“Where Champions are Born and Legends Begin”
by Gritter Griffin
The Redfish World Series is the ONLY redfish competition event in the world that brings together, by invitation only, the nation’s top redfish anglers for a fierce four-day competition to determine a true - Redfish World Champion
The first ever World Championship competition will be held September 26-29, 2019 in the world-renowned capitol of redfish - St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana.
Redfish World Series, LLC has reached a ten-year commitment with St. Bernard Parish to host this event. RWS, LLC is also working with the parish government to create a Redfish Festival specifically for the week of, and culminating in, the Redfish World Series.
Similar festivals and events in the parish held in the same location over the past several years have attracted 90,000 to 120,000 attendees per event. This will be the biggest and most promoted event in parish history.
The Redfish World Series is the most prestigious and unique redfishing event ever held. Envisioned, designed, developed, and produced specifically to showcase the premier redfish angling talent in the world along with the top tier of the industry in product design and function, the Redfish World Series is the new standard in competitive redfishing and promotion.
Only 48 of the highest performing redfish teams in the country will be invited to compete in this annual event. They will be selected from across the spectrum of redfish competition tours and trails from North Carolina to Texas and every coastal area in between. These are the most consistently and highest performing teams from the Inshore Fishing Association, Rudy’s Pro Redfish Series, Florida Pro Redfish Series, Elite Redfish Series, Southern Redfish Cup Series, and America’s Redfish Cup.
The RWS is also building fan and participation base for all these tours by designating specific events on each tour (beginning in 2019) that are immediate qualifiers for the following year’s World Championship. There are also invitees from a special cadre of veteran anglers that have been a part of the history, legacy, and growth of redfish competition.
The anticipation of the release of the list of invitees for the first ever World Championship has every aspect of Social Media buzzing. There has never been a field of anglers with this scale of talent, competing in this type venue, for a goal of this magnitude. The Redfish World Series is setting an unparalleled precedent for numbers of impressions and sustained interest.
First 24 Teams 2019
Only 48 teams will be invited to participate in the inaugural Redfish World Series taking place in St Bernard Parish Louisiana September 26-29, 2019. The following list is the first half of the field in random order.
There is no preference, weight, or ranking assigned to the order of the list nor is there any bearing on being on the first list released versus the second. All the teams on this list have confirmed that they will be participating in the 2019 Redfish World Series.
If you know some of these team members send them a congratulations note because these are the first teams that are going to have the opportunity to win the most prestigious tournament in competitive redfish history.
The Champions of the Redfish World Series will receive an exclusive bronze redfish sculpture with a value in excess of $5000 each, a championship ring valued at $1500 each, and a check for a guaranteed $50,000 in cash! Their names will be engraved on a permanent plaque on yet another exclusive redfish sculpture that will be maintained in the St. Bernard Parish government office building lobby.
There is only one first of anything and one of these 24 teams may very well be the first ever legitimate World Champions of competitive redfishing!
Here are your first 24 teams:
Redfish World Series Format - 2019
Day 0 – Wednesday - Off the Water Day – no competitors or any of their equipment allowed on the water for any reason except repairs or maintenance with prior approval and accompanied by RWS staff or designee. There will be a White Tablecloth Captains Meeting early that evening and there may be “required attendance” events during the day as well.
Day 1 – Thursday – All teams. Random order blastoff. Bag Limit: Two (2) slot redfish.
Day 2 – Friday – All teams. Reverse order blastoff. Bag Limit: Three (3) slot redfish.
Day 3 – Saturday
Day 4 – Sunday