The Seventh Annual Jamaica Bay Kayak Fishing Tournament hosted by Captain Kayak will be held on Saturday, May 15th, 2010. Last year's tournament was a huge success, with 262 registered kayak anglers from all over (as far as France) enjoying the many activities and great fishing. Even the fog didn’t keep the participants from catching and releasing the largest striped bass and weakfish in the event’s history. This event is geared both for the serious kayak angler and the person who wants to learn more about this fast growing and exciting sport.
Again this year’s competition will be on Saturday with Sunday being the alternate rain day. The park will be open to camping from Thursday to Sunday. This tournament offers an opportunity to meet new friends and have fun. The campground is only a few hundred feet from the launch and we encourage everybody to camp out and enjoy this great National Park. There will be a Captain’s Meeting on Friday that we encourage all to attend and where food will be served to all paid participants. The purpose of the Captain’s Meeting is to review the rules and to provide a basic orientation of the park and answer any questions. The tournament will be a catch-and-release event to keep with the conservation theme.
This is a National Park and participants will be required to “Pack It In, Pack It Out”
All proceeds from this event go to Casting For Recovery. Casting for Recovery is a national non-profit support and educational program for women who have or have had breast cancer. Casting for Recovery is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization that relies solely on donations to provide fly-fishing retreats to hundreds of breast cancer survivors every year. Your contribution is tax-deductible as permitted by law. Through your support, we will be able to continue to enhance the lives of breast cancer survivors all across the country by providing retreats that promote mental, physical and emotional healing.
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