Organizers have released more details about the first World Freshwater Spearfishing Championship to be held next year in the USA.
These events will take place worldwide on every odd year, with the first one in Nevada, USA from May 18-19, 2017, and the next one two years later in New Zealand.
Next year’s two-day event will be held in Lake Mead, southeast of Las Vegas, which has water temperatures of 70-75 degrees F/21-24 degrees C. Visibility will range from 1-10 meters/3.3-33 feet.
Day #1 will be Striped Bass only, unlimited size and take. Fish will be awarded 3 points per fish with no points for weight.
Day #2 will be Carp only, unlimited size and take. Fish will be given 1 point per fish and no points for weight.
The size and take is unlimited because the state’s Department of Wildlife wants to control the populations of both these fish species in this lake. All fish will need to be iced down as they will be used for a food source.
Each country will be allowed two teams in Men’s, Women’s and Mixed Doubles divisions, as well as a Masters division (age 60 and over as of meet day).