Gardner-Webb Fishing Club Welcomes Professional Angler Matt Arey

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BOILING SPRINGS, NC – Gardner-Webb University’s Fishing Club presents a night with FLW (Forrest L. Wood) Professional Fisherman, Matt Arey, who has combined career tour earnings of over $200,000.  The event is open to the public and takes place Thursday, Oct. 13 at 6:30 p.m. in the GWU Clubhouse.

Arey, a native of Shelby, N.C., has been fishing as a pro since 2007.  Arey’s first big win, qualifying him to go pro, was when he was crowned FLW Cup Co-Angler Champion in 2006.  Since joining the FLW Outdoors Fishing Tournament Series, Arey has 13 top 10 finishes.

During the event, Arey will share how he started his career in professional fishing, including strategies and advice for anglers, and he will even perform some casting demonstrations.

More information about the fishing club and this event are available through Jeremy Fern at 704-406-3988 or

Located in Boiling Springs, N.C., Gardner-Webb University was founded in 1905 and is home to over 4,300 students from 37 states and 21 foreign countries.  Gardner-Webb seeks a higher ground in higher education – one that embraces faith and intellectual freedom, balances conviction and compassion, and inspires in students a love of learning, service, and leadership.