Membership Application/Renewal with waiver ( DOC | PDF )

Join now and…

  • Receive 12 Acute Angler Newsletters (click to see past issues)
  • Participate in GOFC events (About Events | Calendar)
  • Receive a $10.00 Sea Tow discount on yearly memberships
  • Receive 5% off sporting goods at Alachua Farm & Lumber
  • Receive 10% off from any service from Rub a Dub Dub Cleaning Service
  • Instantly become a better angler
  • Learn secret fishing spots
  • Become a better seafood chef
  • Avoid costly errors by learning from fellow members
  • Spend quality time with friends and family…

Still not sure if you want to join?

Check us out. Attend a meeting, or two, to decide if you would like to join. More information about us.

How to Join

Anyone interested in saltwater fishing may join the GOFC. Annual dues are only $50 – this covers the entire family. New members that join after July 1 get their dues prorated to $25 for the family, and students can join for only $25 year-round! Join at one of our monthly meetings, or simply complete our NEW MEMBERSHIP/RENEWAL form (see below) and mail it to the GOFC Treasurer. Please make your check payable to GOFC.

Debby Knopf, Treasurer
Gainesville Offshore Fishing Club
5200 NW 43rd Street
Suite 102-120
Gainesville, FL 32606

Contact Debby at

Renewals are due by the January meeting.

New: Online Application

Fill out the below form to join and pay online. After filling out the form, you will be provided a link to pay for your memebrship via PayPal.

  • Please list a spouse or partner, or any children under the age of 18, that you would like added to your membership
  • Waiver of Liability:

    GOFC sponsors a number of on the water activities for its members. All Club members are responsible for their safety and the safety of their vessel and passengers. An organized GOFC activity, such as a Tournament, is not an endorsement by the GOFC of safe conditions for any particular vessel. A member must determine the conditions for which his/her vessel can be operated safely and restrict his/her vessel’s use to those conditions. The GOFC also sponsors activities on shore, such as banquets. These activities are for the purpose of recreation for members. Participation by members is voluntary and shall be covered by this waiver.

    Having read and understood the above information, I, for myself, my family (as recognized by the GOFC for this membership), personal representatives, heirs and executors, release and forever discharge the Gainesville Offshore Fishing Club and its Board Members and Officers, event organizers, sponsors, and other participants of all liabilities, claims, damages, costs or expenses for bodily injury, death or property damages, which I may have against them arising out of or in any way connected with my participation in these GOFC activities, including but not limited to, all risks, known and unknown, without regard to whether they are inherent in participating in an on the water or on shore event. I understand that this release is an unconditional, full and general release, which includes all claims whether caused by the gross or simple negligence, action or inaction of any of the released parties. I also hereby assume responsibility for guests on my boat who are not GOFC Members when these guests are with me for a GOFC on the water event. I understand that I will provide for their safety and wellbeing during GOFC events and that the GOFC is not in any way liable for their harm or injuries.

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