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kayak fishing tournament
It’s time for KATS! The 2013 series is coming up fast in the central Texas area.
Speaking of great causes (read previous post), I had the pleasure of attending the first CORE Health Foundation’s ADA Wheelchair Accessible Fishing Pier Committee Meeting last week. The CORE Health Foundation is in the process of raising approximately $400,000 in donations to build a wheelchair accessible fishing pier on Lady Bird Lake (formerly Town Lake) in downtown Austin.
Hey! How about a quick shout out to all those competing in the 2012 Kayak Angler’s Tournament Series Lake Fayette event this Saturday.
The annual fishing event in central Texas for all kayak anglers. Join us for the 4th annual 2011 Kayak Fishing Challenge, an annual catch-and-release kayak-fishing event held on Lady Bird Lake in Austin, Texas benefiting the Kids Outdoor Zone.
This idea for this tournament came about a few years back as a joke amongst several Austin Kayak Fishing members. The idea was that everyone’s skills would be tested to their limits by only allowing anglers to use Barbie, Scooby Doo, Stars Wars and other “kid” fishing poles.
Each February, while most folks are still in a deep sleep comfortably under cozy warm covers, there is a unique group of anglers preparing to launch an armada of plastic boats into misty cold waters in anticipation and hope of catching the big ones. I imagine a small handful of these guys are wondering, “what am I getting myself into” but I also imagine that when they get that first bite, the adrenalin kicks into full gear and it’s game on with no turning back!
A few months back I made a challenge to our blog readers to get out of their comfort zone and try participating in an event that they might not do very well in but that they would enjoy. For example, triathlons, mountain biking, adventure races, canoe and kayak races or even a fishing tournament.
ACK was invited to sponsor the Irish Water Dogs Invitational in Jacksonville, FL back in October, a catch, photo and release, kayak-fishing tournament and we gladly accepted. Aside from supporting the sport of kayak fishing, what drew us to this particular tournament was that all proceeds were going to the Wolfson Children’s Hospital.
The 2010 ACK Fishing Challenge has come to a close and the results are in! It was a great success with over 40 anglers of all ages participating. We would like to thank all of our sponsors and of course the participants for being a part of this annual event — we couldn’t have done it without you.