The Western PA Tournament Fishing Association was started in 2016 and is the home of the Western PA Hardwater Tournament Series. The Western PA Hardwater series provides the region’s only competitive fishing events for both amateur and professional anglers.
The WPA Hardwater Series was developed to fill the gap between spring tournament seasons in Western Pennsylvania. Until 2016, no other organization in Western Pennsylvania sponsored an ice fishing series that welcomed amateur and professional fishermen. The WPA Hardwater Series is proud to have filled this need, and welcomes fishermen of all ages to fish our series. Last year we welcomed fishermen from all over the state, as well as various regions of New York and Ohio.
Safety is very important to our organization, and we make it a point to check the ice in the days prior to every tournament to ensure the safety of our competitors. You can stay updated on the status of upcoming events by visiting our News page or following us on Facebook.
The inaugural 2016 season was an amazing season with points competition at the Lake Arthur and Kahle Lake, and a season closing event at Presque Isle Bay in Erie. We are looking forward to the 2018 season and are planning events at Lake Arthur, Kahle Lake, Edinboro Lake, and Presque Isle Bay.
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