Fishing League Worldwide and the Hardin County Convention & Visitors Bureau announced Wednesday that Counce is the site of the 2021 Toyota Series Championship, next year on Oct. 28-30, on Pickwick Lake.
“Pickwick Lake is known for great fishing and scenic beauty that we get to enjoy every day,” said Hardin County Tourism Director Beth Pippin. “Hosting this tournament will allow us to showcase our beautiful area with national media exposure. The event will bring dollars into our community for a huge economic impact. Anglers, FLW staff and their families will spend money when they stay, shop and dine the week leading up to the big tournament. It’s a win-win for everyone.”
“Pickwick Lake has been the site of many successful FLW events over the years,” said Mark McWha, Director of Tournament Operations for the Toyota Series. “We are thrilled to be working with our partners at the Hardin County Convention and Visitors Bureau to bring the Toyota Series Championship to Tennessee in 2021.”
Dennis Tumlin, chief customer officer for the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development said, “We are proud that Pickwick Lake and Hardin County were selected to host the 2021 FLW Toyota Series Championship,” “Our partners at the Tennessee State Parks recently cut the ribbon on an $11 million renovation project at Pickwick Landing State Park in Counce and have created one of the premier fishing tournament destinations anywhere in the Southeastern United States. We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to showcase this amazing facility as we host the Toyota Series Championship.”
The championship will launch from the park.
The 2021 Toyota Series will consist of six divisions – Central, Northern, Plains, Southern, Southwestern and Western – each holding three regular-season events, along with the International division.
Anglers who finish in the top 25 in each division’s Angler of the Year standings will qualify for the no-entry-fee Toyota Series Championship for a shot at winning $200,000 cash, plus lucrative contingency bonuses like the $35,000 FLW PHOENIX Bonus offered this season. The winning co-angler at the championship earns a $33,500 Phoenix 518 Pro bass boat (or comparable model) with a 115-horsepower Mercury outboard.
FLW is a leading tournament-fishing organization, providing anglers of all skill levels the opportunity to compete for millions in prize money across five tournament circuits. Headquartered in Benton, Kentucky, FLW and its partners conduct more than 290 bass-fishing tournaments annually around the world.