FLW Fantasy Fishing™ Announces Richest Payout in History With Over £850,000 in Cash and Prizes; Including a £500,000 Cash Grand Prize Guaranteed and up to £2.5 Million Bonus Prize

FLW Outdoors® is offering the largest fantasy sports payout in history with the introduction of FLW Fantasy Fishing™, providing anyone with the opportunity to win £3.65 million in cash and prizes.

FLW Fantasy Fishing is free to play. Participants can log onto FantasyFishing.com to enter for their chance to land the catch of a lifetime with a guaranteed £850,000 in cash prizes. In addition, thousands of participants will have the opportunity to win prizes worth hundreds of thousands of pounds including Ranger boats, ATVs, gift cards and much more. Plus, early registrants have the chance to collect a bonus prize up to an additional £2.5 million. The first player to correctly pick the top seven anglers in the correct order for any tournament in the Wal-Mart™ FLW Tour® or Forrest Wood Cup wins!

Participants can begin determining their fantasy fishing teams immediately. The fantasy-fishing season kicks off February 28, 2008. The season culminates August 14-17, 2008.

 “With the popularity and profile of professional angling on the rise and with the first-ever recently-awarded £500,000 first place payout at the US 2007 Forrest Wood Cup, we knew it was time to give the public an opportunity to win as well,” said Irwin Jacobs, chairman of FLW Outdoors. “We are forever raising the bar in fantasy sports by offering the highest payout with over £850,000 in cash and prizes.” 

Consisting of seven events, FLW Fantasy Fishing mirrors the American fishing tour’s – Wal-Mart™ FLW Tour® – schedule that includes six regular season tournaments and the Forrest Wood Cup.

Each lucrative tournament allows participants to create and rank their own pro angler team of ten anglers they think will place the highest in the next tour event with the chance to win over £850,000 in cash prizes, plus boats, a Chevy SUV, ATVs, personal watercrafts, gift cards and much more all building up to the championship, the Forrest Wood Cup. Then, one lucky FLW Fantasy Fishing participant who earns the most cumulative points over the seven events will win a £500,000 cash grand prize, guaranteed. FLW Fantasy Fishing also allows participants to set up their own leagues. 

“Fantasy sports history will be made,” said Jacobs. “Anyone could win and become the first-ever, fantasy sports millionaire just by playing FLW Fantasy Fishing.”

Participants can now win like professional anglers. Not only will participants have the chance to win the largest prize ever awarded in a fantasy sport, they’ll also have the opportunity to win thousands of prizes from several of FLW Outdoors’ great sponsors.

FLW Fantasy Fishing participants earn points based on their team’s performance in each tournament in the fishing tour. Each of the six regular season tournaments will award £50,000 to the participant with the most points. Another £50,000 will go to the participant with the most points in the Forrest Wood Cup.  The £500,000 cash grand prize then goes to the cumulative-points-winner over all six regular season tournaments and the Forrest Wood Cup.

For more information on FLW Fantasy Fishing, please visit FantasyFishing.com and for information on FLW Outdoors, please visit FLWOutdoors.com.