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Niagara Falls, NY - Fisherman Michael Mogensen of Tonawanda took members of the Confédération Internationale de la Pêche Sportive (CIPS) (English: International Confederation of Sport Fishing), on a fishing trip on the Niagara River hosted by Destination Niagara Falls USA.
Niagara Falls USA to Host 2018 CIPS Conference
Niagara Falls, N.Y – Niagara Falls USA will host the Confédération Internationale de la Pêche Sportive (CIPS) (English: International Confederation of Sport Fishing) for their annual Congress in May 2018. The NiagaraFalls USA meeting will be the first time in the organization’s 65 year history that this Congress will be hosted in
the United States, beating out bids from Hungary, Tunisia and Ireland which makes this an especially significant honor.
The International Confederation of Sport Fishing was founded in 1952 in Rome and is the governing body of international fishing tournaments around the world with over 70 participating countries.
"CIPS leaders chose Niagara Falls USA to host their 2018 Congress not only because Niagara Falls is an internationally recognized destination but also because we offer world-class fishing opportunities with a long list of freshwater fish available year round," said John Percy, President and CEO, of Destination Niagara USA. "We are thrilled to host this prestigious group and hope they will have an unforgettable time experiencing everything Niagara Falls USA has to offer. I am extremely proud of the Destination Niagara USA team for working so diligently on this bid and am especially grateful to Governor Andrew Cuomo who, as an avid fisherman himself, provided a letter of support towards our efforts."