Roscoe, NY Named 2011 WFN: World Fishing Network’s Ultimate Fishing Town USA Presented by Eagle Claw
TORONTO, June 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Best known for the theatre, restaurants and nightlife, New York is also a great place to fish. In fact, after more than one million votes were cast at www.wfnfishingtown.com, Roscoe, NY has been selected as the 2011 WFN: World Fishing Network Ultimate Fishing Town USA Presented by Eagle Claw. The announcement was made by Mark Rubinstein, President and CEO of WFN, North America’s only 24/7 fishing channel.
Representatives from Roscoe will receive a $25,000 donation to support a fishing-related cause, a feature on WFN about fishing in their town, and 10 WaveSpin Reels. Waddington, NY will be awarded $5,000 as the runner-up and Baudette, MN receives $2,500.
“We are so proud to be named WFN Ultimate Fishing Town USA,” said Elaine Fettig of The Roscoe – Rockland Chamber of Commerce. “We look forward to the opportunities this award will provide, and thank WFN for bringing our community together to support a common goal.”
The small hamlet of 600 people is located 2-hours from NY City, Connecticut and New Jersey. It is known as Trout Town USA, offering five of America’s top trout streams, numerous reservoirs and lakes.
After 300 towns all were nominated and a preliminary round of voting narrowed the field to 20 finalists, the competition quickly became a two-town race as Roscoe and Waddington traded places daily atop the leader board.
“We commend all of the towns for wanting to invite anglers to experience everything their town has to offer,” said Mr. Rubinstein. “Roscoe’s passionate angling community stepped-up to prove that their pride, passion and fishing are second to none.”
The rest of the top 20 were: Gladstone, MI; Winthrop Harbor, IL; Seward, AK; Destin, FL; Kissimmee, FL; Homer, AK; Florence, AL; Boulder Junction, WI; Hartsel, CO; Annapolis, MD; Richmond Hill, GA; Bradford, PA; Bainbridge, GA; Gold Beach, OR; Zapata, TX; Denver, CO; Grand Isle, LA
About WFN: World Fishing Network
WFN: World Fishing Network (www.WorldFishingNetwork.com) is the only 24/7 television network dedicated to all segments of fishing. Originally launched in December 2005, WFN and WFN HD are available in more than 30 million households through North American cable, satellite and telecommunications distributors including DISH Network, Charter, Comcast, AT&T U-Verse, Verizon FiOS and more.
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