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IFA Kayak Fishing Tour Presented by Hobie Fishing.

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The IFA Redfish Tour has released its 2010 schedule with some very exciting news for Kayak Anglers. They have teamed up with Hobie Cat Corporation (makers of Hobie Kayaks) to create the IFA Kayak Fishing Tour.


An inaugural showcase event of the catch-photograph-and-release format is scheduled for September 20 in Titusville, Florida. Competitors must fish from a nonmotorized, self-propelled watercraft. The one-day competition will follow the day after the Redfish Tour’s Florida East Coast Division tournament. An 18-event regular season schedule plus a Championship for the kayak-only tournaments will begin in 2010.


“The IFA is excited to team with Hobie Fishing in offering a second day of competition,” said Bart Schad of the IFA. “A great number of inshore anglers fish from kayaks and this tournament gives this group a chance to compete in a format custom designed for their tactics.”

The multispecies tournament will include payouts in four Divisions plus a Junior Angler award. The winner of the Aggregate/Slam Division will take home a Hobie Mirage Pro-Angler valued at $2399, with the next seven places awarded cash (based on a 100 boat field). The Redfish, Trout and Flounder Division winners will each win a Hobie Fishing kayak, valued at $1,049 or greater value, with second and third place finishers winning cash.

“We are extremely proud of this new initiative between Hobie Fishing and the IFA,” said Doug Skidmore, President of Hobie Cat Company. “This new tournament and 2010 Tour allow us to show our appreciation for all the saltwater kayak anglers and the exciting fishing they enjoy. Our goal is to reward the dedication of these anglers and to encourage others to join in on the kayak fishing experience.”

For 2010 the IFA Kayak Fishing Tour Presented by Hobie Fishing, will be scheduled at each of the 18 Redfish Tour locations.

September 20, 2009 Titusville Payout:

Cash awards are based on 100 Entries/$100 Entry Fee per Person = Total Payout $10,100

Cash & Prizes (prize boats are guaranteed)

Aggregate/Slam Division:

1st place = Hobie Mirage Pro Angler (value $2,399)

2nd place = $1,000

3rd place = $500

4th place = $400

5th place = $300

6th place = $225

7th place = $200

8th place = $175

Redfish Division:

1st place = Hobie Kayak (valued at $1,049 or greater value)

2nd place =$500

3rd place = $200

Trout Division:

1st place = Hobie Kayak (valued at $1,049 or greater value)

2nd place = $500

3rd place = $200

Flounder Division:

1st place = Hobie Kayak (valued at $1,049 or greater value)

2nd place = $500

3rd place = $200

Jr Angler (17 & under) = $100

For a complete set of the tournament rules and to learn more about The Redfish Tour visit www.redfishtour.com. To discover more about kayaking and Hobie Fishing go to www.hobiefishing.com.

Last modified on Saturday, 08 January 2011 09:32
adam hayes

About the Author: Adam Hayes is an avid kayak angler and the Co. Founder of YakAngler.com. He enjoys spending time on the water with his friends and family and really just about anything than involves growing the sport of kayak fishing.


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