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Create excitement, generate publicity, and develop more effective sponsorship packages with a giant-prize fishing derby contest or promotion from Odds On.

Angler Wins $50K Bass Boat in Tagged Fish Contest

Dadeville, Ala. – Imagine winning $1,000,000 – or a brand-new bass boat – just for doing a little fishing. Just a few short weeks ago, Rufus “Bubba” McNeill won a $50K Skeeter Bass boat, paid for by Odds On Promotions, after he caught a tagged fish during the OGS “Crank for Bank” fishing tournament.

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Watch the news interview on Bubba’s big catch!

For the second year in a row, OGS Fishing Tournaments gave anglers the chance to win over $1,000,000 in cash and prizes in an innovative 13-week “virtual” tagged fish contest called Crank 4 Bank.

From April 1st until July 4th, anglers could purchase a $100 entry, register on the Fishing Chaos app, and submit photos of the fish they caught on Lake Martin for a chance to win cash and prizes. In addition to winning prizes based on the size of their catch, if an angler caught a tagged fish, they were eligible to win additional prizes if their tag matched one of preselected “lucky” tags.

“It’s our second year doing the event,” explains Vivian Autry, co-owner of OGS. “We tagged 200 fish and if you were registered you got the chance to win a million dollars, a bass boat, a Chevy pickup truck, or $1,500. We’re going to do this next year. But I think we’re going to up the ante a little bit and maybe there might be a $2 million fish floating out there in the water.”

Want to make your next tournament, fundraiser, sales promotions, or special event a million-dollar attention-grabber? Want to run a tagged fish contest of your own? Odds On can help. We have hundreds of creative ways to help you capture headlines, drive traffic and increase sales. Email or give us a call today at 888-827-2249.

Fishing Contest Winner in Australia Lands $10K AUD

Albion Park Rail – New South Wales, Australia – Congratulations to fishing contest winner Billy Plummer of Toronto NSW who recently won $10,000 AUD (about $7,000 USD), courtesy of the Wollongong Game Fishing Club, and paid for by Odds On Promotions.

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Plummer won the big cash prize after he netted the “First Place Big Fish” during the Wallongong Game Fishing Club’s 29th Annual Tournament in September. To be eligible to win the prize, the angler had to land the biggest Mako over 250 kg. Plummer, a member of the Lake Macquarie fishing club, did the job, despite some rather nasty weather, when he landed his monster 310 kg shark with 37 kg tackle, fishing on the boat Big Ed.

The Wollongong tournament is a one-day fishing shootout. A total of 17 boats participated.

Interested in having a fishing contest winner of your own by offering participants in your next special event the chance to win a prize for a record-setting performanceEmail or give Odds On a call today at 888-827-2249.

Fishing Contest Winner Lassos Record-Breaking Shark, Scores $20K

fishing contest winner - david rogersMiss. Man Lassos Record-Breaking Shark at Deep Sea Rodeo
Odds On Promotions Writes the Check for $20,000

Gulfport, Miss. – Congratulations to David Rogers of Mobile, Ala., our latest fishing contest winner, who not only broke two state records during the 69th Annual Mississippi Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo this summer, he also won $20,000, paid for by Odds On Promotions.

Rogers won the big bucks as part of the Rodeo’s Shark Bounty: if any angler was able to land a state record-breaking Tiger Shark before the scales closed on July 4, 2016, they would win $20,000.

Rogers’ prize winning catch, a 390-pounder, broke – or should we say, annihilated – a six-year record that was set in 2010 for a 173-pound Tiger Shark. He also landed a record setting 203-pound Bull Shark. Even more surprising, he broke both records in a single day!

Check out the amazing press Rogers received for his catch.

Interested in offering participants in your next special event the chance to win a prize for a record-setting performance? Interested in more winning fishing contest ideas? Email or give Odds On a call today at 888-827-2249 to learn more.

Increase Traffic to Your Location with Casting for Cash!

Increase Traffic with our Casting for Cash VSW game!Fishing for a promotion that will help you “reel in” more fans at your next live appearance? With Odds On’s Casting for Cash Video Scratch & Win game, you can increase traffic to your location by giving your fans the chance to catch free fishing gear, boats, or $100,000, paid for by Odds On!

If a lucky fan can locate the six matching symbols on the tablet’s touchscreen, he or she will score your grand prize, and Odds On Promotions will pick up the tab. Award up to six different consolation prizes, in any quantities you choose, for finding fewer winning symbols.  For example, find one winning symbol, win a tee-shirt; find three, reel in some new fishing gear, or dinner at a participating sponsor’s restaurant.

Ask about our portable Countertop Kiosk that features a built-in prize coupon printer which can be programmed to feature different sponsor logos and prizes.  Request more information after watching the game demo below, or give Odds On Promotions a call at 888-827-2249 for a free, no-obligation quote!

Fishing Promotion Insured by Montana Insurance Agency

fishing promotion - casting for cash VSWThinking about insuring a fishing promotion at your upcoming tournament?

When people think about the kinds of fishing promotions they can insure, most automatically look at running a state record contest or a matching weight promotion.

But Odds On has a variety of contests and promotions that can be customized to suit your fishing event including Dice Rolls, Lucky Envelopes contests and even a brand new game called “Casting for Cash.”

Casting for Cash is a customizable Video Scratch & Win promotion that will allow you to give every angler in your event the chance to win a variety of insured and self-sponsored prizes! If a lucky tournament participant happens to “reel” in 6 winning symbols on the game’s touchscreen, they will take home a grand prize, paid for by Odds On Promotions.

A Fishing Promotion for Everyone in Your Tournament

An insurance agency in Montana recently teamed up with a local tournament giving every angler in the event the chance to win a brand new fishing boat, valued at $35,000, for selecting 6 spots on the Video Scratch & Win game’s touchscreen.  While there wasn’t a grand prize winner, the fishing tournament was a success and there were several close calls, so the tournament awarded a number of self-sponsored prizes for those anglers who found fewer than 6 winning symbols.

Interested in learning more about Casting for Cash?  Give Odds On Promotions a call today at 888-827-2249 for a free, no-obligation quote!  Or, you can email us for more information or with any questions you may have!

P.S. Looking for more traditional fishing contests? Be sure to check out more of the fishing promotions we have to offer!