UPCOMING EVENT: HIGH SCHOOL FISHING - 2019 - Pickwick Lake

FISHING LEAGUE WORLDWIDE

FLW Marshal Opportunities

FLW Marshal Opportunities
FLW Marshal

FLW Marshal Opportunities

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How would you like to experience the FLW Tour on the water with the world’s top bass anglers fishing for the sport’s biggest payouts? Now is your chance.

FLW has a limited number of Marshal opportunities available at each FLW Tour stop and the FLW Cup. Apply today for your chance to ride along with a pro and learn about locating and catching big bass while they are fishing for a $125,000 or $300,000 payday. This is the opportunity of a lifetime for serious anglers, and it is only available to FLW members and subscribers who are at least 16 years old.

If selected as a Marshal, you will be treated to a VIP cookout and seminar with FLW Tour pros on the Wednesday before your tournament, plus you’ll get behind-the-scenes access throughout the event. You will also receive an exclusive FLW Tour Marshal shirt and play a vital role in live coverage of the tournament by verifying your pro’s catch and relaying information to FLW editors. You won’t be fishing, but you’ll be in the middle of the action. It’s a VIP experience like no other, all for only $100 per qualifying tournament and $200 for the FLW Cup. Sign up for as many as you like. If your application is not selected, you will receive a full refund.

As an added bonus, for no additional fee, you will be entered to win a new Ranger Z518L powered by a 200-hp Evinrude E-TEC G2 that will be given away to one lucky Marshal at the end of the season. You will also be eligible to win as much as $2,500 at every tournament. Your odds of winning have never been better.

Pick your favorite lake, ride along to learn from the world’s best pros and win cash awards based on the combined weight of the pros you are paired with in the two-day opening round. You’ll receive one entry in the Ranger Z518L giveaway for each opening round completed. You can also earn bonus entries in the Ranger Z518L giveaway by marshaling on days three and four.

The payout

Place Award

1. $2,500

2. $1,000

3. $750

4. $500

5. $250

6. $100

7. $100

8. $100

9. $100

10. $100

 

Testimonials

“I would like to offer you my sincere Congratulations on bringing professional bass fishing to the average angler who would never have the opportunity to see firsthand without the FLW Marshal program. Lessons learned at Toho have already proven valuable. I am the Fishing Team Coach at Tohopekaliga High School. Alex Davis and John Voyles taught this old fisherman new ways to catch bass. I took those lessons to my team, and we immediately caught bass in our school pond. I can’t wait to try even more lessons as we progress through the season.”

 - LCDR Fred Morrow, USN-Ret

  Senior, Naval Science Instructor

  Tohopekaliga High School

 

2019 FLW Tour Marshal guidelines

1. All applicants must have a current FLW membership or subscription. Marshals may apply online or by calling FLW at 270.252.1000 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Central time Monday-Friday.

2. All applicants must be 16 years of age or older. If selected, each Marshal will be required to sign a liability release. Marshals under the age of 18 (19 in Alabama and Nebraska) must also have the signature of a parent or legal guardian on their liability release. 

3. The fee is $100 per tournament and $200 for the FLW Cup, payable upon submission of application. Applicants can sign up for a single tournament or multiple events. Applicants not accepted will receive a full refund. No refunds will be issued once accepted for an event.

4. FLW may, at its sole discretion, deny any application based on the applicant’s ability to participate in all Marshal activities without hindering his or her pro and/or compromising his or her safety or the safety of his or her pro or other participants.

5. FLW may, at its sole discretion, deny any application based on criminal convictions or charges or any other offenses that could be detrimental to the FLW Marshal program, the integrity of the sport or its sponsors.

6. Marshals will be assigned pros by random computer draw and will be assigned a different pro each day of the tournament.

7. Marshals are not allowed to practice with pros. Marshals cannot share information about fishing locations or patterns with pros after the start of the 13-day off-limits period extending through the final day of competition for each tournament.

8. Marshals cannot assist pros with fishing in any way. Marshals cannot net fish, help anchor or stabilize a boat or handle fish. During competition hours, Marshals must stay in the boat at all times, except in an emergency or for the momentary condition of restroom breaks. Pros may not ask a Marshal to exit a boat to make it more accessible to fishing waters.

9. Select Marshals may be required to ride in a chase boat should their assigned pro also be assigned an FLW Live camera operator or FLW editor.

10. Marshals are required to have a smart phone with text messaging, photo capability and mapping for communicating with FLW editors. Data charges for transmitting text and photos are each Marshals responsibility.

11. Marshals are required to provide regular updates, photos and angler locations to FLW editors as instructed during the pretournament Marshal meeting whenever an assigned pro catches a fish. Select Marshals may also be provided with video equipment from FLW for recording and transmitting video back to FLW editors. Data charges for transmitting text, photos and video from FLW provided equipment will be covered by FLW.  

12. At no time can a Marshal give his or her assigned pro catch updates from other competitors, regardless of the source of the information, be it social media, a website, direct message, call or text.

13. At the request of their assigned pro, Marshals may use a cell phone to assist the pro with his or her social media updates. Marshals are not, however, obligated to assist a pro with social media updates, as their primary function is to communicate with FLW editors and producers.

14. Marshals may post updates to their personal social media pages so long as they are tagged as instructed by FLW during the pretournament Marshal meeting. Marshals may not, however, provide updates to any other social media pages or websites other than their assigned pro’s page or FLW.

15. Marshals are not permitted to smoke if requested not to do so by their pro.

16. Marshals are expected to participate every day for which their application was approved. Failure to do so may result in ineligibility to participate in future FLW events.

17. FLW may, at its sole discretion, reassign Marshals prior to takeoff.

18. Marshals are required to verify their pro’s catch by signing an FLW verification form immediately after checking in with FLW officials prior to each day’s weigh-in.

19. Unless authorized by the tournament director or FLW Marshal manager all Marshals must register and attend a pretournament meeting on Wednesday afternoon at each event. Times and locations will be emailed to each Marshal prior to the event as confirmation they have been accepted to participate.

20. Applicants that sign up for all seven FLW Tour qualifying tournaments will have priority over applicants that sign up for single events and will have priority for participation in the semifinal and final rounds of competition at each tournament. Second priority for the semifinal and final rounds of competition will be offered to Marshals based on time and date of their applications.

21. Each Marshal will receive credit for the weight of their assigned pro’s catch on Days 1-2. The Marshals with the top 10 weights following the close of weigh-in on Day 2 will receive cash awards. Ties will be broken by heaviest one-day catch. If a tie remains, it will be broken first by total number of fish and then by total number of live fish. If a tie remains, awards will be combined and split equally among the tied contestants.

22. Each Marshal will receive one entry into the Ranger Z518L giveaway for each two-day opening round they complete. Marshals who participate on Day 3 will receive a bonus entry. Marshals who participate on Day 4 will receive a bonus entry. At the end of the season, the winner will be randomly selected from the entries received at each FLW Tour qualifying tournament and the FLW Cup. There is no purchase necessary to participate in the giveaway. 

23. Marshals are required to furnish their own PFD, rain gear and any snacks or drinks they would like to consume on the water. Pros will allow each Marshal to store snacks and drinks in the boat’s cooler. Alcoholic beverages are not permitted. 

24. Marshals will be briefed on FLW Tour rules during their pretournament meeting. Marshals must have a general understanding of the rules pros must follow, including but not limited to culling procedures, off-limits areas and accepted fishing methods. Marshals should call the tournament director immediately if a rule violation is suspected or there is any question concerning sportsmanship or safe boating.

 

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