14 Mar 2011

IGFA and WFN Team up for a new show to visit Fiji

WFN and the IGFA Join Forces to Take Anglers to the World's Greatest Fishing Destinations

IGFA Saltwater Adventures on WFN Begins 13 Episode Run in April 2011

DENVER, CO. – DEC.6, 2010 – A pair of fishing industry leaders, WFN: World Fishing Network, North America’s only 24-hour television network and the International Game Fish Association (IGFA), the leading authority on angling pursuits and the keeper of the most current world record fishing catches, are teaming up to present IGFA Saltwater Adventures – a 30-minute weekly fishing travel show airing on WFN beginning in April 2011.

Hosted by popular television fishing personality Bill Boyce, IGFA Saltwater Adventures will be presented in stunning high-definition. The show will take viewers to some of the world’s premiere saltwater fishing locations including; the Bahamas, California, Costa Rica, Fiji, the Florida Keys, Mexico, New York, Panama, Seychelles, St. Thomas & St. Lucia. Viewers will live vicariously through Boyce as he stays at the best resorts, visit the local hot spots, and goes on the water for a memorable fishing adventure.

WFN marketing partners for this new series include; Fox International Rods & Reels, WFL Lures, Western Filament Fishing Line, Aftco Clothing and Accessories, Reactor Watches, King Sailfish Mounts, and Plano – makers of travel gear and tackle boxes.

“Each week, viewers will be go on a spectacular saltwater fishing vacation at some of the world’s best resorts in just 30-minutes and in stunning high-definition from the comfort of their couches,” said Corey Russell, VP of Programming and Production at WFN. “The combination of WFN, the IGFA, our spectacular resort partners and our host Bill Boyce, will make IGFA Saltwater Adventures a memorable trip every week.”

Boyce has been active in the angling, conservation, and journalistic aspect of sport fishing his entire life. After 16 years as a fisheries biologist, his career took a turn when interest in his underwater photographs exploded. Now a photojournalist in the sport fishing industry, his underwater video talents have been used in Michael Fowlkes Productions Inside Sportfishing and with many filming expeditions with Guy Harvey, and the B.B.C. Bill hosted the World Class Sport Fishing series, and then created his own production company, directing, producing, and hosting the TELLY Award winning TV series, IGFA Angler’s Digest. Boyce has been a long standing representative of the IGFA since 1996, and a board member of the NCMC since 2007.

“All of us here at IGFA are very excited about this unique fishing show”, said Mike Myatt, Chief Operating Officer at the IGFA. “WFN has created a platform that will highlight great fishing, the world’s premier destinations and excellent corporate partners coupled with Bill’s infectious passion and knowledge of the sport; we anticipate many years of success with this series.”

The International Game Fish Association (IGFA) is the leading authority on angling pursuits worldwide. The organization operates the IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame in Dania Beach, FL. and is committed to the conservation of game fish and the promotion of responsible and ethical angling practices through science, education, rule making and record keeping.

About WFN: World Fishing Network
Originally launched in December 2005, today WFN and WFN HD are available in more than 20 million households through North American cable, satellite and telecommunications distributors. For more information, visit www.WorldFishingNetwork.com.