Father's Day Marathon, Sponsored By Cabela's Airs Sunday, June 15

Marathon Programming Lineup Includes Some of Our Favorite Shows Dedicated to Dads


World Fishing Network, the leading entertainment destination and digital resource for anglers throughout North America, presents its Father’s Day Marathon, Sponsored by Cabela’s – four hours of shows all focused on fathers that fish.

The Father’s Day Marathon, Sponsored by Cabela’s airs Sunday, June 15 starting at 8 p.m. ET and celebrates that special bond between a father and son/daughter with eight of World Fishing Network’s favorite dad-centric episodes that include both freshwater and saltwater fishing. The marathon opens as James Lindner, host of Ultimate Fishing Experience, and his son, Nick, head off to explore small rivers in search of catfish, followed by Colin McKeown, producer and host of The New Fly Fisher, and his son, Corey, joining the owner of the Riverkeep Lodge, Steve Murray, and his son, Stephen Jr., as they pursue brook trout, landlocked salmon, northern pike and lake trout in the waters of Labrador.

Then, Reel Fishy Jobs ventures to Lake Fork, Texas where host Mark Melnyk meets up with the top carp and buffalo angler in the U.S., British expatriate Richard Somerville. Mark’s friend, Wes Moon, and Wes’ father, Bryan Moon, arrive from Canada to join in the excitement as the group lands some incredible catches before World Fishing Network’s own traveler, explorer and adventure junkie, Mariko Izumi, is joined by her father, Wayne Izumi, as they go landlocked salmon fishing on Lake Ontario in this episode of Hookin’ Up with Mariko Izumi.

The marathon reaches its midway point as Captain Jeff Brown from Copout Outdoor Adventures recognizes the good deeds of others by taking Mark and Kathi Delay to the waters of The Bahamas. Mark, a U.S. Navy combat medic and Purple Heart recipient, was the winner of last year’s World Fishing Network Fish & Film Contest, which was produced in partnership with Copout Outdoor Adventures. Mark was selected out of 585 entrants, and when you hear his story and see the heartfelt thank you from his daughter at the end of the episode, you’ll know why.


Later, Mike D. leaves the friendly confines of New York City behind in this father-focused episode of Lunkerville, traveling to Old Kissimmee River, Fla. to enjoy a day on the water with nine-year-old Louie Echols, who has an infectious passion for bassin’, and Louie’s grandfather, Dan Echols, before another episode of The New Fly Fisher finds Colin and Corey fishing for walleye and smallmouth bass from Hawk Lake Lodge in Ontario, Canada.

Stay with us as an encore presentation of Ultimate Fishing Experience bookends the Father’s Day Marathon, Sponsored by Cabela’s in true family fashion as James Lindner takes the whole family out for a day of fun the water, finding time for a little bass fishing along the way.

The complete Father’s Day Marathon, Sponsored by Cabela’s schedule is below:


Time(ET) Show
8 p.m. Ultimate Fishing Experience
8:30 p.m. The New Fly Fisher
9 p.m. Reel Fishy Jobs
9:30 p.m. Hookin’ Up with Mariko Izumi
10 p.m. Copout Outdoor Adventures
10:30 p.m. Lunkerville
11 p.m. The New Fly Fisher
11:30 p.m. Ultimate Fishing Experience

Anglers looking for that last-minute gift for Father’s Day can check out World Fishing Network’s Fish Alaska Sweepstakes, Sponsored by Cabela’s that will send one lucky winner and a guest on an all-inclusive fishing trip to Alaska. For more information, visit WorldFishingNetwork.com/FishAlaska but hurry – the sweepstakes ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on Sunday, June 15.

Detailed schedule information, show descriptions and more about the most diverse species coverage and exclusive fishing and outdoor lifestyle programming that World Fishing Network provides can always be found at WorldFishingNetwork.com.

About World Fishing Network

World Fishing Network is North America’s only television network, online and mobile platform dedicated exclusively to fishing and outdoor enthusiasts with programming that covers instruction, tips, tournaments, travel, food, boating, outdoor lifestyle and more. World Fishing Network's programming lineup includes a selection of the best international series and the most diverse species coverage of any TV channel. Featuring popular programs hosted by some of the top anglers from North America and across the globe, World Fishing Network offers a variety of exclusive lifestyle shows that appeal to a broad and diverse audience. Anchored by one of the top fishing websites, WorldFishingNetwork.com, the network’s multimedia platforms also include mobile portals for iPhone, iPad and Android, enabling anglers to stay connected wherever they go. World Fishing Network and World Fishing Network HD are available to more than 63 million cable, satellite and telecommunications households throughout the United States, Canada and the Caribbean.

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