2020 Ray Scott Champion Lake Hartwell
ATHENS, Ala. – January 09, 2019 -- American Bass Anglers announced today that the 2020 Ray Scott Championship, will be hosted by Visit Anderson on Lake Hartwell. The event will take place April 6-12 at Green Pond Landing on Lake Hartwell in Anderson, SC.
Since opening in December 2014, Green Pond Landing on Lake Hartwell has hosted the ABA Championships as well as numerous major events including the Bassmaster Classic and FLW Tour. The Anderson community provides a multitude of excellent lodging and dining options close to Green Pond Landing for the competitors, as well as many activities for the families and participating anglers. The competitors will fish Lake Hartwell, the 56,000-acre reservoir along the Savannah and Tugaloo Rivers, which spans part of the South Carolina-Georgia border.
“We are very excited to have American Bass Anglers and the Ray Scott Championship coming back to Anderson County, Green Pond Landing and Lake Hartwell for another championship fishing tournament. We have enjoyed a wonderful relationship with the great folks at ABA over the years and the ABA family has contributed significantly to the economic impact of fishing tournaments in Anderson County. Ray Scott is the Godfather of competitive bass fishing and to be able to host a championship tournament that bears his name is an honor and privilege for our community and we look forward to this tremendous opportunity,” said Neil Paul, Executive Director of Visit Anderson
“The Anderson SC area and Lake Hartwell provides the exact mix of fishing and Southern heritage for this event. Neal Paul at Visit Anderson and the local community rolls out the red carpet and always goes above and beyond to welcome the ABA anglers. We are excited to return to Anderson SC for the 2020 Ray Scott Championship,” said Morris Sheehan, ABA President.
The mission of Visit Anderson is to grow the economy of Anderson County by fostering sustainable tourism economic development and effectively marketing Anderson County to increase visitation and improve the quality of life for the residents of Anderson County. Visit Anderson achieves that mission by fostering relationships and promoting Anderson County’s emerging tourism industry, protecting and promoting Anderson County Parks and other tourism development resources such as Lake Hartwell. For more information, please visit www.VisitAnderson.com or call 1-877-282-4650.
Anderson County, S.C. is a public government organization that serves its residents and visitors with the highest quality public safety, infrastructure, clean environment, economic development, and recreational services. For more information go to https://www.andersoncountysc.org
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Bass Pro Shops Open Series Supporting Sponsors: Engel Coolers, Maui Jim, Power-Pole and Optiam Batteries.
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