World’s largest fishing tournament comes to Europe

Posted on May 6th, 2023

The world’s largest fishing tournament organizer has announced a licensing deal that will see its events being run in Europe.

The Major Fishing League (MLF) has signed the exclusive agreement with Lure Masters, a European tournament company, to provide anglers in six countries the chance to compete in MLF sanctioned tournaments in 2023.

MLF Central Europe, headed by Christian Biereth, CEO of Lure Masters, will run a series of tournaments for citizens or permanent residents of the host countries, with anglers advancing to the International Division at the MLF Toyota Series Championship beginning this year.

“We are thrilled to bring MLF’s world-class tournaments and broadcasting experience to enhance tournament fishing in our region,” said Biereth (above). “Our passion for fishing and commitment to providing top-notch experiences for our competitors aligns perfectly with MLF’s mission, and we are eager to bring this unique experience to the anglers of Central Europe.”

The top pro award at the Toyota Series Championship is $200,000, with an additional $35,000 Phoenix MLF Bonus for qualified anglers, and the top Strike King co-angler award is a new Phoenix 518 Pro bass boat with a 115-horsepower Mercury outboard.

The highest finishing pro from the International Division at the Toyota Series Championship will also be awarded a $10,000 bonus as well as qualification into the Tackle Warehouse Invitationals. “We are excited to bring our innovative tournament format to the passionate anglers of Central Europe,” said Dave Washburn, Vice President of Operations at MLF. “Lure Masters’ expertise and commitment to delivering exceptional fishing experiences make them the perfect partner to help us grow the sport and bring MLF’s fast-paced competition to even more fans.”

Mel Bagnall-Angling International

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