2015 AFT Championship Set for Lake Hartwell
Athens, AL - American Bass Anglers, Inc. and Visit Anderson have joined together to present the 2015 American Fishing Tour National Championship at Lake Hartwell in Anderson, SC the week of October 17 - 23, 2015. The event will take place at the new Green Pond Landing launch facility to be completed in December of 2014. Up to 250 boats will descend upon Anderson, SC to compete for three new Triton Boat/Mercury Outboard packages during the 2015 AFT Championship. Anglers will be coming from AFT divisions as far away as New York and Kansas to attend the event. "Visit Anderson is proud to be the host of the 2015 AFT National Championship at Green Pond Landing on Lake Hartwell. We have worked hard to make the facility and our community a world class destination for bass fishing," said Jennifer Norman, Executive Director of Visit Anderson.
Lake Hartwell lies on the South Carolina/Georgia border and covers 56,000 acres. The Lake Hartwell Dam was completed in 1959 joining the Savannah, Seneca, and Tugaloo Rivers. Many events such as the FLW Tour and the B.A.S.S. Elite Series tournaments have been held on the lake. Lake Hartwell will, also, be the home of the 2015 Bassmaster Classic.
The completion of the new Green Pond Landing launch facility will open a whole new chapter for tournament fishing in Anderson, SC. The state of the art facility will be open in December of 2014 and will include four launch ramps and paved parking for 175 trucks/trailers. Phase II of Green Pond Landing will take place over the 2015-2016 winter adding additional parking and facilities to the site. Completion of this facility will bring many events that typically take place in other communities on Lake Hartwell to Anderson, SC. The AFT National Championship will be the second major event to be held out of Green Pond Landing. Green Pond Landing is located at: 470 Green Pond Road Anderson, SC 29626.
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