World Fishing Network Press Release



DENVER, CO – AUG. 6, 2009 – WFN: World Fishing Network, North America’s only 24-hour fishing lifestyle network, has been named an official sponsor for one of Colorado’s most popular fishing events – the South Platte Pro-Am Carp Slam fly fishing tournament – hosted by Denver Trout Unlimited on Aug. 22, 2009. The goal of the event is to raise awareness and funds for the South Platte River as it flows through Metro Denver.

“For two years the Carp Slam has been held in relative obscurity. Thanks in no small part to World Fishing Network’s sponsorship and promotion, the Slam is receiving recognition around Colorado and the west,” said Tim “Fishman” Emery, Director South Platte Pro-Am Carp Slam. “The buzz for the 2009 event is bringing much needed attention to reclamation efforts on the Denver South Platte River. Players and volunteers are coming out of the weeds to help this year’s fund raising effort.”

The event is open to 15 amateur anglers who will be paired with professional guides from shops throughout Colorado. Teams will randomly pick beats laid out on the South Platte River in Denver. The $250 per angler participation fee includes a day of carp fishing on the South Platte, lunch/after-party at the Fuel Cafe, and the opportunity to be Denver’s Carp Slam champion.

“We commend Denver Trout Unlimited for all of their efforts including this beneficial fund raising event,” said Mark Rubinstein, President of WFN. “We have a long-history of supporting conservation groups like TU, so it is our pleasure to sponsor the event and help raise funds and provide visibility for such an important cause.”

In addition to supporting the event, WFN is providing much needed exposure for the event by advertising it on its website ( and sending a camera crew to the event to produce a feature to air on the network at a later date. Other sponsors of the event include: Trout’s Fly Shop,,, Orvis of Cherry Creek and The UPS Store. Additional information is available at

About WFN: World Fishing Network

WFN: World Fishing Network is the only 24/7 television network dedicated to all segments of fishing with programming that covers instruction, tips, tournaments, travel, food, boating, outdoor lifestyle and more. WFN’s wide-ranging programming lineup includes a selection of the best international series and the most diverse species coverage of any outdoor network. Featuring popular programs hosted by the world’s top anglers, the network also includes a variety of exclusive lifestyle shows including Hookin’ Up with Mariko Izumi and WFN’s Reel Road Trip. WFN also delivers the beauty of fishing in stunning High Definition with WFN HD, a separate network that delivers 100 percent High Definition programming 24/7.

Originally launched in December 2005, today WFN and WFN HD are available in more than 25 million households through North American cable, satellite and telecommunications distributors. In the U.S., distributors include; Charter Communications, Dish Network, GVTC, Verizon FiOS and more. Visit WFN online at

For further information contact:

Doug Drotman – WFN (631-462-1198 or


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