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April 10, 2012 Issue
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Rob Potter | Democrat

Four anglers enjoy casting a line in the famous Junction Pool in Roscoe during the 2010 First Cast Ceremony. Roscoe, which is also known as “Trout Town USA”, is one of several towns across the nation which have been nominated for a special contest.

Roscoe looks to become ‘America’s Ultimate Fishing Town’

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DENVER, COLO. — The Sullivan County hamlet of Roscoe has been nominated as one of the best places to fish in the United States as part of World Fishing Network’s Ultimate Fishing Town Contest Presented by Eagle Claw.
World Fishing Network (WFN), which is North America’s only 24-hour fishing lifestyle network, is conducting the search through a nationwide contest and awarding a $25,000 prize and more to the winning community.
Residents can support the nomination and help reel in a win by adding photos, videos and essays at
WFN is accepting nominations from anglers across America who feel that they fish in WFN’s Ultimate Fishing Town.
In addition to national recognition and a $25,000 donation to be used towards fishing–related cause(s), the winning town will also receive a tourism boost when it is featured on WFN.
“No matter if they love to fish in a small rural community or a tourist mecca, we encourage everyone to nominate their favorite fishing spot,” said Shauna Gosevitz, Senior Director of Marketing for WFN. “This promotion gives us, and the participating towns, a great opportunity to profile the places where people love to fish all across the USA. We look forward to hearing their stories and letting the people choose WFN’s Ultimate Fishing Town USA.” 
For the preliminary round of voting, WFN divided the United States into seven voting regions: Pacific – Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada; Rockies – Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, Utah, Colorado; Southwest – New Mexico, Arizona, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Puerto Rico, Arkansas; Midwest – North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Missouri, Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, West Virginia, Indiana; Northeast: Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, District of Columbia; Southeast – North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama; and Florida – State of Florida.
Following the nomination period, which began on March 1 and continues until Friday, April 8, the first round of public voting will be open from Tuesday, April 12 to Tuesday, May 3.
To help spread the word and encourage voting, WFN will provide a variety of social media tools at the website
The 20 finalists, comprised of the two entries in each of the seven regions with the highest vote totals plus six “wild card” entrants selected by WFN, will advance to the final round of voting from May 10 to May 31.
The results will be announced in June at a ceremony in the winning community emceed by Mariko Izumi, host of WFN’s Hookin’ Up with Mariko Izumi.
World Fishing Network is the only 24/7 television network dedicated to all segments of fishing with programming that covers instruction, tips, tournaments, travel, food, boating, outdoor lifestyle and more.
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