2018 CKA Tournament Rules

Carolina Kayak Anglers follows the Kayak Bass Fishing (KBF) Competition Rules, with the following exceptions:

  1. CKA anglers must sign the on-line CKA liability waiver prior to competition.
  2. CKA does NOT permit the use of electric motors during CKA events. This rule does NOT apply however when CKA is co-host of a KBF Trail event. In those cases, electric motors are permitted, as stated by KBF rules.
  3. CKA has an 8″ minimum length rule for fish submissions. If a CKA angler is fishing a KBF Trail event that is hosted by CKA, then the 12″ minimum applies to submissions to the KBF board, and the 8″ minimum remains for the CKA leader board.
  4. Competition Area: CKA Anglers must launch from the ramp(s) advertised by CKA unless otherwise specified for special events (such as the Gate City Classic).
  5. An angler who fishes a KBF event co-hosted by CKA is NOT required to fish the KBF event that runs parallel with the CKA tournament on that day.
  6. Anglers must be present at the post-event drawings in order to collect any prizes won. This includes all end of season prizes, such as AOY or kayak prizes.

The exceptions listed above specify points where CKA rules diverge from KBF rules. KBF rules are periodically updated at this link.

It is an angler’s responsibility to become familiar with and follow the rules, as stated below and in the KBF updates. KBF publishes rules addenda for individual events such as Trail Series and KBF Open tournaments. An angler fishing in a KBF event that is co-hosted by CKA is expected to read and understand the additional rules.

For a full listing and explanation of all current KBF rules, please click here:


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