Dear Editor,

During the week of September 21, Fulton County had the opportunity to welcome the Outdoor Channel’s Fishing University hosts, guests, and crew. The fishing legends who host Fishing University, Charlie Ingram and Ray Brazier, were graciously greeted with warm upstate New York hospitality wherever they went in the community. “From the car wash to restaurants to marinas” they were welcomed with open arms.

Fishing Univeristy at HFM BOCESFulton County should be proud of the reception these important guests received and proud of the final product that will air in early 2015. Fishing University’s season includes 13 episodes, two of which were filmed in Fulton County. The show filmed on the Great Sacandaga Lake and Canada Lake as well as school segments at Mayfield High School and Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery Board of Cooperative Educational Services (HFM BOCES). Each episode will air six times during the season and has the potential to reach 40 million viewers.

The filming of these episodes could not have taken place without the help of the sponsors, guides, businesses, and community members that Fishing University at Taylor Madehelped make this happen. Thank you to John Havlick and Frank’s Gun & Tackle Shop for helping sponsor the filming and the “Meet & Greet” at Lanzi’s on the Lake, coordinating the week’s events, and so much more. Thank you to Jason Pajonk, David Karpinski and Taylor Made Products for helping sponsor the filming and for the fantastic factory tour of the Harrison Street, Gloversville facility. Thank you to Stephen George of Allwater Guide Service and Rob Javarone for guide services and fishing coordination. Thank you to the Holiday Inn staff, Cranberry Cove Marina, Canada Lake Store and Marine, Lanzi’s on the Lake, and many others for their hospitality and service. Thank you to Mayfield High School and HFM BOCES students and staff for helping us highlight the great assets of Fulton County. And thank you to the Fulton County Board of Supervisors for their continued support and awareness of the importance of tourism in Fulton County.



Gina DaBiere-Gibbs, Director

Fulton County Tourism Department