USA XVI Black Bass World Championship

The United States Angling Confederation and Capital City Lake Murray Country will host the 2022 16th Annual Black Bass World Championship in Columbia, South Carolina on Lake Murray. The venue of Lake Murray is a world-class bass fishery proven many times by the number of top-level professional bass tournaments hosted there. The southern charm of Columbia, SC, and the surrounding area will welcome all international attendees and provide many cherished memories. This world championship is sanctioned by FIPSed International Federation of Fish Sports Freshwater.

25 Participating Countries:
Australia, Philippines, Canada, Portugal, Columbia, Puerto Rica, Costa Rica, Romania, Croatia, Serbia, Dominican Republic, South Africa, El Salvador, South Korea, Eswatini, Spain, Germany, United States, Italy, Venezuela, Japan, Zambia, Laos, Zimbabwe, Mexico

Event Breakdown: October 16-22, 2022

Sunday, October 16, 2022
Youth Angling Day
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM at Columbia Canal and Riverfront Park
Join us for “Youth Angling Day” at the Columbia Canal and Riverfront Park and kick off the XVI Black Bass World Championship!
Cost: Free *Open to children of all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Learn to fish from the pros
Meet the USA Bass Team including Scott Martin, Jacob Wheeler, and more
Visit stations by SCDNR, USAngling, Scouts of America, and more.
Learn Casting, how to ID a fish, knot tying, and more
Take your photo with PAW Patrol’s Sky & Marshall
Meet Woodsy Owl from the US Forest Service
Food Trucks & Vendors

Monday, October 17, 2022
Arrivals, Opening Dinner Gala
7:45 PM: Parade of Nations
8:00 – 10:00 PM: Opening Ceremony, Gala Dinner, Symposium Speaker, Team Photos*
*Invite only (If you are a member of the media email for more information)

Tuesday, October 18, 2022
Day 1 Practice

Wednesday, October 19, 2022
Day 2 Practice

Thursday, October 20, 2022
Day 1 Competition
8:00 AM: Start fishing – Launch by boat number
4:00 PM: End fishing – walk weigh-in MLF stage

Friday, October 21, 2022
Day 2 Competition / Weigh-In Concert at Dreher Island State Park*
8:00 AM: Start fishing – Launch by boat number
4:00 PM: End fishing – walk weigh-in MLF stage
5:30 PM: CCLMC Concert – Country Music concert with Cody Webb
Cheer on the anglers as they go for gold and grab dinner from one of the food trucks – make sure you stop by and visit the vendors.
*There is a $5 park entry fee at Dreher Island

Saturday, October 22, 2022
Day 3 Competition / Awards Dinner Gala
8:00 AM Start fishing – Launch by boat number
4:00 PM End fishing – walk weigh-in MLF stage
5:00 PM Photos of winners on the MFL stage
8:00 PM – 10:00 PM Awards Dinner Gala*
Speakers, Recognitions, Awards, Photos, Official closing by FIPSed and Organizer
*Invite only (If you are a member of the media email for more information)

Dreher Island State Park spans three islands and provides access to Lake Murray. It has long been a popular location and launching spot for major national fishing tournaments. The Championship will use Dreher Island State Park for launches, boat starts, refueling, and MLF stage & weigh-in. Thank you to South Carolina State Parks and Capital City Lake Murray

Major League Fishing will provide the staging and weigh-in station for the championship. MLF is the premier tournament-fishing organization that provides unparalleled fishing resources for our anglers, sponsors and fans. MLF is committed to providing a lifestyle experience that is the best in fishing. Join us on Dreher Islands for the weigh-ins

Host hotels:
DoubleTree by Hilton Columbia
Call (803) 731-0300

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