World Fishing Network Gives Viewers the Opportunity to Make this Father’s Day a Memorable One


WFN: World Fishing Network, the leading entertainment destination and digital resource for anglers throughout North America, presents two programming marathons dedicated to dad on Sunday, June 16 and is giving viewers the opportunity to give their father or father figure the opportunity to win a trip of a lifetime to The Bahamas this Father’s Day.

The winner and his or her father or father figure will star in their very own fishing show. As the guests of WFN’s Copout Outdoor Adventures television series, WFN arranges travel for two to Abaco, The Bahamas. The package includes accommodations at the luxurious Abaco Beach Resort and an unforgettable day of deep sea fishing – all to be filmed for a Season Two episode of Copout Outdoor Adventures to air on WFN in spring 2014. Entries are being accepted through Wednesday, June 12. For more information and to register for WFN’s Father’s Day Contest, sponsored by Sundog Eyewear, visit

WFN’s four-hour Father’s Day programming marathon airs twice on Sunday, June 16: 9 a.m. ET and 6 p.m. ET and celebrates that special bond between a father and son/daughter with eight of WFN’s favorite episodes from past and present seasons. The marathon opens with Lunkerville’s Mike D. leaving the friendly confines of New York City behind, traveling to Old Kissimmee River, Fla. to enjoy a day on the water with nine-year-old Louie Echols, who has an infectious passion for bassin’, and his grandfather, Dan Echols. Next, Scott Martin is joined by his sons, Jacob and Reed, for a day of bass fishing on Lake Okeechobee on this episode of The Scott Martin Challenge before WFN’s own traveler, explorer and adventure junkie, Mariko Izumi, is joined by her father, Wayne Izumi, as they go landlocked salmon fishing on Lake Ontario in this episode of Hookin’ Up with Mariko Izumi.

Then, captain Jeff Brown from Copout Outdoor Adventures continues to recognize the good deeds of others by taking the tandem of David Maus, Jr. and his son, Matt, to the waters off Port Canaveral, Florida in pursuit of red snapper, shark and bonito. David is being rewarded with this amazing day of fishing for all the lives he has helped to improve through the David Maus Foundation, which provides support for charities dedicated to improving the quality of life for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families, through annual fundraising efforts. Stay tuned for Reel Fishy Jobs as we travel to Lake Fork, Texas where host Mark Melnyk joins the top carp and buffalo angler in the U.S., British expatriate Richard Somerville, as they go fishing Euro-style. Mark’s friend, Wes Moon, and Wes’ father, Bryan Moon, arrive from Canada to join in the excitement as the group lands some incredible catches.

The marathon continues with Fishing 411 and Mark Romanack traveling to the Makoop Lake Lodge in northwestern Ontario accompanied by his son, Jake, who wants to catch his first big northern pike and (spoiler alert) succeeds in a big way. And on The New Fly Fisher, producer and host, Colin McKeown and his 12-year-old son, Corey join the owner of the Riverkeep Lodge, Steve Murray and his 12-year-old son, Stephen Jr., as they pursue brook trout, landlocked salmon, northern pike and lake trout in the waters of Labrador.

A second episode of The Scott Martin Challenge closes the marathon in true family fashion as Scott takes his two daughters, Amelia and Hilary, fishing for black crappie on the waters of Lake Okeechobee.

The complete WFN Father’s Day programming marathon schedule is below:

First Air               Second Air        Show

9 a.m. ET            6 p.m. ET         Lunkerville
9:30 a.m. ET       6:30 p.m. ET     Scott Martin Challenge
10 a.m. ET          7 p.m. ET         Hookin’ Up with Mariko Izumi
10:30 a.m. ET     7:30 p.m. ET      Copout Outdoor Adventures
11 a.m. ET          8 p.m. ET         Reel Fishy Jobs with Mark Melnyk
11:30 a.m. ET     8:30 p.m. ET     Fishing 411
12 p.m. ET          9 p.m. ET         The New Fly Fisher
12:30 p.m. ET     9:30 p.m. ET     The Scott Martin Challenge

Read More