TWF Takes Over Cabelas Master Walleye Circuit

The Walleye Federation (TWF) announced the acquisition of the events division of the Minnesota-based North American Media Group, including the Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit (MWC) and the Cabela’s North American Bass Circuit (NABC).

“We are honored to bring these businesses, their top-notch staff, anglers, sponsors and premier tournament operations into our family,†stated Robert Cartlidge of TWF. “They are the best in their respective fields and have a trusted reputation for serving the anglers at great events.

“We must always look forward, so youth and conservation are always part of anything we are involved in,†he continued. “It cannot only be about prize checks. The Masters Walleye Circuit has for many years funded a Conservation Fund and Youth and Family Fishing Clinics to help ensure fishing and the outdoor way of life for future generations. That is equally important us. All of this and much more, along with the family atmosphere at the MWC and NABC events, is what drew us to them.â€


All previously published schedules, dates, locations, entry fees, memberships and formats will remain the same for both the Cabela’s MWC and NABC for 2013. “We will also be announcing added benefits and a few unique, fun opportunities that anglers should really like,†Cartlidge added.

Anglers will also see new, easier to navigate websites for MWC (   and NABC ( in the near future. “Anglers will also enjoy a new online registration system and a simplified membership offering expanded opportunities at no extra cost and, in many cases, for less money,†he noted. “To stay up on the latest, go to any of our websites—walleye or bass—and click the link to sign up for our free e-newsletter.â€

Cartlidge added that all current MWC and NABC staff will be offered a position with the new owners, and some will transfer to TWF’s Oklahoma corporate office.