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TORONTO, Canada-- WFN: World Fishing Network, North America's only 24-hour fishing lifestyle network will present a full week of prime-time programming focused on traveling the globe in search of the best places to fish. Beginning on Monday December 1st and continuing through Sunday December 7th, Destination: Fishing on WFN and WFN HD will air each day from 6 pm to midnight ET.

"There's nothing anglers like more than the chance to fish in different locations around the globe," said Mark Rubinstein, President of WFN HD. "As the weather turns cold in many parts of North America, now is the time people begin planning their fishing vacations for 2009. For anglers looking for a new location, the 42-hours of targeted programming we are presenting with Destination: Fishing is required viewing."

Hosted by the sexy second-generation angler Mariko Izumi, host of WFN's 5-Cast and Hookin' Up, Destination: Fishing, provides travel tips and noteworthy information about the regions visited by each show. Every hour at the top of the hour Mariko offers viewers another tip to augment the travel-focused lineup of programming. Throughout the week she'll be joined by guest anglers in studio to share their own travels tips and stories. In addition to the studio segments, during commercial breaks viewers will see some familiar faces from the fishing industry checking in to provide a few travel tips and stories of their own

Here's a look at the schedule. For additional airtimes, visit

Monday, Dec. 1- Canada - WFN takes viewers across the vast country of Canada from Ontario to British Columbia and north to the Arctic Circle.

Tuesday, Dec. 2 - Worldwide -- WFN will be racking up the frequent flyer miles with programming from Australia to Alaska.

Wednesday, Dec. 3 - The South -- The USA's southern states are profiled, with Florida, Alabama, and Texas prominently featured.

Thursday, Dec. 4 - Central, South America and the Caribbean -- WFN visits the most exotic locales in the world, covering Central & South America, and the Caribbean, showcasing spectacular shows shot on location in Mexico, The Bahamas, and Brazil.

Friday, Dec. 5 - The Northeast and Midwest - WFN takes viewers to the USA's Northeast and Midwest - from New England to Minnesota.

Saturday, Dec. 6 - North America Recap - Another look at some of WFN's best shows from North America including stops in Algonquin Park, Ontario, Northern Minnesota, and Key West, Florida.

Sunday, Dec. 7 - Worldwide Recap -- Destination: Fishing concludes with another trek around the globe revisiting the most exotic destinations from Monday-Friday such as Belize, Mexico, and Brazil.

Available 24-hours a day, seven days a week, WFN HD provides recreational and sport fishing enthusiasts with an entertaining and comprehensive line-up that covers a wide range of programming including American and Canadian angling, saltwater and freshwater fishing, professional competitions, expert advice, international tournaments, travel destinations and conservation. WFN offers viewers insight from a variety of professional anglers such as Bob & Wayne Izumi, Angelo Viola, Dave Mercer and J.P. DeRose plus a variety of lifestyle shows including Charlie Moore TV, Hookin' Up with Mariko Izumi and WFN Road Trip.

WFN: World Fishing Network was originally launched in December 2005 as North America's first channel dedicated to covering every aspect of the angling and sport fishing industry. In November 2007, WFN reached an agreement with Verizon FiOS TV as its first U.S distribution partner. In June, 2008 WFN HD secured a national footprint in the U.S. on Dish Network. Today, WFN and WFN HD are available in more than 20 million households through North American cable, satellite, and telecommunications distributors. For more information visit

Media Contact
Doug Drotman (WFN) (631) 462-1198 or

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