Winter Park, FL (March 12, 2021) — Sport Fishing Television, the Telly Award-winning fishing-travel-adventure series, celebrates its 20th season April 3 on Discovery, kicking off an 11-episode trek that takes viewers to Alaska, Louisiana, Panama, the Florida Keys, Cape Cod, San Diego, North Carolina and Florida’s Indian River Lagoon.
Using the show’s two-decade milestone as inspiration, the season’s theme is evolution. (“The history and future of fishing — told one destination at a time,” to use the show’s tagline.) Combining award-winning cinematography and rare archival footage, the 2021 season showcases heart-pounding fishing action, and explores how the species, destinations, migrations, and tactics have evolved over the years.
SFTV was created in 2001 by executive producer Drew Townes, who still oversees the show today. The original concept was to have the editors of Salt Water Sportsman, Sport Fishing and Marlin serve as hosts. Now 20 years later, the show endures, with several of the flagship sponsors still involved (including Yellowfin Yachts and Mercury).
When asked about the 2021 season, Townes says, “I can tell you we were in the right place at the right time. It’s the most incredible fishing footage we’ve ever captured, and the stories will keep you entranced in our favorite pastime.”
SFTV: Evolution premieres April 3 at 6:30am on Discovery, with new episodes every Saturday.