Fox Atomic has bought the rights to Fishing on the Edge: The Mike Iaconelli Story.

The film is based on the autobiography of the competitive bass fisher. It follows Iaconelli's background as a child in New Jersey to prominence in the world of pro fishing, says Variety. Iaconelli, one of the few non-Southern competitors, cemented his star status by winning the 2003 Citgo Bassmaster Classic; he used that victory to become the sport's best-known figure, with multiple appearances on ESPN talkshows and magazine profiles. He's been a relentless promoter for the sport via his brash personality, 'power' fishing style and 'Never give up' catchphrase.

No word on a production schedule for Fishing on the Edge.