Major League Fishing (MLF) announced today that the acquisition of Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) has closed. This agreement brings together the league behind the no-entry-fee Bass Pro Tour and the largest grassroots organization in the world. MLFLW, LLC (the newly created entity that purchased the assets of FLW) is owned 100% by Major League Fishing, LLC, which in turn is owned 50% by The Outdoor Channel, Inc., and 50% by Pro Bass Tour (PBT).
MLF previously announced an expanded 2020 schedule for the FLW Series and Bass Fishing League (BFL), including reduced entry fees for both. The FLW Pro Circuit (formerly FLW Tour) will include expanded digital and linear television coverage throughout the 2020 season as a result of this acquisition, as well as offer anglers a path to the Bass Pro Tour.