The Next Decade: A Preview of the 2024 CKA Season

The Next Decade: A Preview of the 2024 CKA Season

What will the next decade look like for Carolina Kayak Anglers [CKA]? That’s hard to predict, but based on the rejuvenation of CKA in 2023, it looks like it’s going to be pretty good. For starters, we saw a 30% increase in attendance in 2024. Part of that was due to older anglers returning for the 10th anniversary season to celebrate the club and part of it was due to our revamped prize packages. But it was primarily due to the fact that anglers have started to pour into local…

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CKA Winter Series Concludes

CKA Winter Series Concludes

CKA Begins New Winter Series After a successful 10th year anniversary season in 2023, CKA set the wheels in motion for another ten years of competitive kayak bass fishing in North Carolina. We made the 2024 schedule and we renewed the popular “20 for….” online series.  After listening to requests from anglers, we also organized a winter series. CKA’s second decade began with the “Winter Lakes” event, CKA’s new Winter Series that consists of three tournaments. What is the CKA Winter Series? First, we kept it simple. For example, the…

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CKA On Line Series returns for 2024

CKA On Line Series returns for 2024

Introduction We are bringing it back! In 2023, we organized an online monthly series. We kept it simple – your 20 best fish and a low entry fee. But the end-of-year stakes were high: the top two finishers would qualify for the CKA Tournament of Champions. We posted it, sat back and held our breath. After all, there were plenty of other on-line events to choose form (even if our format was unique). Within the first week of the first event, we knew it was going to be a fun…

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A Decade of Dominance: Ricky Rowland, CKA Angler of the Decade

A Decade of Dominance: Ricky Rowland, CKA Angler of the Decade

It’s only fitting that we conclude CKA’s 10th anniversary season with this final award. Why? Because while the club has sent many a great angler out into the world of tournament kayak fishing, none compares to Mr. Ricky Rowland. A carry over from the Carolina Yakfish series that preceded Carolina Kayak Anglers, he quickly became a force to be reckoned with in CKA. Over the span of ten years he has consistently been one of the most dominant anglers in the state of North Carolina. And what he has accomplished…

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The 2023 Battle on the Border: A Preview

The 2023 Battle on the Border: A Preview

The 2023 Battle on the Border will be held on October 14th, 2023 on Kerr Lake (Bugg’s Island). This milestone event brings together kayak fishing clubs from Virginia and North Carolina to celebrate the sport of kayak fishing and compete for cash, prizes and beautiful custom trophies. This year’s event marks the tournament’s fifth anniversary. Originally founded in 2019 as a friendly rivalry event between two clubs, the Battle on the Border now has six clubs represented among its anglers. And as the event has grown in club participation, so…

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