About Berkley

Berkley News

  • Defoe Defies Odds For Bassmaster Elite Series All Star Title Ott DeFoe, a B.A.S.S. Elite Series rookie and Berkley pro team member, looked at his competition for the first ever Bassmaster Elite Series All Star event. The list was a who's who list of former Classic champions, Anglers of the Year, Elite tournament victors…names like Reese, Iaconelli and Van Dam. Read More
  • Elite Series Rookie Hits Bass Trail And Espn Vlog At the ripe age of 19, Berkley pro angler Bradley Roy is encountering many firsts these days. He is not only the youngest angler to ever fish the Elite Series, but he is now capturing this and many other firsts on his ESPN video blog. Read More
  • Enter Your Conservation Project for Recognition Your club or chapter could be the winner of a 2011 Outstanding Conservation Award presented by the Berkley Conservation Institute and B.A.S.S. in honor of the best B.A.S.S. Federation Nation conservation and angler recruitment and retention projects conducted in 2010. The Institute awards a $2,000 check for the best conservation project and $1,500 in fishing gear for the best angler recruitment/retention project. Read More
  • Federal Consideration Of Bottom Fishing Closure Suspended The Secretary of Commerce has agreed with recommendations of NOAA Fisheries Services and the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council to suspend consideration of the potential large bottom fishing closure in the Southeast. Read More
  • Lane Carries The Day At Kentucky Lake Berkley pro Bobby Lane led wire–to–wire to claim his first BASS victory. Read More
  • Lee Smith Wins IFA Kayak Event at Destin, FL Lee Smith, of Niceville, Fla., caught a redfish and speckled sea trout that measured a combined 61.75 inches in length to win the IFA Kayak Fishing Tour Presented by Hobie Fishing event on March 27 in Destin, Fla. The event, which operated out of Legendary Marina, was the regular-season opener for the IFA Kayak Tour's Gulf Division. Read More
  • Legislation Introduced to Stop Unwarranted Fisheries Closures A bill introduced by Rep. Rob Wittman (R-VA) seeks to ensure that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Marine Fisheries Service is required to set catch limits based on sound science. The bi-partisan legislation, known as the Fishery Science Improvement Act (FSIA), is endorsed by the Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus as well as a broad coalition of conservation, sportfishing and marine industry groups. Read More
  • Martin Elected Chairman Of TRCP Board Of Directors WASHINGTON - At its spring meeting, the board of directors of the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership elected Jim Martin, a longtime TRCP board member and biologist who currently is conservation director of the Berkley Conservation Institute, to chair the organization's board. Read More
  • Palaniuk Ready to Begin Elite Series Career Berkley pro and Elite Series angler Brandon Palaniuk can't think of any other way to spend his life – fishing for a living. The dream started as a young angler, which shaped his current career path. Read More
  • Pure Fishing Continues To Support The BoatU.S. Collegiate Program Pure Fishing, the parent company of Berkley, Abu Garcia and All Star, is proud to partner with the BoatU.S. Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship Series. Read More
  • Pure Fishing Invests in Future Fisherman COLUMBIA, S.C. – Reading, writing, and arithmetic seem a bit passé. Students today study anything from engineering to Mozart to interior design. Read More
  • Pure Fishing Teams Up With The Boy Scouts Of America Pure Fishing has been named the exclusive fishing tackle provider for the 2010 Boy Scouts of America National Jamboree, celebrating 100 years of the Boy Scout organization. Read More
  • Reese And Roy Seize Lead In Angler Of The Year And Rookie Of The Year Standings Skeet Reese is no stranger to leading the way for Angler of the Year, having won the coveted award in 2007. Newcomer Bradley Roy is paving the same path in the Rookie of the Year race. Read More
  • Reese Runs Rampant On Smith Mountain To say Skeet Reese ran away with the tournament trophy and $100,000 during the BASS tournament on Smith Mountain Lake would be a huge understatement. It would be more appropriate to say that he blew the doors off the competition. Read More
  • Reese Unstoppable On Guntersville Skeet Reese caught more than 100-pounds of bass to claim his second BASS victory of the year. With the win, the Berkley pro took home the tournament trophy and $100,000 during the BASS tournament on Lake Guntersville. Read More
  • Team Sostheim/Matney Wins IFA Redfish Tour Event at Destin, FL Joey Sostheim and Jake Matney, both of Panama City, Fla., weighed in a two-redfish limit that totaled 13.90 pounds to win the IFA Redfish Tour event in Destin, Fla., on March 26. To win the event, which operated out of Legendary Marine, Sostheim and Matney bested a competitive field to take home a new Ranger Banshee Extreme powered by a 60-horsepower Read More