• "Do we have to try-out to join the team?"

We do not host try-outs. We encourage student of all experience and skill levels are encouraged to join.


  • "If I join, do I have to attend every event?"

Members are not required to attend events. Members select their own levels of involvement and we encourage you to attend every event that you can. However, the 35 members with the highest cumulative attendance receive Sponsorship Benefits.


  • "Does the team provide boats?"

We are unable to provide boats for members to use. The Wisconsin Fishing Team is one of over 900 registered student organizations on campus, and does not receive University funding for boats. 


  • "Do I have to wait to the beginning of the semester to join?"

Members may join at any time, even in the middle of the semester or during the summer. Please fill out the form above and you will be added to our email list.


  • "If I join, do I need to compete in tournaments?"

Members are not required to compete in tournaments. Most members do not fish competitively, however we do encourage everyone interested to try fishing competitively.


  • "Do I have to be experienced or good at fishing to join?

We encourage students of all experience and skill levels to join. Our members range from students yet to catch their first fish, to tournament fishermen aspiring to fish professionally.


  • "Does the team provide free fishing tackle?"

We cannot provide free fishing tackle to members. However, our 35 most involved members do gain access to Sponsorship Benefits, including discounted equipment from our sponsors.


  • "Who can join the team?"

Every enrolled undergraduate or graduate student at UW-Madison is eligible to join. Additionally, we waive membership dues for female students to encourage diversity.