Lure Masters signs exclusive MLF licensing agreement to run MLF fishing tournaments in central Europe - Major League Fishing
Lure Masters signs exclusive MLF licensing agreement to run MLF fishing tournaments in central Europe
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Lure Masters signs exclusive MLF licensing agreement to run MLF fishing tournaments in central Europe

Sixteen countries now operating MLF fishing tournaments, including new additions Austria, Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg, Netherlands and Switzerland
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April 19, 2023 • MLF • Press Releases

BENTON, Ky. – Major League Fishing, the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, announced an exclusive licensing agreement today with Lure Masters, a European tournament-fishing organization dedicated to providing top-notch tournament experiences for anglers of all skill levels, to provide anglers in six countries the opportunity to compete in MLF-sanctioned fishing tournaments in 2023. 

MLF Central Europe will run a series of tournaments that advance anglers, who are citizens or permanent residents of the host countries, to the International Division at the MLF Toyota Series Championship beginning in 2023. One angler from Central Europe will compete as a pro, with MLF providing a fully-rigged boat, and one angler will compete as a Strike King co-angler.

MLF Central Europe will operate under the direction of Christian Biereth, CEO of Lure Masters.

“We are thrilled to join forces with Major League Fishing and bring in their world-class tournament and broadcasting experience to enhance tournament fishing in our region,” Biereth said. “Our passion for fishing and commitment to providing top-notch experiences for our competitors aligns perfectly with MLF’s mission, and we are eager to bring this unique experience to the anglers of Central Europe.”

The top pro award at the Toyota Series Championship is $200,000, with an additional $35,000 Phoenix MLF Bonus for qualified anglers, and the top Strike King co-angler award is a new Phoenix 518 Pro bass boat with a 115-horsepower Mercury outboard. The highest finishing pro from the International Division at the Toyota Series Championship will also be awarded a $10,000 bonus as well as qualification into the Tackle Warehouse Invitationals.

“We are excited to welcome Lure Masters to the MLF family and bring our innovative tournament format to the passionate anglers of Central Europe,” said Dave Washburn, Vice President of Operations at Major League Fishing. “Lure Masters’ expertise and commitment to delivering exceptional fishing experiences make them the perfect partner to help us grow the sport and bring MLF’s fast-paced competition to even more fans.”

For complete details and updated information on Major League Fishing and our international partners, visit MajorLeagueFishing.com. For regular updates, photos, tournament news and more, follow MLF’s social media outlets at FacebookTwitter Instagram and YouTube.

About Lure Masters 
Lure Masters is a fishing tournament organization based in Europe, dedicated to providing top-notch tournament experiences for anglers of all skill levels. With a focus on fair competition, great prizes, and a commitment to promoting the sport of fishing, Lure Masters is a leader in the European fishing community.