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Fishing tournament and family expo coming in March

The Bass Pro Shops Redcrest IV family expo will be in Charlotte in March. Photo | Major League Fishing

Feb. 15. Major League Fishing (MLF) will be hosting its catch, weigh and release Redcrest Championship, March 8-12, on Lake Norman.

Blythe Landing in Cornelius will be home for the Wednesday-to-Sunday tournament. Sally Ashworth, executive director of Visit Lake Norman, said ot’s the most prestigious fishing event Lake Norman has ever hosted.

MLF will also host a free, family-friendly expo in 11 am to 7 pm Friday – Sunday, March 10-12 at The Park Expo & Conference Center, 800 Briar Creek Rd., Charlotte 28205.

All Redcrest anglers will attend the expo, including Kevin Van Dam, Jacob Wheeler and North Carolina’s Bryan Thrift, plus fishing legends such as Jimmy Houston, Hank Parker and Roland Martin.

Major League Fishing is the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, producing more than 250 events annually.