiliate memberships, for members in good standing of other Ontario BASS Nation clubs (i.e. another club is their primary club), are also available for $30.00.
High School aged memberships are available for anglers who will be high school aged at the start of the upcoming season (i.e. entering grade 9 to 12 as of end of June). Fee $30 ($10 USD of this fee goes to B.A.S.S., Ontario B.A.S.S. Federation Nation fee waived for High School members).
Liability waivers must be submitted for all members (click to download). Members under 18 years of age must have this waiver signed by their parents/legal guardians.
You must have a valid Sportsmen Class Ontario Fishing License (not Conservation Class). A Boater Card is recommended for non-boaters as well. For those of you with a boat, boats must be at least 14 feet long for club tournaments or at least 16 feet for higher level tournaments (e.g. Hank Gibson Qualifier), have a working live well and meet all current provincial safety regulations. Proof of $1,000,000 liability insurance must be provided to FCBM prior to tournament use.
You do not need a boat, just a rod, some tackle, and a little passion and a love for the outdoors and willingness to learn. Non-boating members will be randomly paired with boating members for tournaments. Costs (fuel/boat launch fees/entry fees etc.) are split 50/50 between the boat captain and rider.