Capital City Lake Murray Country will host the 2022 16th annual FIPS-ed 2021 Black Bass World Championship in Columbia, South Carolina on Lake Murray. The venue of Lake Murray is a world class bass fishery proven many times by the number of top-level professional bass tournaments hosted there. The southern charm of Columbia, SC and the surrounding area will welcome all international attendees and provide many cherished memories. This world championship is sanctioned by FIPSed International Federation of Fish Sports Freshwater.
Youth Angler Education Day
A one day program designed to expose youth and their families to various aspects of fishing.
Participants will have the opportunity to explore three separate areas to learn about Basic Fishing Skills, Aquatic Ecosystems, and Water/Boating Safety
October 16 , 2022 from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Columbia Canal and Riverfront Park in Columbia, South Carolina
Capital City Lake Murray Country Regional Tourism Board in Columbia, SC
With 650 miles of shoreline, Lake Murray is the perfect lake to boat and fish. The fishing is great at Lake Murray! Tournaments are hosted frequently on the lake, including the Forest Wood Cup at Lake Murray. Lake Murray is known as one of the most productive lakes in the Southeast for large mouth bass and striped bass. Capital City Lake Murray Country
Saturday, October 15, 2022
Sunday, October 16, 2022
Monday, October 17, 2022
Tuesday, October 18, 2022
Wednesday, October 19, 2022
Thursday, October 20, 2022
Friday, October 21, 2022
Saturday, October 22, 2022
Sunday, October 23, 2022
Fédération Internationale De La Peche Sportive En Eau Douce
Confédération Internationale de la Peche Sportive
Columbia is the capital city of South Carolina. It’s home to the South Carolina State House, a Greek Revival building set in gardens dotted with monuments. Riverbanks Zoo & Garden is a huge park with animal enclosures and botanical gardens. Dating to 1823, the Robert Mills House is a mansion and museum surrounded by ornate gardens.
The Doubletree Hilton is where the event headquarters, competitor lodging, meals, transportation staging, team registration, captain’s meetings, beat draw, and posting of scores will occur. This will be a great place to meet and mingle with the international teams and to enjoy the festive atmosphere
With 650 miles of shoreline, Lake Murray is the perfect lake to boat and fish. The fishing is great at Lake Murray! Tournaments are hosted frequently on the lake, including the Forest Wood Cup at Lake Murray. Lake Murray is known as one of the most productive lakes in the Southeast for large mouth bass and striped bass.
Dreher Island State Park spans three islands and provides access to Lake Murray. It has long been a popular location and launching spot for major national fishing tournaments. The Championship will use Dreher Island State Park for: launches, boat starts, refueling, and FLW stage & weigh-in.
FLW will provide the staging, weigh station, signage, audio visual equipment, large format screens and live connectivity worldwide through “FLW Live”. The FLW is the premier tournament fishing organization that provides unparalleled fishing resources for our anglers, sponsors and fans.
Youth Angling Day – Fishing at Columbia Canal and Riverfront Park, lunch provided to volunteers. Teaching youth conservation and stewardship, meet Bass Pros and leaders from IGFA, Boy Scouts, and USAC. Bring the kids out to fish along side a real Pro!
An event is as strong as its volunteers. Our volunteers help with directing attendees to event locations, boat logistics and gas, handing out ice and lunches, answering spectator questions, and ensuring the event runs smoothly.
Stewards join an international bass team pair, as their judge/steward for 5 days on water. Stewards bring their boat to event at and load a team, which consists of a pair of anglers and gear. Driving them to fishing locations that teams direct and to the daily weigh in.