HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (Aug. 8, 2019) – Fishing League Worldwide (FLW), the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, announced today that Cherokee Lake has been selected to host the fifth event of the 25th season of the FLW Tour, April 23-26, 2020, in Anderson, South Carolina. The announcement comes on the heels of FLW’s announcement in May that the 37th annual T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) All-American would also be held on Lake Hartwell. That event is slated for April 30-May 2.

“We’re very proud to be a part of the FLW Tour schedule for 2020,” said Executive Director of Visit Anderson Neil Paul. “A lot has changed at Green Pond Landing since the FLW Tour last visited Anderson County in 2016. There were folks from the FLW team that played an integral role in the initial development of Green Pond and we’re excited to be able to show off the progress of our world class facility to the FLW Team, the professional anglers among the tour and the fans that will come out and participate in what will be an exciting event in Anderson County.”

The FLW Tour has visited Lake Hartwell four times previously, with 2020 marking the fifth visit in the Tour’s 25-year history.

The full schedule for the 2020 FLW Tour season was announced live to anglers and media Thursday at the annual pre-FLW Cup banquet in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

“We’ve had a great history on Lake Hartwell and always draw fantastic crowds to our outdoor expos and weigh-ins,” said Kathy Fennel, president of FLW operations. “We are excited to showcase Hartwell’s fantastic fishing during our 25th FLW Tour season.”

The event will be hosted by the Anderson Convention & Visitors Bureau.

2020 FLW Tour Regular-Season Schedule:

  • January 23-26           Sam Rayburn Reservoir        Brookeland, Texas

Hosted by the Jasper County Development District

  • February 20-23          Harris Chain of Lakes            Leesburg, Fla.           

Hosted by Lake County, Fla.

  • March 19-22              Lake Martin                            Alexander City, Ala.

Hosted by the Alexander City Chamber of Commerce

  • April 2-5                     Cherokee Lake                     Jefferson City, Tenn.

Hosted by the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce

  • April 23-26                 Lake Hartwell                        Anderson, S.C.         

Hosted by the Anderson Convention & Visitors Bureau

  • May 14-17                  Lake Dardanelle                   Russellville, Ark.

Hosted by Russellville Advertising & Promotion Commission

  • June 25-28                 Detroit River                           Trenton, Mich.          

Hosted by Detroit Sports Commission


Further details will be announced later this year.

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About FLW
FLW is the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, providing anglers of all skill levels the opportunity to compete for millions in prize money in 2019 across five tournament circuits. Headquartered in Benton, Kentucky, with offices in Minneapolis, FLW and their partners conduct more than 290 bass-fishing tournaments annually around the world, including the United States, Canada, China, Italy, South Korea, Mexico, Namibia, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, and Zimbabwe. FLW tournament fishing can be seen on the Emmy-nominated “FLW” television show while FLW Bass Fishing magazine delivers cutting-edge tips from top pros. For more information visit and follow FLW at FacebookTwitterInstagram, and YouTube.

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Media Contact:    

Neil Paul, Executive Director

Visit Anderson

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