Redfish World Series
The Redfish World Series is a prestigious and unique redfish angling competition. In fact, it is the only redfish competition event in the world that invites the nation’s top redfish anglers to come together for a four-day competition. There are only 48 redfish teams that are invited to compete in this annual event, and they represent the whole spectrum of redfish competitors from North Carolina to Texas and all the coastal areas in between.
The Redfish World Series also hosts the Louisiana Redfish Festival that has tens of thousands of attendees. The Louisiana Redfish Festival takes place between September 27th to September 29th this year. Not only does this festival bring the local community to life with tasty food and live music, but it also promotes tourism and fun! The festival will be held at the Fredrick J. Sigur Civic Center in Chalmette, Louisiana. This event brings people together to celebrate the Redfish that is responsible for bringing in money to St. Bernard and the other surrounding parishes every year.
The Louisiana Redfish Festival will feature local Louisianan cuisine, and many of the local restaurants will be set up in onsite booths to promote their tasty foods. A festival would be boring without music to accompany that delicious food though! Both local and nationally recognized bands will be performing throughout the span of the entire festival. The festival is also family-friendly, with games and activities all ages can enjoy. If you’re looking for some unique decorations and gifts, look no further than the Arts and Crafts section of the festival. If you are a fan of pageantry, you’ll have the opportunity to meet Miss St. Bernard, the winner of the Redfish Festival Pageant held in early September. Don’t forget to ask for autographs and take some photos.
In the afternoons of the 28th and 29th, the Redfish World Series will be presenting the weigh-ins of the professional redfish anglers in the Gold Division. Not only are these anglers fighting for the World Champion title, trophies, and medals, but also the $50,000 first-place check. After the weigh-in is completed on Sunday, the World Champions will be crowned at the festival.
The Redfish World Series is the only redfish competition with a national venue and this much exposure. The competition will feature the top-performing teams from the Elite Redfish Series, Rudy’s Pro Redfish Series, Saltwater Angler Redfish Series, Inshore Fishing Association, Power Pole Pro Redfish Series, Southern Redfish Cup Series, and a Wild Card Division.
The Redfish World Series has also designed and released a National Ranking System to rank redfish teams from every tour on a national basis. The National Ranking System has been widely accepted and has proven to be a valuable tool in building interest and participation in the sport. These rankings will be used to qualify teams for the next Redfish World Series.