The 2011 IFA Redfish Tour Championship will run November 4-5 (Friday and Saturday), with a pre-tournament captains meeting on Thursday, November 3. One week later, competitors in the IFA Kayak Fishing Tour Championship will begin their championship weekend with a captains meeting on Thursday, November 10, with competition to take place November 11-12. Both championship events will operate out of Gulf Outlet Marina located at Marina Hotel in Chalmette.
"We welcome the 2011 IFA Redfish Tournament and are honored to host the championship this year in Chalmette, Louisiana," said Craig P. Taffaro Jr., president of St. Bernard Parish. "We can promise the anglers a great experience and some of the best fishing in the world in the waters around St. Bernard Parish - fondly known as the Redfish Capital of Louisiana."
All IFA events are made possible through the sponsorship and continued support of the fishing industry's most respected brands: Ranger Boats, Hobie Fishing, Cabela's, Gulp!, Gulp! Alive, PENN reels, Yamaha Outboards, Columbia Sportswear, Minn Kota, Humminbird, OPTIMA Batteries, Power-Pole, Wrap This, Blue Point Fabrication, EGO Nets, Spiderwire, Sebile, Bob's Machine Shop, 321fish.com, Kayak Angler Magazine, Loadmaster, Powertex Group and Audubon Aquarium of the Americas.
For more information or to become a member of the IFA, the fastest-growing inshore fishing tournament series in the United States, go online to www.redfishtour.com or www.ifakayakfishingtour.com. To discover more about kayaking and Hobie Fishing go to www.hobiefishing.com.