The Association of Collegiate Anglers (ACA) has partnered with the University of Wisconsin Fishing Team to help facilitate The Big Ten Classic, one of the nation’s longest running collegiate bass fishing competitions.

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“We’re excited to support such a long-standing event again this fall.  Our online registration and promotional tools help these students with both participation and organization, both of which are important in producing a quality event such as this.  To lend today’s resources to an event with so much history is our pleasure,” said ACA Program Director Danny Blandford.   “Our online registration process and planning assistance should help the students have a smooth event, with their focus more on fishing and less on tournament operations.”

The online registration process is available now through September 29, 2012; the first day anglers can wet a line on the Madison Chain O’ Lakes, located in Dane County, WI.  Registration and more information are available at:

Kevin Yeska, President of the Wisconsin Fishing Team, stated, “We’re excited to bring this event back to Madison.  Fishing should be great on the lakes in late September and I think all the teams that make the trip will enjoy it.  In addition to great fishing, we’ve planned a buffet banquet and raffle for Saturday at the Bishop O’Connor Center, so we’ll be making sure to take good care of everyone while in town.”

The Wisconsin Fishing Team is seeking support from the local community in the form of volunteer boat drivers.  Kevin went on to add, “A lot of teams have their own boats, but we’d like to have as many volunteer boaters on our list as possible to ensure everyone that wants to fish has the opportunity to do so.  Levi Warner with our club is heading up that effort and anyone interested in volunteering for Saturday’s practice and/or Sunday’s competition may do so by contacting Levi.”  Levi can be reached  or 920-740-9085.

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