The Fulton County Tourism Department announces fishing pros and legends, Charlie Ingram and Ray Brazier, will be in Fulton County with their TV show, Fishing University, to film two episodes. The Outdoor Channel show is in its 28th year making it the second longest running outdoor show of any type anywhere. The stars and filming crew will arrive in Fulton County on Saturday, September 20 and will be in the area through Sunday, September 28. They are planning on filming one episode on the Great Sacandaga Lake and the other on Canada Lake.
While in Fulton County, Ingram and Brazier will be available for autographs and pictures at a “Meet & Greet” event on Thursday, September 25 at Lanzi’s on the Lake, 1751 St. Hwy. 30, Mayfield. “We hope everyone will come out and visit for a while,” said Debra Talley, Vice President of Fishing University. “The guys would love to talk to local anglers to find out their secrets of catching the big ones. And the first 24 people through the door will each receive a spool of Tuf-Line fishing line and get the opportunity to meet the Sales Director of the company, Ted Thibault. Joining Charlie and Ray on this episode will be B.A.S.S. Elite Pro, James Niggemeyer, who will also be present to visit with everyone,” continued Talley.
“We are pleased to be welcoming to Fulton County the notable hosts and crew of Fishing University,” states Gina DaBiere-Gibbs, Director of Tourism. “The show will highlight the positive aspects of Fulton County and help draw visitors to our area in the future. The episodes will air early in 2015 just in time for people to plan their summer vacations. A national show that has been on the air for so many years is a great way to promote Fulton County,” adds DaBiere-Gibbs.
While in Fulton County, two high schools will be included in the filming of Fishing University. Ingram and Brazier and other special guests will be discussing career options in the outdoors and the importance of an education. The school segments will be featured in each episode when they air.
The public is invited to the “Meet & Greet” on Thursday, September 25 from 6:00 to 8:00 at Lanzi’s on the Lake located at 1751 State Highway 30, in Mayfield. The event is free and light refreshments will be sponsored by Frank’s Gun and Tackle Shop and Fulton County Tourism. If you have any questions please call DaBiere-Gibbs at (518)725-0641.