(Mar 2, 2016 - Little Rock, AR)
FLW, the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, announced today that they have partnered with Wing Media Group to debut a new television program, “FLW Arkansas”, which will premiere this fall in the Little Rock television market. The eight-episode program, presented by Superior Auto Group, will showcase the FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Arkie division events along with the Costa FLW Series tournament on Lake Dardanelle.
The show will premiere on April 9th, showcasing the March 5th BFL tournament on Lake Ouachita. New episodes of “FLW Arkansas” will debut approximately one month after the tournament takes place. The shows will air Saturday afternoons at 4:30 p.m. on CW-affiliate KARZ and re-air the following Monday at 5:30 a.m. on Fox-affiliate KLRT. The show will be hosted by Carlton Wing, who has previous experience as a news anchor at Little Rock’s KARK and as host of the “FLW” national television show.
“As a native Arkansan, I am personally thrilled for the opportunity to produce ‘FLW Arkansas’,” Wing said. “Viewers will get to see the best anglers in the state competing in the nation’s best tournament organization. The educational component will help everyone enjoy the great fishing that we have here in the Natural State.”
Tournaments that will be showcased on “FLW Arkansas” are:
• March 5 – Lake Ouachita, Hot Springs, Ark. (BFL)
• April 2 – Lake Dardanelle, Russellville, Ark. (Costa FLW Series)
• April 23 – Degray Lake, Arkadelphia, Ark. (BFL)
• June 4 – Lake Ouachita, Hot Springs, Ark. (BFL)
• July 9 – Lake Dardanelle, Russellville, Ark. (BFL)
• August 27 – Lake Dardanelle, Russellville, Ark. (BFL)
• October 27 – Lake Dardanelle, Russellville, Ark. (BFL Regional)
“At Superior Auto Group we have always had a great relationship with the men and women of Arkansas who love being outside. We are thrilled to support the Arkansas area anglers in our mutual passion for the outdoors,” said Poncho Redfern, Area Vice President of Superior Auto Group.
“We’re excited to feature our Arkansas FLW anglers and tournaments in a unique, new format,” said Patterson Leeth, FLW Vice President of Marketing.
“Our national television show showcases the best anglers in the world on the Walmart FLW Tour, but “FLW Arkansas” will allow viewers an in-depth look at the best anglers in their home state and educate them on fishing the waters available in their local communities.”
The entire eight-episode season of “FLW Arkansas” will re-air in consecutive weeks this fall. The show will air at least 32 times through the end of the year.
FLW offers anglers of all skill levels the opportunity to compete for millions in prize money across the globe in five tournament circuits, four of which offer a path to the most lucrative tournament in professional bass fishing – the Forrest Wood Cup. Anglers of all skill levels and backgrounds compete in FLW tournaments. From the grizzled veterans on the FLW Tour to the amateur co-angler who is fishing in his first BFL, FLW offers anglers the chance to compete against their peers in a professionally-run tournament setting. Young or old, male or female, no matter who you are or what your background is, FLW has a tournament for everyone.
FLW is the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, providing anglers of all skill levels the opportunity to compete for millions in prize money in 2016 across five tournament circuits. Headquartered in Benton, Kentucky, with offices in Minneapolis, FLW conducts more than 235 bass-fishing tournaments annually across the United States and sanctions tournaments in Canada, China, Mexico and South Korea. FLW tournament fishing can be seen on the Emmy-nominated “FLW" television show, broadcast to more than 564 million households worldwide, while FLW Bass Fishing magazine delivers cutting-edge tips from top pros.