Purchase a membership and support the Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame & Museum.

In 2023 we celebrate a special membership program with the fresh water Fishing Hall of Fame Museum in Hayward, WI. This program is supporting your conservation, hall of fame inductees, the sport of fishing, history, generations of anglers and the great outdoors. Enter for a chance to WIN a custom rod made by hall of famer Jim Grandt, who celebrates 40 years in business! The drawing is in November of 2023.

Recently deceased original Hall member Kevin Brown has requested that in lieu of flowers all memorials be sent to the Fishing Hall of Fame. Kevin was a 30 year veteran of the Chicago Police Department. Click on the button below to make your donation. Thank you.

The Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame is the international headquarters for education, recognition and promotion of fresh water sportfishing.

Our mission is to develop and maintain the Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame and its museum for the preservation and display of historical artifacts of fresh water sportfishing. We strive to conduct and maintain a program for the recognition of persons, organizations and institutions who have made significant and lasting contributions to the sport and heritage of fresh water fishing. We conduct and maintain a program for qualifying, compiling and publishing all fresh water sportfishing records. The Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame maintains a library that disseminates information and acts as the clearing house for historical and contemporary publications for the fresh water sportfishing industry. The Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame institutes programs to foster, maintain and improve our environment for future generations through promotion and education.

We have been selected as one of the best (number 5 actually) Halls of Fame in the nation.