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Oct. 4, 2011

2nd Annual Berkley/Sebile Big Bass Lake Murray Challenge on Oct. 22

The 2nd Annual Berkley/Sebile Big Bass Lake Murray Challenge is set for Oct. 22 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 a grand prize of $5000 – guaranteed payouts regardless of field size. The exclusive aspect of this tournament is that only Berkley/Sebile baits can be used during the challenge. The first 100 anglers who register will receive a Sebile Magic Swimmer bait.
The Berkley Experience trailer, a 60-foot event center, will be on site from Friday at 2 p.m. 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.
Get more information, rules and event particulars>>>
The S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has partnered with Pure Fishing, the parent company of Berkley/Sebile, on numerous events over the years including the Natural Resource School program and DNR will be onsite for the duration of the tournament with a booth on SC Reel Kids.

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