WFN Announces Winter 2013 Programming Schedule
WFN to Deliver 24 New & Returning Original Series in January & February
WFN Original Program Beyond the Cast with JP DeRose, Popular Series FORCE on FORCE, 24 Hour Rod Race, Keyes Outdoors and Ultimate Day Off Join Winter Lineup
Roster of Returning Shows Includes The New Fly Fisher, John Gillespie?s Water & Woods, BC Outdoors Sportfishing, The Next Bite and More
WFN: World Fishing Network, the leading entertainment destination and digital resource for anglers throughout North America, today announced its schedule of winter 2013 programming featuring 24 new and returning television series.?World Fishing Network is excited to present our winter programming lineup, which offers a broad selection of entertaining and informative programming to our viewing audience throughout North America and the Caribbean,? said director of programming for WFN, Ana Rodrigues. ?The debut of our WFN original production, Beyond the Cast with JP DeRose
, along with new episodes of many popular shows and the introduction of several new programs combine to make the best lineup of fishing programs anywhere. No other network offers the content that WFN delivers to anglers and outdoor enthusiasts on a daily basis.?Headlining the schedule in the New Year is the new WFN original, Beyond the Cast with JP DeRose
, premiering Wednesday, Jan. 30 at 7:30 p.m. ET. Each episode of Beyond the Cast with JP DeRose
brings together a panel of experts to test and evaluate some of the best-in-class fishing gear, including rods, reels, lures and accessories. Products similar in function and price range will be evaluated on performance, quality and durability by the panel with JP designing each controlled test and making sure it?s properly conducted. JP will be on the water each episode, giving viewers the opportunity to learn proper technique application with some valuable pointers and helpful tips related to the category of products being rated.Beyond the Cast with JP DeRose
will encourage anglers to contribute their personal reviews on Beyond the Cast online forums as well as Facebook
and Twitter (@Beyond_the_Cast).?I want anglers to share their hands-on experience with the gear we?re testing on the show; we want to know what he or she thinks of it,? said DeRose. ?Whether it?s good, bad or indifferent, Beyond the Cast
will provide honest and unfiltered opinions on the best ? and not so good ? equipment out in the marketplace.?Seven additional shows make their WFN debut in January: 24 Hour Rod Race
(Tuesday, Jan. 8 at 4 p.m. ET), featuring Europe?s leading fisherman, Matt Hayes, engaged in a series of ultra-tough fishing challenges; Timmy Horton Outdoors
(Monday, Jan. 14 at 10 p.m. ET), where one of America?s top anglers, Timmy Horton, creates situations on the water that any angler can take away and apply to their home lake; host Mark Romanack educates anglers on techniques and destinations on fishing fresh water species in Fishing 411
(Friday, Jan. 18 at 6:30 p.m. ET); and Fishing with Joe Bucher
(Friday, Jan. 18 at 7 p.m. ET), as Joe and his crew, true pioneers in authentic underwater camera videography, produce innovative, award-winning outdoor TV programming featuring multi-camera shoots on every episode.New shows for January continue as Game Fisher?s Diary
(Tuesday, Jan. 29 at 10 p.m. ET) takes viewers around the world to experience the best that fishing has to offer; Copout Fishing Adventures
(Wednesday, Jan. 30 at 8 p.m. ET) chronicles Captain Jeff Brown ? a retired police officer of 30 years ? giving amazing trips to hard working individuals that do charitable work and good things for others; and Keyes Outdoors
(Thursday, Jan. 31 at 10 p.m. ET) presents a fast-paced, cutting edge outdoor program consisting of some of the most knowledgeable, hard-working and intense individuals in the outdoor industry today.11 returning series are on the docket for January with new seasons of Linder?s Fishing Edge
(Friday, Jan. 4 at 8 p.m. ET); John Gillespie?s Water & Woods
(Friday, Jan. 4 at 9 p.m. ET; The Musky Hunter
(Friday, Jan. 4 at 9:30 p.m. ET); BC Outdoors Sportfishing
(Saturday, Jan. 5 at 11:30 p.m. ET); Bob Izumi?s Real Fishing
(Tuesday, Jan. 15 at 6:30 p.m. ET); The New Fly Fisher
(Tuesday, Jan. 15 at 9:30 p.m. ET); Inside Sportfishing
(Wednesday, Jan. 16 at 9:30 p.m. ET); The Fish?N? Crazee Show
(Thursday, January 17 at 10:30 p.m. ET); The Next Bite
(Friday, January 18 at 8:30 p.m. ET); Scott Martin Challenge
(Monday, Jan. 28 at 8 p.m. ET); and Oakley Big Bass Tour
(Monday, Jan. 28 at 10:30 p.m. ET).WFN delivers fresh content to its audience in February with four additional programs appearing on the network for the first time: Captain Ron Hueston gives hard-working individuals a day of guided fishing at one of Florida?s top fishing destinations on Ultimate Day Off
(Friday, Feb. 1 at 7:30 p.m. ET); join some of the UK's top anglers who are 'doing the business' to find out just what they are doing to make their catch on The Session
(Friday, Feb. 1 at 10 p.m. ET); Boat Fishing with Barham
(Saturday, Feb. 2 at 9:30 p.m. ET), where Boat Fishing Monthly
magazine editor, Dave Barham, goes in search of the best charter fishing the UK coastline has to offer; and FORCE on FORCE
(Sunday, Feb. 3 at 8 p.m. ET).Each week on FORCE on FORCE
, produced by ArmyBassAnglers and hosted by Major Cody Roberson, teams representing four of the five branches of the United States Armed Forces (Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines) compete head-to-head in a no-holds-barred military operation to bring in the biggest legal limit and top dawg service branch bragging rights. Two brackets, each consisting of four teams representing the four branches of the Armed Forces, participate in a single-elimination tournament with the finalists from each bracket battling head-to-head for the championship and title of FORCE on FORCE
(Sunday, Feb. 3 at 7 p.m. ET), an award-winning series that has two main objectives: Entertain and familiarize the viewer with the most beautiful recreational facilities and the latest fishing techniques without forgetting other outdoor activities, returns with new episodes in February.Detailed show descriptions can be found below. Dates and times are subject to change. Check local listings or visit www.WorldFishingNetwork.com
for schedule and programming information.
24 Hour Rod Race
Featuring Matt Hayes, Europe's leading fisherman, 24 Hour Rod Race
sees Matt engage in a series of ultra-tough fishing challenges. Once the challenge is delivered at the start of each program, the challenge begins and Matt has to race around the country as he fishes against the clock to catch his prize fish. It's a show of tactics and skills as Matt works out how to combat everything that is thrown at him. From lost fish to extreme weather, he has to battle through to achieve his goal and complete each challenge in just 24 hours!
BC Outdoors Sportfishing
The pages of British Columbia?s oldest and most trusted outdoors publication, BC Outdoors Magazine
, come alive in high definition for Season 3. Join host and editor, Mike Mitchell, as he and his co-hosts fish throughout BC, chasing trout, salmon, steelhead and giant white sturgeon in this action packed and informative 30 minutes of fishing heaven. Along the way, you?ll be treated to Learning with the Pros segments and information on the gear you need to be successful out on the water.
Beyond the Cast with JP DeRose
WFN presents an all-new original series featuring popular host JP DeRose, recognized by viewers as the host of Getting School'd
, which has aired on WFN the past four seasons. Each episode of Beyond the Cast with JP DeRose
brings together a panel of experts consisting of a guide, a retailer and two tournament anglers to test and evaluate some of the best-in-class fishing gear, including rods, reels, lures and accessories. Products similar in function and price will be evaluated on performance, quality and durability by the panel every episode, with JP designing each controlled test and making sure it's properly conducted. Audience participation will be encouraged as anglers are asked to share their hands-on experience with the gear we're testing on the show. Good, bad or indifferent, Beyond the Cast with JP DeRose
will provide honest and unfiltered opinions on the best (and the not so good) equipment out in the marketplace.
Boat Fishing with Barham
Journey across the Atlantic as Boat Fishing Monthly
magazine editor, Dave Barham, goes in search of the best charter fishing the UK coastline has to offer on Boat Fishing with Barham
. Big catch action, tips and techniques and the best fishing marks in the UK are presented every episode as Dave casts off with top skippers in search of cod, thornbacks, bream, bass, conger eels and smoothhounds.
Bob Izumi?s Real Fishing Show
Bob Izumi, the host of Canada's longest running fishing show, has traveled the globe seeking out exceptional fishing opportunities, sharing those adventures with anglers from across North America and around the world for more than 25 years. Real Fishing Show
is a unique blend of entertainment and information that brings some of the world's greatest fishing to the small screen, from the high Arctic to South America, in freshwater or salt. From tackling tough conditions on local lakes to experiencing the thrill of an exotic fishing trip, if it's about fishing you'll see it on Bob Izumi?s Real Fishing Show
Copout Outdoor Adventures
Captain Jeff Brown of Copout Fishing Charters presents Copout Outdoor Adventures
, premiering in January 2013. Copout Outdoor Adventures
focuses on giving amazing trips to individuals who help, work hard and do charitable work and good things for others. A retired police officer of over thirty years, Captain Jeff started donating his time, fishing charters and more to many organizations, including several Wounded Warrior organizations. Finding these trips extremely rewarding, Captain Jeff and his wife, Pam, have put together a plan to provide fishing charter trips to others who selflessly and regularly reach out and give their time, money and efforts to help others in need. From the Gulf Stream out of Cape Canaveral, Florida to shows in the Bahamas at the Abaco Beach Resort at Bar Harbor and down to the Florida Keys, Copout Outdoor Adventures
will bring incredible scenery, great human interest stories and provide amazing fishing trips to those who deserve it every episode.
Primarily based in the Great Lakes Region and Ontario, Fishing 411
with Mark Romanack educates anglers on techniques and destinations on fishing fresh water species. Covering a multitude of angles, Mark Romanack ? also known as ?The Outdoors Guy? ? has been teaching fishermen and women to better their skills for over 20 years. A life-long outdoorsman and one of the nation's most active members of the outdoor media (publishing 19 books on fishing and authoring more than 3,000 features and columns), Mark has spent his entire career working in the outdoors, helping others to better understand and appreciate our natural resources and recreation opportunities.
Fishing with Joe Bucher
Author of six books on various aspects of fishing and a regular contributor to many noted monthly outdoor publications, Joe Bucher is considered by many of his peers to be one of the top multi-species anglers in the industry. Beginning in 1990 as a regional Great Lakes Area show airing on broadcast networks throughout Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan and Minnesota, Fishing with Joe Bucher
has become a household favorite with anglers across the United States. Joe, a National Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame Angler, and his crew have been true pioneers in authentic underwater camera videography and the show continues to produce innovative, award-winning outdoor TV programming featuring multi-camera shoots on every episode. Joe films on the same waters that public anglers are faced with on any given outing, adding realism and a sense of reality to each program.
FORCE on FORCE
World Fishing Network and ArmyBassAnglers (ABA) have joined forces to make WFN the exclusive home of ABA?s signature television series, FORCE on FORCE
, beginning in February 2013. Each week, teams representing four of the five branches of the United States Armed Forces (Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines) will compete head-to-head in a no-holds-barred military operation to bring in the biggest legal limit and top dawg service branch bragging rights. Hosted by Major Cody Roberson, each of the eight FORCE on FORCE
: Season 2 episodes appearing on WFN in 2013 include service member profiles with HUMIT (Human Intelligence Reports), operational butcher block briefings, G2 Intelligence Lake Reports and after-action (AAR) debriefs within the TOC (Tactical Operations Center), just like small, platoon level actual tactical operations. Two brackets, each consisting of four teams representing the four branches of the Armed Forces, participate in a single-elimination tournament with the finalists from each bracket battling head-to-head for the championship and title of FORCE on FORCE
Game Fisher?s DiaryGame Fisher?s Diary
takes the viewer around the world to experience the best that fishing has to offer. Our camera crews are working all around the UK and beyond, week in week out, with some of the top names in the business, to bring you the best that fishing has to offer. The ethos of our programs is that they should offer a cocktail of entertainment, instruction, aspiration and, of course, quality fishing. Even if that particular discipline isn't your cup of tea, we still want you to enjoy the show.
Join Michael Fowlkes and crew for some incredible fishing action and breathtaking underwater footage. With over 30 years of award-winning production experience, Michael brings the same standards of excellence to Inside Sport Fishing
that earned him three National Cable ACE Awards for his work with Disney, Showtime/The Movie Channel and Paramount Pictures. His father and grandfather were both avid outdoorsmen, and together they taught him early on an acute appreciation for all life. This true love and respect for nature is exemplified on Inside Sport Fishing
through the promotion and practice of CPR: Catch, Photograph and Release.
John Gillespie?s Water & Woods
Educational, entertaining and informational is how host John Gillespie describes Water & Woods
, which begins Season 2 on WFN in 2013. John?s energy and enthusiasm make the show, with its regional nature allowing the audience the ability to fish the same locations where the show was produced, both fun and exciting. Gillespie positions himself as a novice, asking professionals the questions viewers want to ask. Resource preservation is an important focal point on each show as well as techniques and the latest products that will help the viewer be more successful on their next outdoor excursion. Programs air within 10 days of filming, providing a current news source on where the fishing is hot and promoting an urgency for viewers to get outside and repeat what they saw on the show.
The award-winning Keyes Outdoors
TV show comes to WFN beginning in February 2013. Keyes Outdoors
is a fast-paced, cutting edge outdoor program consisting of some of the most knowledgeable, hard-working and intense individuals in the outdoor industry today. Whether chasing monster whitetails from ground blinds in North Dakota, snowmobiling 20 miles out onto Lake Superior for giant lake trout or floating a river for trophy muskies the goal is always the same ? adventure. Tune in each week to learn about tactics, techniques and the hottest locations because you never know where the Keyes Outdoors Team is going to be.
Linder?s Angling Edge 2013
Each week, world renowned fisherman Al Lindner and his legendary crew trek out to the Angling Edge
. Here they explore, reveal and explain the little known, the brand new, as well as the closely held secrets of the angling art.
Oakley Big Bass Tour
Follow the Oakley Big Bass Tour
as amateur anglers from across the nation compete in this unique open big bass format. This nationally televised big bass tournament series features six tour stops on some of the nation?s best fisheries for ?Big Bass?. Established in 2007, the Oakley Big Bass Tour
is focused on the promotion of bass fishing and bass conservation at the grass roots level through tournament events. Show host Carlton Wing will profile the winning strategies and tactics as he recaps the excitement and drama at each stop of the tour.
Outdoor Passion 2013
Award-winning Outdoor Passion
is a series that has two main objectives: To entertain and to familiarize the viewer with the most beautiful recreational facilities and the latest fishing techniques without forgetting other outdoor activities. Action-packed footage and Hollywood-style editing combined with utilizing a professional underwater cameraman and expert diver makes Outdoor Passion
a truly unique show. Join hosts Rob Martier, Andrew Carter and Ray Carignan as they lead viewers through unspoiled wilderness, spectacular scenery, abundant wildlife, incredible fishing plus great angling and environmental stories ? all in an entertaining, fast-paced format that will appeal to a diverse viewing audience.
Scott Martin Challenge
Scott Martin is one of the hottest and brightest stars in professional fishing today. Since 2000, he has amassed five FLW Tour wins and an amazing 35 top 10 finishes on the FLW Tour. Scott holds the record for the most tour wins (six) and is the second all-time money winner on the FLW Tour. In 2005, Scott started his own nationally televised fishing show called the Scott Martin Challenge
. Now in season nine, the show has gained a large following of fans and is one of the highest-rated outdoor programs on air today. The show is a fast paced, high-quality fishing show that has Scott fishing against some of the world?s best anglers in many unique destinations.
The Fish?N? Crazee ShowThe Fish'N' Crazee Show
, a magazine style show that showcases the sport of angling in all aspects with a lineup of guests that are not only the anglers themselves, but the people that make the industry tick, returns to WFN in January with new episodes from Florida, Texas, South Carolina and more. The goal of the show is to bring the reality of fishing to the audience in an informative and entertaining style; the more the viewer knows about the sport of fishing, the better the angler he or she will become. Each week, Crazee
host, Xavier "Mad Dawg" Tiberghien, and a member of the growing list of team anglers deliver tips and tactics for fishing that particular impoundment, season and weather condition, providing knowledge you can use when you go out to your favorite fishing spot.
The Musky HunterThe Musky Hunter
is the first television show dedicated solely to the hard-to-catch musky. This award-winning show covers everything from the basics of catching muskies to strategies and secret tips for fishermen who have been chasing the fish for years. Jim Saric, legendary musky angler and editor of Musky Hunter Magazine
, produces and hosts the show and is joined throughout the series by many other popular musky anglers. Jim, a seven-time musky tournament winner and the operations manager for the Professional Musky Tournament Trail, has over 25 years experience fishing lakes, rivers and reservoirs from Minnesota to New York and all across Canada.
The New Fly Fisher
Co-produced with the Federation of Fly Fishers (FFF), The New Fly Fisher
is about fly fishing for all species in all waters of North America. Truly the art and science of fly fishing, The New Fly Fisher
is designed to be an educational and instructional experience, providing clear and concise instruction, 3-D animations to help explain a specific point or tactic and stunning underwater videography. How is a graphite or cane rod designed and built? Why are leaders constructed a certain way and which cast will help you to compensate for difficult water currents? Explain why large Brown Trout are spooky in relation to other species or why small streams are such precious and fragile environments? Each week, guests of the series will answer questions and instruct the viewer in something new and interesting about fly fishing. Guests include well-known fly fishing celebrities, authors, regional experts as well as little-known fly fishers who understand a specific water system or tactic everyone can learn from.
The Next BiteThe Next Bite
is about big fish. Mean fish. Join The Next Bite
crew as they span North America in search of ?Fish with Teeth?. You?ll feel like you?re in the boat as Gary Parsons explains the finer points of catching early season walleyes in natural lakes. Your heart will thump as you experience the excitement of hooking and landing a monster muskie with Pete Maina, and you?ll get one-on-one lessons from Keith Kavajecz on jigging in a heavy current as well as how to best use the latest in fishing electronics to find and catch more fish.
Join some of the UK's top anglers who are 'doing the business' to find out just what they are doing to make their catch. Follow their progress, pick up tips and enjoy The Session's
unique delivery of some of the information that you need to know to catch fish like these guys do.
Timmy Horton Outdoors
Timmy Horton, one of the world?s top professional anglers, puts a strong emphasis on teaching techniques in his new show, Timmy Horton Outdoors
, presented by Bass Pro Shops, that will reach both tournament anglers and non-tournament anglers alike. Recorded on public waters, Timmy Horton Outdoors
, presented by Bass Pro Shops is designed to create moments that any angler can take away and apply to his or her home lake. Lakes are chosen on a nationwide basis in order to bring diversity to the program content and to expand the learning experience for the viewers. Timmy Horton Outdoors
, presented by Bass Pro Shops, premieres on WFN in January 2013.
Ultimate Day Off
Each episode of Ultimate Day Off
with Captain Ron Hueston gives a hard-working individual a day of guided fishing at one of Florida?s top fishing destinations. It?s always a huge surprise as show host Jason South arrives on the job site and invites one lucky winner to join Captain Ron for the fishing trip of a lifetime.