The National Professional Fishing League Announces 2023 Season Championship


The NPFL will host a no-entry fee Championship in 2023 for top 25 pros in Progressive Angler of the Year points.

WILKESVILLE, OH (August 25,2022) — In an effort to show sustainability and longevity in the industry, the National Professional Fishing League (NPFL) announces the addition of a no entry fee championship event for the 2023 season with a total purse of $250,000, with $100,000 to the winning angler.

“It’s extremely important for the NPFL to have a championship; it’s good for the anglers, the sponsors and companies we work with and to showcase the top 25 anglers in the Progressive Angler of the Year standings in a single event paying out $250,000 with $100,000 to the winner – it’s something we needed to do,” says Brad Fuller, Owner of the NPFL. “We have been laser focused on moving the NPFL forward and have taken great measures to be viable and sustainable for the future.”

NPFL anglers are excited for the championship addition as it gives them another goal throughout the season. Aside from the $20,000 in cash and entry fees paid for the following season, the 25 anglers now have more to look forward to at the end of the season.

“I am proud to be a part of the NPFL to say the least and to add a Championship for 2023 is huge,” said NPFL Angler Ryan Satterfield. “It adds to the intensity of the game and will be the main goal for every single angler. I am hopeful I will be one of the top 25 anglers to have a chance to win the $100,000.”

Winner of two events in 2021, John Soukup, owner of The Bass Tank and winner of two events in 2021 added that the chance to compete for a $250,000 gives the anglers more opportunities to win money and better represent their sponsors.

Added Soukup. “A $100,000 prize for winning against 25 anglers for a no entry fee event is unheard of and has me extremely excited to compete in 2023.

The National Professional Fishing League is now taking applications for 2023 season.  Visit the Angler Application page and register now!

Learn more about the NPFL, here.

About the National Professional Fishing League

The NPFL was designed to bring simplicity back to professional bass fishing. One lake, 120 anglers, and three days of fishing with the heaviest combined three-day weight winning. The full field will compete all three days with one in three anglers getting paid at each event. The goal of the NPFL is to put the anglers first and build a trail that gets back to what the founders of bass fishing intended it to be.

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Media Contact:

Paul Benson: paul@tnpfl.com

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