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August 09, 2012


by WFN: World Fishing Network

WFN: World Fishing Network is celebrating. WFN was recently added to Xfinity's Sports Entertainment Package, so now anglers all across the country can watch the only television channel dedicated to fishing shows. We're giving away 15 fishing trips in the new launch area - from Chicago to Atlanta, and down through Florida. The sweepstakes closes August 31, so don't delay.

The winners will receive:

-1 day fully guided local fishing trip for two
-$100 cash to cover meals and transportation
-WFN prize pack with exclusive WFN goodies


June 07, 2012

Olcott Beach, NY Proclaimed the Ultimate Fishing Town in America

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Wins $25,000 and a TV special from World Fishing Network

After a record number of votes were cast, Olcott Beach, New York topped the leader board in WFN: World Fishing Network's Ultimate Fishing Town contest. The town will receive a $25,000 community donation to be used toward a fishing-related project, plus a fully produced feature story to be aired on WFN, the world's only television channel dedicated to fishing programming.

During the competition this spring, now in its third year, 505 towns in the U.S. were nominated by the public on a dedicated website ( Anglers from every state showed the world why their community is a great place to fish, creating a town wall where they could upload pictures, videos and tell great fishing tales to support their nomination. The hard work began May 1st, when the nomination phase came to a close, and the public voting phase began. For the entire month, the communities behind each nomination used all their resources with local news and social media to gain the support needed to drive them to the top. A total of 329,327 votes were cast.

"The enthusiasm and pride exhibited by anglers all across the U.S. has been phenomenal," said Mark Rubinstein, President and CEO of WFN. "Providing a platform to share community spirit and personal stories is what WFN's Ultimate Fishing Town 2012 was all about. We hope anglers all over the world discovered new fishing destinations to put on their travel list."

The hamlet of Olcott Beach, NY, situated on the shores of Lake Ontario, is in an enviable position in the fishing world. The port carries an excellent reputation for trout and salmon fishing - in the lake, off the piers and up 18 Mile Creek to Burt Dam, one of the top fishing destinations in the state. Burt Dam attracts up to 50,000 anglers each fall. Located just a half-hour from Niagara Falls, this is truly an ultimate fishing town year-round.

"Winning this contest means the world to us," said Timothy Horanburg, Supervisor for the Town of Newfane. "We know we have a world-class freshwater fishery, right here in our small community on Lake Ontario, and now, that word will spread with much more credibility coming from WFN. This contest has brought together local folks, charter fishermen from all across the nation, residents that have long since left the area, and a regional effort by our local schools, civic organizations, USA Niagara Tourism and many others, all for a common cause - pride in our community and region." Plans for the donation include maximizing the enhancement of their fisheries. They will be taking suggestions from some of the sportfishing professionals that they have in the region.

The leader board for the U.S. rounded out with Waddington, NY taking second place, and Cape Hatteras, NC coming in third.

WFN's Ultimate Fishing Town 2012 contest was sponsored by SkiSafe Boating Insurance: Insurance for boaters, from boaters (

May 01, 2012

Vote for Your Ultimate Fishing Town

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Winning Towns in Both Canada and the US Each Earn $25,000 Community Donation, Feature on WFN and Tourism Boost as WFN's Ultimate Fishing Town.
Online Voting Open from May 1-31 at

The time has come for anglers to put down their fishing rods and start casting votes as the polls have officially opened in the search for WFN's Ultimate Fishing Town. A record 750 towns across the U.S. and Canada have been nominated by proud anglers who think their town is the best place to fish. One town from the U.S. and one town from Canada each receiving the most votes will earn a $25,000 community donation to be used towards fishing-related cause(s), plus a tourism boost as WFN: World Fishing Network, North America's only 24/7 fishing channel, produces a feature about fishing in their town and broadcasts it on-air and online throughout the year.
People who think they live in WFN's Ultimate Fishing Town in the U.S. or Canada can cast their vote from May 1 at 12:01 a.m. ET to May 31, at 6:00 p.m. ET at The website automatically directs U.S. and Canadian visitors to the appropriate contest. Supporters are permitted to vote once every six hours and can earn additional votes by referring a friend, listing a business or sharing on Facebook or Twitter. For the official rules, click here.
To help spread the word and encourage voting, WFN is offering a variety of social media tools at the website. The results will be announced in June at ceremonies in the two winning communities emceed by WFN's Mariko Izumi, host of Hookin' Up with Mariko Izumi.
"The popularity of WFN's Ultimate Fishing Town is growing every year as we received 50% more nominations this year despite a shorter nominating period," said Mark Rubinstein, President & CEO of WFN. "It is very clear that there are many towns in the U.S. and Canada that feel they deserve to be named WFN's Ultimate Fishing Town. It's now up to them to pull together as a community to prove it."
Last year, Chapleau, ON, and Roscoe, NY, was selected as WFN's Ultimate Fishing Town Canada and U.S. respectively. In all, more than 500 towns across North America were nominated and nearly one million votes were cast. In 2010, WFN ran its inaugural search for Canada's Ultimate Fishing Town, and Port Alberni, B.C., was the winner.
The contest is being sponsored by SkiSafe Boating Insurance: Insurance for boaters from boaters.

February 06, 2012

WFN and Megabass Team-up for Gear Giveaway Sweepstakes

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Megabass, a Getting School'd with JP DeRose sponsor, will accompany the launch of season 4 of Getting School'd, with a gear giveaway. From February 6 through March 25, anglers can enter a sweepstakes by reading DeRose's reviews of Megabass products on the gear page of the WFN website and then answering questions about the reviews at

One randomly selected entrant who successfully answers all five questions will win a Megabass prize pack valued at over $1,400 including one of each of the following items: Rod: Megabass Orochi F6-72X4 , Reel: IS-73C , Lure: Vision 110 Magnum (2pcs), Lure: Vision 110+1 (2pcs), Lure: XPOD Jr. (2pcs), Lure: XDAD (2pcs), Line: DragonCall SD4 Fluorocarbon, and a Megabass Field Cap.

Anglers looking to learn about the latest fishing gear, need look no further than Getting School'd with JP DeRose, on WFN: World Fishing Network. The fourth season of television's ultimate fishing gear show begins on Wednesday, February 8 at 7:30 pm ET, as host JP DeRose takes a look at shad-shaped crankbaits and shows viewers how to use them effectively on the water.

"We have a great season on tap for anglers who are looking for an edge to catch more fish," said DeRose. "Although we cover many different products this year, we are paying extra attention to the innovative new baits on the market. In addition to showcasing the newest products, we make sure to take them out on the water to show anglers how they work."

Here's a look at a few episodes of Getting School'd with JP DeRose Season 4. For a complete list of dates and times, visit the WFN website.

Feb. 8 - Crankbait -- Host JP DeRose takes a look at shad-shaped crankbaits and shows viewers how to use them effectively on the water.

Feb. 15 - Flipping Deep Jig - Host JP DeRose takes a look at flipping a heavy jig into deep weed and shows viewers how to use it effectively on the water.

Feb. 22 - Downsizing Baits - Host JP DeRose takes a look at downsizing your baits for pressured fish and shows viewers how to use them effectively on the water.

Feb 29 - Flipping Shallow Craw - Host JP DeRose takes a look at fishing the shallows in late Fall with big baits and shows viewers how to use them effectively on the water.

Mar. 14 - Shallow Crankbait - Host JP DeRose takes a look at fishing a shallow crankbait on transitions and shows viewers how to use them effectively on the water.

December 06, 2011

Win a $250 BPS Gift Card!


The Holidays are upon us, and while we at WFN are sure that you've all been nice, we need some help with what you'd like. Enter our What's On Your Holiday Fish List Contest by telling us what fishing gear makes it to the top of your wish list.
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