Major League Fishing To Acquire 
Fishing League Worldwide

Major League Fishing (MLF) announced today that it has reached an agreement to acquire Fishing League Worldwide (FLW), the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization.

MLF Anglers on the MLF + FLW Aquisition
MLF Anglers on the MLF + FLW Aquisition

Hear from MLF pros Skeet Reese, Edwin Evers, Mark Rose and Mike McClelland on this historic brand merger.

How Will the MLF Aquisition Affect Me?
How Will the MLF Aquisition Affect Me?

Find out more about the immediate and long-term plans for FLW competitions.

League Roadmap 

For the first time ever, there is a clear roadmap to a career in professional fishing for young anglers who dream of becoming an MLF pro. 

High School and College Fishing

FLW’s High School and College Fishing teams create opportunities for students to become the future of the sport, giving young anglers a chance to fish competitively. 

Weekend Anglers

FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) tournaments are opportunities for weekend anglers to experience tournament fishing, compete for prize money and qualification into the BFL All-American.

Pro Anglers

The FLW Series is an opportunity for the next generation of pros to qualify for the FLW Pro Circuit. At the end of each season, the Top 40 anglers will be promoted to FLW Pro Circuit for the following season (Top 5 in AOY points from each of the eight divisions), while the bottom 40 anglers in the Pro Circuit will be assigned to the FLW Series.

The FLW Pro Circuit is the final stop for anglers who are working to qualify for the MLF Bass Pro Tour. Following the 2021 season and every year after, the Top 10 anglers in the FLW Pro Circuit points standings will be promoted to the no-entry-fee Bass Pro Tour. Advancement to the 2022 Bass Pro Tour will be based on 2020 and 2021 point total, then single-year point total every year after. In 2020, the bottom 40 anglers will be assigned to the FLW Series.

FLW High School Opens

The largest student-angler initiative in history, serving the future of the sport.

FLW College Fishing

FLW College Fishing is the country’s largest college tournament fishing series, made up of 2,500 student anglers.

FLW Bass Fishing League

The BFL is nationwide league devoted to weekend anglers. Anglers fish for big payouts and qualification into the prestigious BFL All-American.

FLW Series

The FLW Series is where the next generation of MLF anglers compete for big money and qualification into the FLW Pro Circuit.

FLW Pro Circuit

The FLW Pro Circuit is the strongest five-fish limit circuit in the country, where professional anglers compete for big money and can qualify into the no-entry-fee Bass Pro Tour.

MLF Bass Pro Tour

The world’s premier bass fishing league, where the best 80 anglers in the world compete for big money at the highest level of the sport.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some answers to questions about how the competitive circuits of FLW will work.

FLW Pro Circuit

FLW Series

FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL)

FLW College Fishing

FLW High School Fishing