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Thursday, 06 October 2011 21:36

Who Wins with Angler Action

Written by Capt. Pat
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The Kayak Fishing ClassicS began working with several marine research organizations in late 2009. The Angler Action Program began a short time after that by the hands of the Snook and Gamefish Foundation. The focus is to provide scientific data on specific game fish for research scientists to analyze fish populations and general health.

The ClassicS encourages series anglers to record their data on captured fish with the SGF through the recording method on the Angler Action website. The Classic and the AA/SGF put together a program specifically designed for the contestants of the ClassicS tournaments. Contestants may record their catch each day from pre-fishing for a ClassicS tournament as well as their catch from the actual tournament.

The contestants just click on a drop down menu and select Kayak Fishing ClassicS to record their catch under the category. This enters the anglers into a special monthly drawing held by the AA to determine a winner. The ClassicS in-turn does the same from their sponsor list to determine the prize to be awarded to the angler. All of this is done to promote the Angler Action Program and raise awareness of the need for real scientific data.

On September 24 three such anglers were awarded some very nice prizes at a recent ClassicS awards ceremony. Marty Meakin won an all graphite paddle by Aqua-Bound Paddles, Richard Smith won a signed pencil drawing by Artist Steve Whitlock of Steve Whitlock Game Fish Art and Derick Burgos won a gear bag by PrecisionPak, all sponsors of the Kayak Fishing ClassicS.

“We do this in appreciation to our anglers who recognize the need and take their time to help us promote this much needed program” said Captain Pat Horrigan of the Kayak Fishing ClassicS. He went on to say “The real winner here is everyone that enjoys fishing or just watching the water. Without such programs and the people that run them, there is no telling what conditions would be. We support programs like this to do as much as we can to help and it appears that the number one thing they need is data. We encourage everyone who fishes to get involved and help out. I thank all of our anglers who do this at our events and during their private fishing. I also greatly appreciate our sponsor’s involvement as do our anglers.”

Take a look at the program at www.AnglerAction.org and get involved.

Last modified on Thursday, 06 October 2011 21:46

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