Berkley Big Bass Lake Murray Challenge is announced!
The 1st Annual Berkley Big Bass Lake Murray Challenge is set for Oct. 2. The location of the inaugural event will be at Billy Dreher Island State Park.
The competition day consists of six one-hour periods where anglers can weigh-in their single largest fish. Each hour an angler can bring one fish to the scales to try and stay in the running for a chance to receive one of the five, hourly cash awards.
Over $18,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded during the event, which includes the hourly prizes and grand prize – guaranteed payouts regardless of field size. The exclusive aspect of this tournament is that only Berkley baits can be used during the challenge.
The Berkley Experience trailer, a 60-foot event center, will be on site from Friday at 2:00 PM until the final weigh-in and awards on Saturday. The trailer features Interactive presentation screens, educational seminars on line selection, reel maintenance, rod selection and selecting the right bait, a knot tying station and competition, bait demonstration tanks and many other fun elements designed to help the angers Catch More Fish. The Experience trailer will also have a good selection of Berkley baits for sale, if anglers have not already stocked up for the tournament.
The first 25 anglers under the age of 15 will receive a Shakespeare Catch More Fish Kit valued at $29.99.
Get more information, rules, and event particulars. For additional information, please contact Andrew Marks. The S.C. Department of Natural Resources has partnered with Pure Fishing on numerous events over the years including the SCDNR Natural Resource School program.
Berkley Co-Workers will also be fishing, but are not eligible for the cash prizes.