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2022 XVI Black Bass World Championship

2022 XVI Black Bass World Championship


The United States Angling Confederation and Capital City Lake Murray Country will host the 2022 16th annual 2022 Black Bass World Championship in Columbia, South Carolina on Lake Murray. The venue of Lake Murray is a world class bass fishery proven many times by the number of top-level professional bass tournaments hosted there. The southern charm of Columbia, SC and the surrounding area will welcome all international attendees and provide many cherished memories.  This world championship is sanctioned by FIPSed International Federation of Fish Sports Freshwater.

October 16 – 22, 2022

Championship VenueLake Murray

Pre-Fishing Venue: Lake Monticello

PartnerCapital City Lake Murray Country

Area ManagerSouth Carolina Department of Natural Resources

AuthorityFIPSed International Federation of Fish Sports for Freshwater  

Lake Murray Fishing Guides: Guide List

RulesFIPSed 2022 Black Bass Rules

International OrganizerJohn Knight

Event Digital Mobile App Program(coming soon)

Join the team festivities at the World Championship Gala Dinners

Doubletree Hilton – Dinner – Teams – Speakers – FIPSed President – International Bass Pros – Music

Opening Gala Dinner – Monday, October 17, 2022 – 8:00 PM 

Awards Gala Dinner – Saturday, October 22, 2022 – 8:00 PM

Get tickets here

Calling All Boat Owner Volunteers

 We need volunteers with bass boats to join an international bass team for 5 days on Lake Murray. You will be driving your bass boat with a team ‘pair’ from launch to weigh-in. Boat Captain Package offered. The USA Bass Team, US Angling, and Capital City Lake Murray Country all say “Thank you”!

2022 Boat Volunteer – Boat Captain Information & Sign Up – OPEN

Calling Land Volunteers and Boat Marshals

We need volunteers to support our land venues and activities for the 2022 XVI Black Bass World Championship. Our volunteers will enjoy supporting the international teams and celebrations in Columbia, SC and Dreher Islands State Park. Land Volunteers help with registration, directing attendees to event locations, boat logistics and refueling, ice and lunch distribution, answering spectator questions, and ensuring the event runs smoothly. Southern hospitality encouraged!

Boat Marshals are placed in a team boat when a nation provides their own boat. 

2022 Land Volunteer or Boat Marshal – Information & Sign Up –  OPEN


Oct 16 - 22 2022


8:00 am - 6:00 pm

More Info

Event Site


Dreher Island State Park
3677 State Park Rd, Prosperity, SC 29127
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