Leesburg to Host 2020 Fishers of Men
Stren Team Series National Championship
LEESBURG, FL (March 17, 2019) — The Greater Orlando Sports Commission, Visit Lake and the City of Leesburg will host the 2020 Fishers of Men Stren Team Series National Championship for the second time at Venetian Gardens on Florida’s Harris Chain of Lakes on March 7-14, 2020.
“We are pleased to welcome the Fishers of Men Stren Team Series National Championship back to Greater Orlando,” said Jason Siegel, CEO of the Greater Orlando Sports Commission. “The Harris Chain of Lakes is one of the most prolific big bass fisheries in Florida. With over 76,000 acres of water and beautiful spring weather, we are confident the anglers will have a positive experience in Lake County.”
The event is expected to attract 160 two-person teams over eight days, including five practice days and three competition days. The National Tournament Trail is comprised of 34 Team Series divisions, 21 Legacy Series divisions, 10 Ultimate Bass Challenge Series divisions, and 8 Weeknight Series divisions from across the eastern half of the country, which combine for over 300 tournament events annually.
"We are very excited about bringing our Stren Team Series National Championship, our biggest and most prestigious event of the season, back to the Harris Chain of Lakes, said Bobby Eads, Sr. Vice President of the Fishers of Men National Tournament Trail. “The last time we were in Leesburg with this event, not only was the fishing outstanding, but the hospitality shown to our competitors made this community one of our favorites. In addition, Lindsey McBride, Brent Nelson, and the rest of the staff at the Greater Orlando Sports Commission, as well as the staff at the Lake County Parks Department, work very hard to assist us in making our event run as smooth as possible."
As one of the largest sport fishing event organizations in the country, this will mark the 22nd edition of their National Championship. Anglers competing in March will have an opportunity to earn a share of the purse valued at approximately $140,000 in cash and prizes.
“Lake County is excited to welcome back the Fishers of Men National Championship,” said Commissioner Tim Sullivan, Chairman of the Lake County Tourist Development Council. “The abundant Harris Chain of Lakes, in particular, has increasingly become a destination for major fishing tournaments such as this one, which is projected to bring more than 300 anglers to our great county. We wish them a successful event and hope they take some time to enjoy all that Lake County has to offer, both on and off our beautiful lakes.”
For more information about the 2020 Fishers of Men Stren Team Series National Championship, visit www.fomntt.com/.
About Greater Orlando Sports Commission
GO Sports is a private, non-profit organization established to attract and manage sports-related events, conferences and activities that drive positive economic development in the City of Orlando, Lake County, Orange County, Osceola County, and Seminole County. Founded in 1993, the organization has hosted or co-hosted more than 1,300 events in the Greater Orlando area with a total economic impact exceeding $1.4 billion in spending within the community. For more information, please visit www.GreaterOrlandoSports.com.
About Visit Lake
Lake County, Florida, a.k.a. “Lake Big Bass,” is one of the top destinations for bass fishing in the United States and is located less than 30 minutes west of Orlando, Florida. The Harris Chain of Lakes, the Clermont Chain of Lakes and the St Johns River welcomes professional and recreational anglers from around the world and hosts some of the top national bass fishing events including the Big Bass Tour, FLW Tour, Major League Fishing and Bassmaster. As FLW Tour Champion and LakeBigBass.com pro-angler Tim Frederick says, "fishing in Lake County is a must for every bass angler's bucket list!" Visit LakeBigBass.com today and plan your next fishing trip.
FOM Website is gettin a new look!
Starting March 3 and going through March 5 The Fishers of Men Website will be taking on a new look. As we transition from the old website to the new one, you may experience the website being down for a period of time or links not working. Please be patient with us while we are under construction.
The 2019 Season kicks off soon. To get ahead of the curve you can pay the annual Fishers of Men Membership online!
Just fill out the form and use your PayPal account or card to pay the membership.
Individual membership $42.50
Family Membership (Everyone in your household) $62.50
Either membership entitles you to participate in any of the four FOM Series. The series include the Berkley Team Series, Shakespeare Legacy Series, Spiderwire weeknight Series, and ABU Garcia UBC Series.
Memberships are valid from January 1 thru December 31 each year.
We hope to see you on the water!
Wishing Everyone A Merry Christmas and a Happy New year from the Fishers of Men Staff!
The FOMNation will be gathering in Alpheretta, GA this weekend for the annual Leadership Conference.
The Legacy Championship is just around the corner.
Date: July 26 thru the July 28
Location: Lake Wheeler Alabama
Speaker:, Mark Rose.. The new FLW Angler of the year touring pro
Along with the 100% payback for the tournament winners an additional cash drawing will be held for all teams present during the awards.
Come and join the excitement of this event that will include lots of prizes, great food and load of fun. Don’t hesitate get your entry in today. For entry instructions and tournament details go to full schedule..
The Fishers of Men National Office is now accepting entries, from qualified teams, into the 2018 Berkley Team Series National Championship, to be held on April 12, 13, &14 on Alabama's Lake Guntersville.
2 New Series Coming in 2018
Fishers of Men is pleased to announce the formation of 2 exciting new Series for the 2018 season. The Abu Garcia UBC (Ultimate Bass Challenge) is patterned after the wildly successful Major League Fishing series. Available to a limited field, this exciting new Series will bring a whole new level of drama and excitement to Fishers of Men. With only 15 slots available in each event and priority entry given based upon the Points Standings from the previous Berkely Team season, anglers will now find it more important than ever to step up their game in their local Division so that they might earn one of these coveted slots. The Abu Garcia UBC will feature its own National Championship where the eventual Champion may take home $10,000 or even more based upon participation!
The new Berkley Weeknighter Series will give anglers in many areas a chance to get a small taste of what Fishers of Men is all about. With a super low $40 entry fee and 100% payback of paid entries at the ramp, these events are designed to expose Fishers of Men to a whole new group of anglers. These events which are tied to a Berkley Team Series Division will give anglers a chance to compete on their local body of water in a Series where anglers can get off work, come to the lake and fish in an abbreviated event. There is even the opportunity to advance to a Fishers of Men District Championship where anglers can win even bigger prizes and qualify to attend the prestigious FOM National Championship.
More details will be coming soon on both these exciting new series! Stay tuned!!!
The 2017 Stren team Series National Championship will be held on April 6, 7, and 8 at the Grand Ecore Park boat ramp in beautiful and historic Natchitoches, Louisiana. Natchitoches (pronounced: (Nack-a-tish), is a quiet, picturesque small town on the Red River. With lots of history and plenty of attractions and restaurants to keep visitors busy and well fed. It's a favorite getaway spot for many. It's also the home of Northwestern State University. It has been made possible for Fishers of Men to bring the Stren Team Series National Championship to Natchitoches by Mayor Lee Posey, and the efforts of one of the leaders in the community, Steve Graf. They have worked very hard on bringing this event to town. The leadership team of Fishers of Men is very pleased and excited about the energy that is being put into making it a great event. The tournament field will be made up of 171 of the best teams in the Stren Team Series from all over the United States. They have all qualified for the event by either winning the points championship in their division or finishing well at one of the eleven District Championship tournaments. Only the teams listed on the tournament details page will be eligible to enter. In the event a qualifying team is unable to attend the championship, the next team in line to qualify behind them will added to the list and will be invited. All of the information for the event and entry instructions can be found in the tournament details for that tournament in the schedule on the website.