San Antonio, TX – The Association of Collegiate Anglers announces the opening of registration for the 2024 Hartwell Slam on Lake Hartwell in Anderson, SC.
Register for the event here.
The Hartwell Slam will be the first event of 2024 for the ACA, and the third of four major tournaments for the 2023-24 season on the Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series. This is a no-entry-fee, two-day tournament, featuring no field limits, that will be nationally televised. Anglers will be competing for over $20,000 in prizes and contingencies, as well as double points to count towards the Bass Pro Shops School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia.
“It’s hard to believe that 2024 is already here! We’re excited for the upcoming spring season and to get to Lake Hartwell this upcoming April,” said Kyle Curry, ACA Managing Director.
The Hartwell Slam will be contested on Lake Hartwell at Green Pond Landing in Anderson, SC on April 13-14, 2024.
“We’re very excited to welcome the ACA back to Green Pond Landing, Lake Hartwell, and Anderson County! The leadership of Anderson County has provided us with one of the top facilities in America, and our staff is anxious to host another first-class event in our community,” said Neil Paul, Executive Director-Visit Anderson. “The college angler is the future of our sport, and we understand that providing the best experience possible is key in the success of this event. The ACA Team is second to none in providing a great experience for the college angler and we want to match their efforts at the Hartwell Slam!”
At Lake Hartwell, along with the valuable prizes, contingencies, and points up for grabs, teams will also be competing for automatic qualification spots into the 2024 Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship presented by Bass Pro Shops at Pickwick Lake on May 23-24, 2024. The Top 15 finishing angler pairings at the 2024 Hartwell Slam automatically qualify to compete in the 2024 Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship presented by Bass Pro Shops. These qualified angler pairing entries must compete as the same angler pairing that competed at the 2024 Hartwell Slam. There is not a limit to the number of entries into the 2024 ACA National Championship that can qualify via this Top 15 finish. The Hartwell Slam will be the final event at which anglers can earn automatic qualification into the 2024 Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship presented by Bass Pro Shops.
This tournament will also be key in defining the race for the Bass Pro Shops School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia. The Hartwell Slam is the last ACA major double points event before the triple points Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship presented by Bass Pro Shops in May. Schools will be looking to secure as many points as possible as they aim to finish the year high up in the National Rankings.
The Association of Collegiate Anglers (ACA) is a division of CarecoTV that was created to facilitate growth, development, and structure within competitive collegiate bass fishing, with emphasis on competitive fishing events nationwide. The ACA created the original BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Series 19 seasons ago. That single event has evolved into the Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series, which is now recognized as the longest-running consecutive collegiate bass fishing series in existence.
The ACA lineup of major college fishing events includes a variety of tournaments nationwide that are multi-day tournaments, all of which are televised on several networks, as well as streamed on a variety of connected platforms. The ACA also provides support to numerous schools operating regional events nationwide which is an effort to provide more opportunities to grow the exposure and awareness of college fishing.
The ACA owns the Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series, Bass Pro Shops School of Year presented by Abu Garcia program, and associated assets which is widely regarded as the most comprehensive and prestigious collegiate bass fishing title today.
Thanks in part to the large diversity of media exposure the ACA provides, the series boasts the largest amount of televised and streaming coverage of any collegiate fishing series. This includes a dedicated television series on numerous television networks and streaming platforms, as well as additional coverage of select events inside other programs.
This combination includes coverage from Discovery Channel, CBS Sports, Bally Sports, Pursuit Channel, as well as other regional and national networks. You can also find coverage online at any time of past events thanks to coverage on OutdoorActionTV.com and PursuitUp.com
For more information on the ACA or the Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series, visit www.CollegiateBassChampionship.com.
For more information on CarecoTV, visit www.CarecoTV.com