WFN: World Fishing Network partners with to Power North American Online Fishing Tournament August 25-31

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Anglers compete from favorite fishing spots to win money catching smallmouth bass.

Both of our organizations have a desire to bring the thrill of tournament fishing to the masses.

WFN: World Fishing Network and will join forces to offer anglers an Online Smallmouth Bass Fishing Tournament at from August 25-31, 2008.

"By joining forces with we can offer our viewers a unique tournament they can easily participate in," said Mark Rubenstein, President of WFN. "This is just another example of how WFN connects the 50 million anglers across North America with a variety of angling experiences."

The top prize will go to the angler who catches the largest Smallmouth Bass. As with all tournaments, the winner will be determined using licensed digital forensics software used by the FBI and CIA, along with's patent-pending technology for validating measurements. Anglers can register and submit their catch online at

Richard Shafter, founder and CEO of said, "Both of our organizations have a desire to bring the thrill of tournament fishing to the masses." Shafter added, "In an age of rising gas prices, our members appreciate the opportunity to compete in tournaments without having to haul their boats and themselves half way across the continent. They can fish almost anywhere they choose and then just submit their entries online. It's that simple." has given anglers across North America the chance to compete against each other for weekly cash prizes. With an accessible entry fee of $7/day, the tournaments have quickly become a way for recreational anglers to add more excitement, and possibly some income, to a favorite pastime. Over $175,000 has already been awarded in prize money on this site that has seen its membership numbers exploding in its first year.

WFN: World Fishing Network, part of Insight Sports, Ltd., has brought its round-the-clock fishing programming to the 50 million North American fishing enthusiasts. Covering everything from professional tournaments to travel destinations and conservation, WFN has something for everyone. It has recently been made available in High Definition through DISH Network and Verizon FiOS.


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