This is Who We Are
The Fairfield Glade Bass Club is a group of people who are interested in bass fishing on many of the eleven lakes within the Glade.
Fairfield Glade is an exceptional fishing area, with 11 separate lakes and streams to explore. The two largest lakes, Dartmoor and St. George, both feature marinas where boats can be stored, launched, and rented to members. Dams, creeks, streams and ponds offer further fishing opportunities.
Our Purpose and Conduct
Club Purpose: To stimulate awareness of bass fishing as a major sport. To offer our state conservation department (TWRA) and the Fairfield Glade Biologist and Lakes Committee our organized support and encouragement. To improve the fishing experience on Fairfield Glade’s lakes by financial support from the Club Fisheries Management Fund and by volunteer support of habitat improvement and stocking efforts. To promote full adherence to all conservation codes and sound conservation practices. To detect and report any polluter or fish and game law violator and call attention to those crimes. To improve our skills as bass anglers through a friendly exchange of knowledge and shared love of this great recreation.
Code of Conduct: As members of the Fairfield Glade Bass Club, we commit ourselves to support the purposes and projects of the Club and to follow the rules that we have collectively agreed upon.
In addition, we commit ourselves to:
- Remember that the primary purpose of the tournaments is to enjoy fishing and improve our bass fishing skills and those of our partners.
- Participate in one or more Bass Club projects, including serving as an officer, July 4th Kids’ Fishing Tournament, minnow stocking, structure placement, or other activities the Club may support.
- Observe sound catch and release practices including ensuring that our live wells are clean and operating properly and exercising care in our handling of all fish.
- When culling, avoid releasing dead fish into the lake and bring any dead fish that are not to be weighed to the ramp for proper disposal.
- Share bass fishing knowledge and techniques with our partners and other Club members.
- Show courtesy to other boats by allowing at least thirty (30) yards from other boats.
- Avoid trolling with the main engine or high speed trolling with an electric trolling motor.
- Leave the lakes as clean or cleaner than we found them by preventing any cans or other trash, discarded fishing line, or lures from entering the lake and where practical removing such items left by others.
- Ease the scheduling task of the Tournament Director by timely registering for tournaments and promptly reporting any change or cancellation.
- Be willing to wait for up to fifteen (15) minutes or return to the dock to pick up a late partner.
- Assist each other, especially those with physical limitations, in boarding, launching or loading boats.
- Take personal responsibility for safety during tournaments, including carrying emergency notification information. Wear our life jacket when weather or water conditions are hazardous or our physical condition is such that balance, agility, or ability to survive a fall into the water is impaired. Respect the right of the boat owner to require the wearing of your life jacket while in his boat.
Meetings are held at 7:00 p.m. on the last Thursday of each month, January through September, at:
The Community Church,
521 Snead Drive
Fairfield Glade, TN
- Annual membership dues are $25.00, of which $10.00 goes to the Fisheries Management Fund and $15.00 goes to the General Fund for Club operating expenses
- Meetings are held at 7:00 p.m. on the last Thursday of each month, January through September, at Fairfield Glade Community Church 521Snead Drive. (Locations may vary due to Covid-19 restrictions. Call for location).
- Tournaments are held approximately every two weeks during March through early October. The tournament schedule is proposed by the Club officers and voted on by the membership before the season begins. (See Tournament Rules for additional details.)
- Cash prizes are awarded for individual tournaments throughout the year, and a trophy is awarded for the big fish in each tournament.
- A fish-off is held in October of each year among members who have qualified by meeting attendance, tournament participation, and support of Club activities. (See Fish-off Rules for additional details.)
- Trophies are awarded at an annual banquet in October based on a point system for determining the best anglers of the year, and trophies and cash prizes are awarded for the fish-off.
- A Fisheries Management fund is maintained by the Club to be used for actions to improve fishing in FFG lakes. The fund is supported by $10.00 from the annual membership dues and donations by the members and public.
- Throughout the year, the Club works to improve fish habitat in FFG lakes by placing structure and stocking forage fish in cooperation with the FFG Biologist and Lakes Committee.
- The Club also supports the FFG July 4th Kid’s Tournament and other efforts to help children learn and enjoy fishing.
- Decisions of the club, including financial decisions and changes to these operating procedures or tournament and fish-off rules will be by a simple majority vote of members present at regular meetings or at any special meeting, provided members are given notice of the time, place, and purpose of the meeting at least 72 hours in advance.