SAN ANTONIO, TX (February 2, 2023) – The Association of Collegiate Anglers is excited to announce a continued partnership with 13 Fishing for the 2023 season.  This partnership will include the promotion of 13 Fishing’s student angler discount program, promotion and support of all ACA major events, to include the season ending BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship presented by Bass Pro Shops on Lake Hartwell, inclusion of 13 Fishing products in various prize payouts at events, as well as offer a wide array of benefits that will help improve each student angler’s skillset.

“13 Fishing is excited to continue our partnership with the Association of Collegiate Anglers and support college angling at the highest level. It’s organizations like the ACA that drive the next generation of competitive anglers and we are proud to be a part of it. The ACA has helped introduce our strong college programs to many young anglers across the US and we are looking forward to another great season in 2023,” said Ben Alcocer, Marketing Director-13 Fishing. 

13 Fishing is a Florida based company that produces cutting edge baits, gear, rods, and reels for anglers of all skill levels.  A company founded on the most important principle of fishing, the angler, 13 Fishing continues to be an industry leader in producing premier fishing equipment.

At ICAST 2021 13 Fishing debuted the Origin F1, this past summer at ICAST 2022 13 Fishing introduced the new Gerald GMAN Swindle signature line of rods and reels.  The new product line brings Swindle’s wealth of experience and 13 Fishing’s modern approach together in a way that not only embodies Swindle’s intense work ethic, but also holds up to the proving grounds of the world’s toughest tournament trail.

These blanks are meticulously brutalized by the man himself and built on the next generation of Japanese PVG36T. Personally tuned by GMAN, the Meta series gives each rod seamless transition and stands alone as the best rod series at an attainable value.  A steadfast principle for Mr. Swindle, you shouldn’t have to survive on beans and rice in order to afford good gear.

“13 Fishing makes great products designed for any budget and anglers of all skill levels,” said Kyle Curry, ACA Managing Director.  “The discount program that 13 Fishing offers provides anglers the opportunity to buy top of the line equipment at a steep discount to help them take their talents to the next level.”

As part of this continued partnership, the ACA will work with 13 Fishing in promoting its student angler discount program.  College students will be able to receive a 60% discount on rods / baits and a 40% discount on reels.  To apply for the discount program, visit the Discounts & Incentives page on the ACA website.  Once there, anglers will be prompted to fill out a detailed submission form that will be sent to 13 Fishing for approval.  Approved anglers will then be able to purchase 13 Fishing products at discount.

For more information about the Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series, please visit

About the Association of Collegiate Anglers

The Association of Collegiate Anglers (ACA), is a division of CarecoTV, that was created to facilitate growth, development, and structure within competitive collegiate bass fishing with emphasis on competitive events nationwide.  The ACA created the original BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Series 18 seasons ago. That single event has evolved into the Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series, which is now recognized as the longest-running consecutive collegiate bass fishing series in existence.

The ACA owns the Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series, Bass Pro Shops School of Year presented by Abu Garcia program, and associated assets.   The ACA lineup of major college fishing events includes a variety of tournaments nationwide that are multi-day events, all of which are televised on several networks, as well as streamed on a variety of connected platforms.   The ACA also provides support to numerous schools operating regional events nationwide which helps to grow the exposure and awareness of college fishing.

Thanks in part to the large diversity of media exposure the ACA provides, the series boasts largest amount of televised and streaming coverage of any collegiate fishing series. This includes a dedicated television series on numerous television networks and streaming platforms, as well as additional coverage of select events inside other programs.  This combination includes coverage from Discovery Channel, CBS Sports, Pursuit Channel, as well as other regional and national networks.  You can also find coverage online at any time of past events thanks to coverage on and

For more information on the ACA or the Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Series, visit For more information on Bass Pro Shops, visit  For more information on CarecoTV, visit

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