Winner of June 22 Jacksonville event to receive automatic entry to Hobie Fishing Worlds Championship
MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. (MARCH 17, 2014) – The upcoming IFA Kayak Fishing Tour event scheduled for June 22 at Jacksonville has been selected as a qualifying event for the 2014 Hobie® Fishing Worlds Championship to be held in Amsterdam October 5-11, 2014.
The winning angler at Jacksonville will receive a $1,500 cash prize along with an invitation to compete with Team USA 2014. Given the costs of overseas travel and scheduling considerations, the winner of this event has until July 15 to commit to attend the Worlds Championship. If the winning angler is unable to attend, the second place angler will be awarded the opportunity and will have until August 1 to commit. In the case that the second qualifier is unable to attend then the third place qualifier will receive the invite and will have until August 15 to commit.
As a member of Team USA, the anglers will be required to wear official Hobie Fishing Worlds Championship team gear at all designated times. Competitors will be responsible for travel, lodging and fishing gear and will coordinate the particulars with Keeton Eoff of Hobie Fishing.
“This is going to be an incredible experience for an IFA angler,” said Eoff. “The Netherland’s is a fantastic pike and zander fishing region for Europe, and the Worlds Championship event represents a truly unique international competition. We’re excited and can’t wait to support Team USA 2014.”
The IFA Kayak Fishing Tour presented by Hobie Fishing continues to draw inshore anglers from Texas to the Carolinas with five different divisions, each with a two-event regular season. With budget-friendly entry fees, the IFA Kayak Fishing Tour offers opportunities to compete close to home while keeping anglers’ expenses to a minimum. For more information or to become a member of the IFA, visit www.ifatours.com. To discover more about kayaking and Hobie Fishing go to www.hobiefishing.com.
IFA events are made possible through the sponsorship and continued support of these well-respected brands: Hobie Fishing, Ranger Boats, Cabela’s, Lucas Oil, Yamaha Outboards, RAM, Berkley Gulp!, Berkley Gulp! Alive!, PENN Reels, Spiderwire, Minn Kota, Humminbird, Power-Pole, Amphibia, Arctic Ice, Protect the Harvest, General Tire, Bob’s Machine Shop, Blue Point Fabrication, Super Clean, Progressive, Mustang, iON, Valley Fashions, Powertex Group and Audubon Aquarium of the Americas.