New Kayak Fishing Magazine En Route for March 15th

We are always excited to see more media coverage of kayak fishing. Check out this press release regarding a new kayak fishing magazine by the publisher of Canoe and Kayak magazine.

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., Feb 12, 2013- Stealthy fish hunters rejoice! Kayak Fish magazine is coming. The new publication from GrindMedia, the publisher of Canoe & Kayak magazine, will put the fish first and shine a well-deserved spotlight on the self-reliant anglers who paddle their way to action-packed catches.

With veteran kayak fishing writer Paul Lebowitz on board as editor, Kayak Fish will speak straight to the sport’s core. “Kayak Fish is for you. Of course that means gear—we’re all over the newest fishing boats—but from a no-nonsense perspective that speaks your language. We know we have to earn credibility,” Lebowitz said. 

Lebowitz is also excited about the lifestyle aspect. Kayak Fish will showcase the sport as it’s never been seen, on oversized pages bursting with eye-popping photography. “We’ll get at why this is the best of all sports. The fish—and the people,” he added.

“Our readers have clamored for more kayak fishing content. It’s time. We’re delighted to bring it to them in a premium, oversized print magazine supported by an active website and social media channels,” said Kayak Fish Publisher Jim Marsh.

Kayak Fish goes on sale at over 3,000 locations April 2. launches March 15, and will round up the world’s best kayak fishing stories, tournaments, tips, videos and photography.  Stay tuned for daily updates.


Source Interlink Media’s GrindMedia is home to renowned action and adventure sports magazine brands SurferSurfingSnowboarderSkateboarderPowderBikeCanoe & KayakSUP-Standup PaddlerDirt RiderATV Rider, and Paved. Along with standalone websites, including,Newschoolers and, GrindMedia is the leading provider of print and online action sports and entertainment content in the United States. Delivering significant reach across both action sports enthusiast and various in-market consumer audiences, GrindMedia produces more than 20 leading events and webcasts such as Surfer Poll Awards, Powder Awards, Canoe & Kayak Awards and International Surfing Day. GrindMedia is also the exclusive action and adventure sports content provider for Yahoo! Sports. To learn more, visit

Media Contact:

Dawn Hamilton

KHPR for GrindMedia


Kayakers Jon Turk and Erik Boomer – Adventurers of the Year 2012

“My toes still hurt 5 months later.”

A Canoe & Kayak Magazine exclusive featuring Jon and Erik, two paddlers who completed the first circumnavigation of Ellesmere Island, Canada. In this video compilation of dramatic images, Jon and Erik offer additional insight into their experience in this ambitious sea kayak expedition. You can also read more about the adventure on C&K’s website here or on the National Geographic website where both Jon and Erik were acknowledged as “Adventurers of the year 2012″. What an amazing story of feat. Can you spot what kind of kayaks they are using? – Roland @ACK



Press Release: Austin Canoe and Kayak Wins “Retailer of the Year” Award Presented by Canoe and Kayak Magazine

Retailer of the Year Award

Austin, Texas (August 8th, 2011) – Austin Canoe and Kayak (ACK) is thrilled to have accepted the 25th Annual “Industry Award” for “Retailer of the Year” presented by Canoe & Kayak Magazine for the 3rd year in a row.

The award honors paddlesport retailers that have been recognized by industry manufacturers for exemplified excellence in variety of categories focused around product support, knowledge, promotion and customer service.

“This is truly an honor, to be chosen 3 years in a row means everything to us and we must thank each and every supplier for their recognition as well as all of our employees for their amazing customer service,” said Peter Messana, Austin Canoe and Kayak CEO.

Steve Messana, Austin Canoe and Kayak President, added: “Without the dedication, hard work and endless support of our vendors, we couldn’t have won this award. We thank them for everything they do to help us provide the high-level of service we offer to our customers.”

The winners were announced at an industry reception hosted by Canoe & Kayak magazine during the 2011 Summer Outdoor Retailer Show on August 5th in Salt Lake City, Utah.

About Austin Canoe and Kayak

Founded over 20 years ago, Austin Canoe and Kayak (ACK) is an award-winning paddlesports and outdoor retailer based out of Central Texas dedicated to providing exceptional customer service and the widest selection of paddlesports and outdoor equipment. ACK operates three physical retail shops in Austin, San Marcos and Houston, Texas and an online store at

If you’d like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview with Austin Canoe and Kayak, please call Roland Jimenez at 512.687.3010, or email