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North Carolina Wildlife Commission Presents Angler with Lifetime Fishing License

North Carolina Wildlife Commission Presents Angler with Lifetime Fishing License

RALEIGH, NC July 11, 2014 — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, along with Neuse Sport Shop and the N.C. Council of Trout Unlimited, presented Riley Halstead, of Pilot Mountain, with a lifetime freshwater fishing license at the agency’s business meeting in Raleigh yesterday. Riley, 7, received her lifetime license as part of a statewide drawing for participants in 39 kids’ “Fish for Fun” events, which were in held in May and June in celebration of National Fishing and Boating Week 2014. The Wildlife Commission also drew names for fishing-related prizes to send to 322 other young anglers across the state — from rods and reels and tackle boxes courtesy of Neuse Sport Shop to mini tackle boxes, T-shirts and fishing […]

PENN Battalion Surf and Inshore Rods

PENN Battalion Surf and Inshore Rods

PENN Excellence, Quality Components for $100 COLUMBIA, SC July 11, 2014 – The passion of those that seek tailing redfish or rolling tarpon or even stripers busting on bunkers just off the beach is what forms the inspiration behind the new PENN® Battalion™ inshore and surf rod series. Long casts into churning breakers require more than just a lengthy rod. The Battalion series offers seven surf spinning models in lengths from 8 to 12 feet and four conventional models in 10- to 12-foot lengths. The lightweight and thin diameter two-piece graphite composite blank provides the ideal flex and combination of sensitivity and pulling power that is necessary when casting and fighting fish all day. All models feature unique sculpted grips […]

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Sebile Pivot Frog

Sebile Pivot Frog

Wide Gap Single-Hook Design Equals More Hook Ups COLUMBIA, SC July 10, 2014 – Fishing a frog can be tricky. Either the angler waits too long and the bass spits it or the hook set is too early, and the fish is missed entirely. The new Sebile® Pivot Frog™ is designed to decrease the likelihood of missed or lost fish. Sebile’s Pivot Frog brings innovation to the hollow frog category. Fish it in open water or in the slop, working the bait while pausing intermittently. With traditional two-hook systems, the hooks leave little room between the frog’s body and hook points, resulting in weak or missed hook sets. Sebile’s Pivot Frog features a soft body designed to collapse on the […]

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Shakespeare Wild Series: Rods and Combos for Adventurous Anglers

Shakespeare Wild Series: Rods and Combos for Adventurous Anglers

COLUMBIA, SC July 10, 2014 – Get ready to answer the call of the wild. Rugged, dependable and always looking for the next adventure, Shakespeare’s new Wild Series™ is lightweight, functional and loaded with great features at a value price. The Shakespeare® Wild Series includes 16 specifically tailored combos for walleye, trout, panfish, salmon/steelhead, catfish and flyfishing. Each rod features a 100 percent graphite rod, lightweight, stainless-steel guides and Hybrid Tech Grips (HTG™). Reels feature a five-bearing system that is silky smooth. Adding to the adventure-packed Wild Series’ lightweight, functional features, the reel has a durable aluminum spool and handle with soft-touch knob that performs under the most rigorous conditions. Salmon/steelhead and catfish models offer a carbon-fiber drag system while […]

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MarineMax Takes On the Wrightsville Beach Inshore Challenge

MarineMax Takes On the Wrightsville Beach Inshore Challenge

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC July 10, 2014 – MarineMax Wrightsville Beach announced today that the MarineMax Fishing Team will be a sponsor for the 2014 Wrightsville Beach Inshore Challenge, one of the Fisherman’s Post Inshore Tournament Trail events. The MarineMax Fishing Team will also be competing in the tournament as one of the MarineMax Saltwater Series of tournaments on their new Sailfish 2100 Bay Boat. ”The Wrightsville event will be held July 18-19, several weeks later in the year than previous events which used to be hosted in late May. Our hope is that the later date means a better flounder bite for the participating anglers—more anglers catching more and bigger fish,” explained Max Gaspeny of the Fisherman’s Post in the tournament’s […]

Penn Battle II Spinning Reel

Penn Battle II Spinning Reel

Improving A Best Seller COLUMBIA, SC July 9, 2014 – The popularity of the PENN® Battle® spinning reel continues to grow as anglers recognize the durability and fishability found in this finely crafted reel. Inspired by design innovations made possible through new technology, PENN introduces the improved Battle II. Included in the improvements is line management. PENN added line capacity rings to let the angler know when the spool is properly filled. This ensures that the casts are not subject to excess line stripping from the spool, resulting in improved castability. The Battle II has enhanced corrosion resistance due to the improvements of using five sealed bearings and one anti-reverse bearing. The Battle II incorporates keyed carbon fiber washers in […]

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Abu Garcia Fantasista Regista

Abu Garcia Fantasista Regista

Stretching the Limits of Sensitivity, Balance and Power COLUMBIA, SC July 9, 2014– Dominate the water with style. At the forefront of meeting the demands of competitive anglers worldwide, Abu Garcia® introduces the new high-performance Fantasista™ Regista™ series of rods that are a perfect match for high-end Revo® reels. The Fantasista rods are constructed using unique Tetra axial carbon construction. This special carbon wrapping process provides incredible strength and sensitivity in a lightweight design. On the water, this translates into exceptional bite detection and superior castability. Generously equipped with Fuji skeletal reel seat and Fuji® Titanium Alconite K guides, the Fantasista surpasses what anglers once thought possible from a rod. A micro-guide system allows anglers to increase casting distance while […]

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NC Wildlife Commission Announces July 4 as Free Fishing Day

NC Wildlife Commission Announces July 4 as Free Fishing Day

RALEIGH, NC June 16, 2014 — On July 4, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission invites anglers and would-be anglers of all ages to go fishing — for free. From 12:01 a.m. until 11:59 p.m., everyone in North Carolina — resident and non-residents alike — can fish in any public body of water, including coastal waters, without purchasing a fishing license or additional trout fishing privilege. Although no fishing license is required, all other fishing regulations, such as size and creel limits and lure restrictions, still apply. To give anglers a better chance of catching fish, the Commission stocks a variety of fish in waters across the state — including trout and channel catfish. The agency also provides access to fishing […]

Experience Trailer Set for Denny Dennis

Experience Trailer Set for Denny Dennis

Redesigned Berkley Trailer offers attendees better experience COLUMBIA, SC June 9, 2014 – The Berkley Experience trailer is headed to Fenton, Mo., and the Denny Dennis Sporting Goods store. Consumers are encouraged to flock to arrive at the store June 12 – 14. The trailer will be on hand to entertain and offer great deals to consumers. Each year the Berkley Experience Trailers to bring new and exciting things to consumers. This year is no different, redesigning the entire trailer for a better experience all around. In its 9th consecutive year, the Berkley Experience is on the road giving families the full Berkley experience. Initially, consumers will notice the difference with a brand new wrap on the exterior and a […]

CofC Cougars Finish Seventh at Coed Dinghy National Championship

CofC Cougars Finish Seventh at Coed Dinghy National Championship

ST. MARY’S CITY, MD June 8, 2014 – The No. 5-ranked College of Charleston coed sailing team placed seventh overall and eight points shy of a Top-5 finish at the Gill Coed Dinghy National Championship hosted by St. Mary’s College of Maryland. The Cougars, defending national champions in the event, tallied 269 points in the 18-field, two-division championship regatta. No. 2-ranked Yale won this year’s national title and the Henry A. Morss Memorial Trophy with 121 points followed by No. 4 Georgetown (209 points) in second, Boston College (254 points) in third, No. 1 Stanford (260 points) in fourth, Tufts University (261 points) in fifth and Old Dominion (264 points) in sixth.   Sophomore Jake Reynolds (San Diego, Calif.) skippered […]