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).

For more info and the complete rules, check out the WFSC website at freshwaterworlds.com or its Facebook page.

Inaugural World Freshwater Spearfishing Championship To Be Held In USA Next Year
Inaugural World Freshwater Spearfishing Championship To Be Held In USA Next Year
John Liang
John Liang is the News Editor at DeeperBlue.com. He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.

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