Bass Pro Shops & Cabela’s
Partnership comes as anglers prepare for 2019 season


NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. (January 2, 2018) – Abu Garcia and Berkley join the National Walleye Tour Presented by Bass Pro Shops & Cabela’s as sponsors for the upcoming 2019 season. The partnership comes as the NWT prepares for the next season, which kicks off at Red Wing, Minnesota, on May 2, 2019.


“Abu Garcia and Berkley are two of the most iconic brands in fishing,” said Anthony Wright, NWT tournament director. “From their high-quality rods and reels to their productive hard and soft baits, terminal tackle and durable line, their products can be found in just about any of our anglers’ boats. We welcome them to the NWT family and thank them for their support.”


Abu Garcia and Berkley offer a wide selection of quality fishing products to help anglers catch and land more fish. Both brands strive to lead the industry in research and development, and product innovation to produce top-quality fishing gear for both weekend and competitive anglers.


“The NWT is the ideal platform to showcase Abu Garcia and Berkley products,” said Jon Schlosser, Vice President of Marketing for Berkley and Abu Garcia. “The NWT attracts the top walleye anglers from across the nation and this is a great opportunity to get feedback on our product lines. We look forward to this partnership and to a successful 2019 season.”


The National Walleye Tour Presented by Bass Pro Shops & Cabela’s includes unmatched television and media coverage, allowing a national audience to watch the action unfold from each event throughout the season. Airing on multiple networks, the NWT will be seen on the Pursuit Channel, CBS Sports Network, Fox Sports Net North, Comcast Chicago SportsNet, WildTV Canada and the World Fishing Network.


For more details, anglers are encouraged to call 612-424-0708 or 501-317-7548 or check out the new website at From here, site visitors can register for events, view the contingency programs and TV schedule and learn more about what’s in-store for 2019.


2019 NWT scheduled events:


May 2-3 – Red Wing, Minn.
May 30-31 – Marinette, Wis.
July 25-26 – Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.

Championship – September 11-13 – Devils Lake, N.D.


About Pure Fishing, Inc.

Pure Fishing, Inc. is a leading global provider of fishing tackle, lures, rods and reels with a portfolio of brands that includes Abu Garcia®, All Star®, Berkley®, Chub™, Fenwick®, Gulp!®, Hardy & Greys™, Hodgman®, Johnson™, Mitchell®, PENN®, Pflueger®, Sébile®, Shakespeare®, SpiderWire®, Stren®, Trilene® and Ugly Stik®. Pure Fishing, Inc. operates in 22 countries with a dedicated workforce conversant in 28 languages.