Benefits of membership...

  • Receive 12 Acute Angler Newsletters (click to see past issues)
  • Participate in GOFC tournaments and 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 $60 - this covers the entire family. New members that join after July 1 get their dues prorated to $30 for the family, and students can join for only $30 year-round! Join by completing the information form and liability waiver below.  Dues may be paid online using the PayPal link that appears after the form is submitted.

If you prefer ink and paper, the new member application/renewal form and waiver can be downloaded in Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat PDF format by clicking one of these links: ( DOC | PDF ).  Completed forms and payments may be given to the club treasurer at one of the monthly meetings or mailed to the address below.

Please make checks payable to "GOFC".

Mailing Address:
Gainesville Offshore Fishing Club
5200 NW 43rd Street
Suite 102-120
Gainesville, FL 32606

Questions regarding payments may be emailed to

Renewals are due by the January meeting.

New/Renewing Member Information Form and Waiver:

Dues may be paid online using the PayPal link that will appear after you complete this form below and click "Submit".

If you have already paid dues, but wish to submit a waiver of liability online, complete the form below and click "Submit" then simply ignore the PayPal link.

  • 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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