West Marine Launches New "Fall for Fishing" Contest

The retailer celebrates fishing in October by featuring anglers’ best catches, hosting free in-store events, and introducing a new Frequent Angler Frozen Bait program

Watsonville, CA, Oct 1, 2018 - West Marine, the world’s top boating, fishing and sailing retailer, announced today the launch of its “Fall For Fishing” photo contest, Oct. 1 to Oct. 27. The contest is part of West Marine’s commitment to providing products and services that equip anglers to make the big catch.

Participants are encouraged to enter the contest by sharing a photo of themselves with their latest catch. One winner will be randomly selected each week and will receive a $100 West Marine gift card for a total of four winners. For more information and to see Official Rules, visit westmarine.com/sweepstakes.

“We’re delighted to have this opportunity to interact and support those with a passion for fishing,” said Laura Barry, director of marketing and communications at West Marine. “West Marine is dedicated to being a resource to anglers across the country, providing the best products, information and advice for every type of fishing.”

In addition to the contest, many West Marine store locations will host free in-store fishing events focused on a variety of topics including a Lady Angler series, Kids’ Fishing, and more. West Marine is also introducing a new “Frequent Angler Frozen Bait” Program that gives customers their 10th bait purchase for free. This card will be redeemable at 134 locations.

Earlier this year, West Marine signed on as a sponsor of SE Multimedia’s "Into the Blue," a syndicated TV fishing show that follows saltwater anglers off the Florida Keys. The show features an Into the Shop segment with tips from the pros, and one episode highlighted West Marine Safety First by covering all boating safety equipment required by law.

For products, advice and localized resources on fishing, visit westmarine.com/fishing

About West Marine

For more than 50 years, West Marine has been the premier retailer of boating, fishing, sailing and paddling gear. With nearly 250 stores located in 38 states and Puerto Rico and an eCommerce website reaching domestic, international and professional customers, West Marine is recognized as a leading resource for cruisers, sailors, anglers and paddlesports enthusiasts. West Marine associates share the same love for the water as our customers and provide helpful advice on the gear and gadgets they need to be safe and have fun. To learn more about West Marine, please visit the West Marine website at westmarine.com

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