Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Top 20 Finalists Selected in WFN: World Fishing Network's Search for the Ultimate Fishing Town USA Presented by Eagle Claw

/PRNewswire/ -- After a nationwide vote for more than 300 towns across the USA, 20 have earned a spot in the final round of voting for WFN's Ultimate Fishing Town USA which begins today. Online voting at closes May 31 and the winner will be announced in June at a ceremony in the winning community.

In addition to national recognition, the top town will earn a $25,000 community donation for fishing-related cause(s), 10 WaveSpin Reels and a feature about their town, airing on WFN: World Fishing Network, North America's only 24/7 fishing channel. The second and third place communities will earn a $5,000 and $2,500 donations respectively.

The Top 20 towns are: Annapolis, MD; Bainbridge, GA; Baudette, MN; Boulder Junction, WI; Bradford, PA; Denver, CO; Destin, FL; Florence, AL; Gladstone, MI; Gold Beach, OR; Grand Isle, LA; Hartsel, CO; Homer, AK; Kissimmee, FL; Richmond Hill, GA; Roscoe, NY; Seward, AK ; Waddington, NY; Winthrop Harbor, IL; and Zapata, TX.

"We were overwhelmed with the heartwarming photos, videos and stories sent in support of more than 300 towns," said Shauna Gosevitz, Sr. Director of Marketing for WFN. "Communities with barely 1,000 residents earned a spot alongside highly populated cities, underscoring the unique spirit and camaraderie of anglers from destinations both large and small. It is now up to the voters to determine WFN's Ultimate Fishing Town USA ."

The promotion is being supported by Eagle Claw, proud manufacturers of fishing gear and tackle in the USA since 1925 and WaveSpin Reels, the only reel with a tangle-free guarantee. Charter Communications is supporting the contest through multiple marketing tactics. In addition, Knology will promote WFN's Ultimate Fishing Town USA in various markets and AT&T u-verse will be supporting the contest by broadcasting promo spots on their barker channel.


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