The United States Freshwater Fishing Federation (USF3) is hosting the U.S. Open Matchfishing Championship on June 8-10 at McNaughton Park. Match anglers from across the country will vie for six spots on Team USA. Team USA will compete at the 2013 World Fishing Championship in Poland.

“We have a talented pool of anglers competing at this year’s U.S. Open,” U.S. Matchfishing Program Director Attila Agh said. “Two-time Hungarian National Champion and Team USA Coach Ferenc Gyulai will fish the event, not to mention last year’s U.S. Open Champion, Gabor Szendi.”

In matchfishing, anglers draw for a position or peg. They chum their spot to attract fish and have four hours to catch as many fish they can. All legal fish count towards the total weight. Anglers earn points based on how they finish in total weight. The angler with the heaviest weight in a heat earns one point; the angler with second heaviest weight earns two points, and so on. After three heats (Friday, Saturday and Sunday), the angler with the lowest total score finishes in first place. In the event of a tie score, the angler with the heaviest total weight breaks the tie.

Please contact Attila Agh for any questions about competitive matchfishing or qualifying for Team USA at attila.agh@usf3.org.

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