Pro bass angler wannabes will have an opportunity to get their feet wet competing against other real professional fishermen, gain a following on social media, and collect career earnings as they negotiate sponsorship opportunities with more than 50 licensed partners, including Bass Cat, Evinrude, Korda, 13 Fishing, Booyah, and RidgeMonkey.
U.K.-based Dovetail Games will unveil Fishing Sim World: Pro Tour in July, featuring professional Fishing League Worldwide anglers Scott Martin and Ali Hamidi, and almost 100 pro anglers for players to compete against.
Players will begin their own angling careers and work their ways up to the elites by rising through the rankings.
When they gain a following on social media and fish against over 100 pro anglers including Martin, Hamidi, John Crews, Bryan Thrift, Dave Levy and Ian Russell, the player chooses whether to fish for bass, carp, predator or all three at a professional level.
“It’s a great way to introduce more people to the world of bass fishing,” said Martin, who also hosts the Scott Martin Challenge TV show on Discovery Channel, in a statement.
The game gives users the ability to change their discipline and shape their virtual careers, offering 29 species of fish to target with fully licensed equipment from sponsors.
The game will also give gamers new species to target including barbel, channel catfish, brown and rainbow trout.
“As a massive gamer it’s super cool to be involved with Dovetail Games and Fishing Sim World: Pro Tour,” said Hamidi, who also is executive producer and presenter of ITV’s Monster Carp and The Big Fish Off shows. “The game is so authentic. I take my role as an angling ambassador very seriously and I love that kids and adults playing this sim will learn skills that will really help when out fishing for real.”
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