Tuesday, May 17, 2011
The first ever OK Classic Fishing Tournament which was held last year was a highly successful and enjoyable event raising £500 for the RNLI. Well this year, as Ocean Kayak celebrates its 40th birthday, it plans to be even bigger and better with the main prizes alone worth nearly £2,000. There are three fantastic fishing kayaks to be won; the first prize is a Prowler Trident 13 Angler, second prize is a Prowler Trident 11 Angler and third prize is a Caper Angler. In addition to a winner’s shield and winners’ medals, there will also be other ‘special’ prizes and fun awards on the day.
The tournament, which is sponsored by Johnson Outdoors UK and supported by AnglersAfloat, once again takes place on the beautiful waters of Swanage Bay, Dorset. The competition is open to all amateur kayak fishermen who would like to take part. This is a catch and release competition with competitors trying to catch as many different species as possible during an allotted time period on the day of the tournament. Last year 43 competitors took to the water and a total of 17 different fish species were caught. It costs £10 to enter the competition and all entry fees will be donated to the local Swanage RNLI Lifeboat Station.
All competition entrants must be 18 or over and full entry details and the rules are available from the Johnson Outdoors UK website where entrants can also download the necessary competition forms.