Nassau Sport Fishing Association


Calling all Shrimp Festival Booth Volunteers!!

Thanks to a more prominent booth location and our desire to sell only what is referred to as "wild caught" shrimp from USA fishermen, our menu has been significantly changed.

No more hot grease fryers and fried food!!! We are keeping the well received wraps and kabobs from last year. The ten hot oil fryers are being replaced with four gas burners and pot stands to cook a traditional "Low Country Boil" recipe.

If you have signed up for Food Prep it has changed slightly. If you have signed up to be a Fryer you are now a Cooker doing a new job. We also added a new spot for a coordinator to help Carla Hartrich keep the wrap and kabob area running smoothly.

Set up and tear down will be easier and the tent should be a whole lot cooler.  Click the Link below.

Opportunities to Help

Please take the time to take a look at the options available to help out.  We really need your help and appreciate your support.  One four hour shift of your time makes a big difference to everybody involved.


What's Happening Now                                          

Upcoming Meetings & Events

April 23, 2014 7:00 PM • Kraft Ten Acres Shelter House
May 14, 2014 7:00 PM • Kraft Ten Acres Main Building Meeting Room
May 28, 2014 7:00 PM • Kraft Ten Acres Shelter House

News & Topic Forum Updates


Upcoming Tournaments

August 01, 2014 7:00 PM • 1 S. Front St., N. Parking Lot, Fernandina Beach, Florida


Fishing Info Central Things You Need to Know Before You Go !
NOAA Local Weather Forecast




Florida Sportsman - NE Florida Fishing                                                                                   
USCG Auxiliary - Safety Classes & Inspections                                              



Training Sand Fleas to catch Pompano is easy!!
Larry "Fishman" Finch explaining his sand flea circus! - March 26th Member Social



Watch Videos of Signals & Flares

Flares and Distress Signals
Based on your distance from land different types of flares are required
VDS: When and How to Use Them
Visual distress signals (V.D.S.) are part of your boat's safety equipment. Check them before you leave harbor for condition and if they have an expiration date, be sure they are current. Their intended purpose is to summon help should the need arise and should be displayed only when immediate or potential danger exists. Visual distress signals can only be effective when someone is in a position to see them. Therefore, when employing pyrotechnic devices, do so only when you see or hear a boat or airplane or you are reasonably sure that someone on shore is in position to see your signal and take action. Good judgment is an essential part of successful use of visual distress signals.
Examples of Pyrotechnic and Non-Pyrotechnic Devices
  • Red Handheld Flare (day and night)
  • Parachute Flare (day and night)
  • Red Meteor (day and night)
  • Orange Smoke Signal (handheld/day only)
  • Floating Orange Smoke Signal (day only)
  • Orange Signal Flag (day only)
  • Electric Distress Light (night only

 Visual distress signals, especially pyrotechnic devices, are typically not deployed just to practice. In fact, it’s against the law. That’s why many people are not familiar with how to safely use and care for these devices. To show you how to use visual distress signals as designed and to use them safely, check out our Foundation Findings at 


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 Basics Clinic !

Pictures From March 15th


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