We are completely excited to present the 2014-2015 version of College Kayak Fishing (CKF). Simply put, CKF is an affordable national tournament trail where collegiate anglers can compete for scholarships, prizes, and most of all, for fun!
One of the most prominent functions of College Kayak Fishing is to provide anglers with the information and tools necessary to organically build self-sustaining kayak fishing clubs at their universities. CKF facilitates positive working relationships with collegiate anglers to seek sponsorship through their universities and outside businesses that actively contribute to the industry. By doing this CKF helps the up-and-coming anglers participate more readily in events across the nation. Check out the video and information below for more details about this cutting-edge organization!
College Kayak Fishing is poised to have a banner year in 2015. Tournament Director Drew Gregory has over 20 events slated in the Bass Series and Salt Series in 16 states across the nation. There are going to be over 50 different universities participating throughout the year.
College Kayak Fishing also uses the innovative online tournament software, where anglers also register for their event at kayakfishingseries.com. This is the same software River Bassin utilizes during tournaments and features live scoring as anglers submit their catches on their smart phones. The CKF team judges these events from the back end of the website, and provides immediate feedback to the local tournament director. The system is quick, efficient, and enhances the tournament experience for all participants.
What makes CKF so compelling is the opportunity it gives collegiate anglers not only to participate in an event, but also the ability to plan and implement the event. In each state, the College Kayak Fishing Team has identified a well-qualified “intern” who works to recruit anglers, contact local shops, solicit prizes, and direct the tournament the day of the event. Through this holistic process, collegiate anglers learn valuable lessons about the inner-workings of the kayak-fishing industry. Additionally, several anglers have been able to make lasting connections with sponsoring shops, and some actually obtain gainful employment through the process. As it builds and develops upcoming members of the industry, CKF is a sustainable and beneficial tournament and resource to the kayak angling community. For more information about the series, visit www.collegekayakfishing.com, or email Tournament Director, Drew Gregory at firstname.lastname@example.org.