Native Watercraft is debuting their Adventure Fishing World Championship this year and we couldn’t be more excited. Taking place in the Florida Everglades, this won’t be your typical kayak fishing tournament as it combines teamwork, navigation, fishing and paddling into one event.

Directly from the AFWC website:

On Saturday March 2nd, 2013  teams of two anglers will compete to reach and catch fish at a minimum of 3 out of  5  eligible checkpoints, in any order, and return to the start/finish before checking at 5pm with the largest total fish length. This is a catch-photo-release redfish, snook, and trout tournament.   Checkpoint locations will remain secret until start-time and there is no suggested route. Routes will vary between 6-12 miles, and should take 6-9 hours to complete. PLEASE DO NOT UNDERESTIMATE THE DIFFICULTY OF THIS EVENT.

The Adventure Fishing World Championship will be held deep in the waters of the Everglades National Park-the largest designated sub-tropical wilderness reserve on the North American continent.  With the Everglases exceptional variety water habitats  and being at the juncture of temperate and sub-tropical America, fresh and brackish water, shallow bays and deeper coastal waters creates a complex of habitats supporting a high diversity of flora and fauna.

There will be NO water or food support on the course. Once you leave the start/finish you are on your own. There will be no drops, or other outside support available or permitted. Be prepared for any circumstances you may encounter including, but not limited to: medical emergencies, navigational errors, inoperable equipment, wild animals, and weather.  All teams will be required to carry specific safety equipment

Will you be going?