Contest launched to increase fishing participation

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November 20th, 2008

ALEXANDRIA, VA – World Fishing Network (WFN) is kicking off an Anglers’ Legacy contest to help increase participation in boating and fishing, the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) announced today.

Visitors to are encouraged to “Take the Pledge” and make a promise to introduce at least one newcomer to fishing. The contest encourages both new and current Anglers’ Legacy Ambassadors to share their stories about introducing newcomers to the sport for a chance to win a personalized TV spot on WFN and WFN HD.

“We encourage our Anglers’ Legacy Ambassadors to submit their stories, pictures and even videos about sharing the legacy of boating and fishing,” said RBFF President & CEO Frank Peterson. “We know our Ambassadors are committed to the cause. We look forward to hearing these inspiring stories and signing on new boaters and anglers to the program.”

WFN’s judges will be evaluating entries based on passion, creativity and commitment to the cause. Visitors to can submit essays or videos and link to the full contest rules. All entries must be received no later than Jan. 7, 2009. WFN will provide four grand prize winners with their very own 30-second Anglers’ Legacy TV spots on WFN & WFN HD, including airfare and hotel accommodations.

“We feel it’s the responsibility of the nation’s 44 million anglers and all of us in the industry to support initiatives that get more people on the water fishing,” said WFN President Mark Rubinstein. “We look forward to using our multimedia platform to support Anglers’ Legacy and encourage all anglers to introduce at least one newcomer to fishing.”

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