Bobby Clark Wins ABA D17, 2 Day Championship on Chowan River

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Bobby Clark, of MacClesfield, NC won the AFT Division 17, North Carolina Central 2 Day Championship on the Chowan River.  The event was held on 4 and 5 August, 2018 launching out of the Highway 13 Ramp (Shoups Landing) in Winton, North Carolina.   Bobby Clark caught a 2-day total of 23.86-lbs to win the Championship. Bobby said he caught his fish on crankbaits and worms and moved around a lot both days.  Congratulation Bobby!  

Ricky West of Rocky Mount, NC accumulated the most point in Division 17 and earned the Title of 2018 ANGLER OF THE YEAR.  Ricky also had Big Fish on Day 1 weighing 4.22-lbs, which was also big fish of the tournament.

 Mike Colbert of Newport, NC had Big Fish on Day 2 weighing 4.09 lbs. 

                                                            2 Day Total 
First Place               Bobby Clark        23.86 lbs
Second Place         Mike Colbert        20.49 lbs
Third Place             Ricky West          17.64 lbs
Fourth Place           Miles Hair           10.81 lbs
Fifth Place              Joe Lybrand          9.81 lbs

For more information on this or any future event in this division contact Mike Colbert at (252)223-2325.

These anglers accrued valuable points toward the Divisional Angler of the Year title. The points champion from each division will compete in the annual American Bass Anglers AFT Angler of The Year Final Round at the AFT Championship.  In addition, the top 500 anglers from the various divisions will earn the right to compete in the three-day ABA, AFT National Championship tournament.

The American Fishing Tour offers low cost, close to home bass tournaments that are designed for the weekend angler. All ABA anglers fish for money and points. The points advance the angler to their divisional championship and the top 500 anglers in the US are invited to the American Fishing Tour National Championship for this fall on Lake Hartwell near Anderson SC.

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