LEESBURG, FL (March 16, 2019) — The Greater Orlando Sports Commission, Visit Lake and the City of Leesburg will host the 2020 Fishers of Men Stren Team Series National Championship for the second time at Venetian Gardens on Florida’s Harris Chain of Lakes on March 7-14, 2020.
“We are pleased to welcome the Fishers of Men Stren Team Series National Championship back to Greater Orlando,” said Jason Siegel, CEO of the Greater Orlando Sports Commission. “The Harris Chain of Lakes is one of the most prolific big bass fisheries in Florida. With over 76,000 acres of water and beautiful spring weather, we are confident the anglers will have a positive experience in Lake County.”
The event is expected to attract 160 two-person teams over eight days, including five practice days and three competition days. The National Tournament Trail is comprised of 34 Team Series divisions, 21 Legacy Series divisions, 10 Ultimate Bass Challenge Series divisions, and eight Weeknight Series divisions from across the eastern half of the country, which combine for over 300 tournament events annually.
“We are very excited about bringing our Stren Team Series National Championship, our biggest and most prestigious event of the season, back to the Harris Chain of Lakes, said Bobby Eads, Sr. Vice President of the Fishers of Men National Tournament Trail. “The last time we were in Leesburg with this event, not only was the fishing outstanding, but the hospitality shown to our competitors made this community one of our favorites. In addition, Lindsey McBride, Brent Nelson, and the rest of the staff at the Greater Orlando Sports Commission, as well as the staff at the Lake County Parks Department, work very hard to assist us in making our event run as smooth as possible.”
As one of the largest sport fishing event organizations in the country, this will mark the 22nd edition of their National Championship. Anglers competing in March will have an opportunity to earn a share of the purse valued at approximately $140,000 in cash and prizes.
“Lake County is excited to welcome back the Fishers of Men National Championship,” said Commissioner Tim Sullivan, Chairman of the Lake County Tourist Development Council. “The abundant Harris Chain of Lakes, in particular, has increasingly become a destination for major fishing tournaments such as this one, which is projected to bring more than 300 anglers to our great county. We wish them a successful event and hope they take some time to enjoy all that Lake County has to offer, both on and off our beautiful lakes.”
For more information about the 2020 Fishers of Men Stren Team Series National Championship, visit www.fomntt.com/ or contact Lindsey McBride at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Greater Orlando Sports Commission
GO Sports is a private, non-profit organization established to attract and manage sports-related events, conferences and activities that drive positive economic development in the City of Orlando, Lake County, Orange County, Osceola County, and Seminole County. Founded in 1993, the organization has hosted or co-hosted more than 1,300 events in the Greater Orlando area with a total economic impact exceeding $1.4 billion in spending within the community. For more information, please visit www.GreaterOrlandoSports.com.
About Visit Lake
Lake County, Florida, a.k.a. “Lake Big Bass,” is one of the top destinations for bass fishing in the United States and is located less than 30 minutes west of Orlando, Florida. The Harris Chain of Lakes, the Clermont Chain of Lakes and the St Johns River welcomes professional and recreational anglers from around the world and hosts some of the top national bass fishing events including the Big Bass Tour, FLW Tour, Major League Fishing and Bassmaster. As FLW Tour Champion and LakeBigBass.com pro-angler Tim Frederick says, “fishing in Lake County is a must for every bass angler’s bucket list!” Visit LakeBigBass.com today and plan your next fishing trip.