AFTCO and BoatUS support Association of Collegiate Anglers

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American Fishing Tackle Co. and Boat Owners Association of the United States are both offering support to college anglers.

AFTCO is offering a 40 percent discount on clothing the company sells through its website to college anglers.

BoatUS has renewed its title sponsorship of the 2018 Collegiate Bass Fishing Series Championship.

AFTCO, owned and operated by three generations of the Shedd family, is participating in Cabela’s Collegiate Bass Fishing Series.

AFTCO is conducting the initiative as part of the Association of Collegiate Anglers, a division of Careco TV. The group is designed to facilitate growth, development and structure in competitive collegiate bass fishing, according to the company.

Now in its thirteenth anniversary year, the Collegiate Bass Fishing Series Championship will be held May 23-25 on Pickwick Lake in Florence, Ala.

The championship is the third major ACA event of four tournaments in the rapidly-expanding Cabela’s Collegiate Bass Fishing Series slated for this year.

BoatUS has been the title sponsor of the Championship since its inception.


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