CKA Tournaments are held on waters throughout North Carolina, with the state’s geographic center – the Piedmont – being the series’ primary region. Lakes on the Virginia or South Carolina borders or lakes in the western part of the state are also included.
CKA’s primary competitive tournament series holds 9 annual tournaments from February-October of every year in which the target is black bass species. Individual anglers compete against a field of anglers in the standard events, but CKA also hosts occasional team events. Cash prizes and other rewards are won by anglers at regular season individual events.
In addition, Angler of the Year (AOY) points and Rookie of the Year points are awarded to members. The sum of the points determines the AOY and ROY after the Gate City Classic in September of every calendar year. Hosted by Get: Outdoors, the Gate City Classic also announces the location of the Tournament of Champions event in October of every year, where the top anglers in the series face off in a single, winner take all tournament.
- Membership is not required to attend and fish in CKA events – anglers read and check the box on a liability waver, pay a fee and fish. However, anglers who wish to retain points must pay a member fee.
- The entry fee for individual tournaments is paid online on Fishing Chaos.
- Anglers must be present at post-tournament check-in to collect prizes.
- Anglers must read and sign/check the Liability waiver prior to competition or they will not be permitted to fish.
Cooperation with other Clubs and National Trails
Additionally, CKA will sometimes coordinate its events with National Series such as the KBF Trail Series and also with other local and state-based series.For example, CKA coordinates the annual “Battle on the Border” each season, with clubs from VA and NC.
Beginning in 2022, CKA will also participate in the B.A.S.S. Kayak Nation Series in North Carolina (those tournaments are held on TourneyX, and not Fishing Chaos).
Note about fishing licenses:
Anglers from many different states have competed in CKA events. We welcome all kayak anglers, from North Carolina as well as other states, to participate in our series, so long as they obtain a North Carolina Fishing license and follow North Carolina Wildlife Regulations when competing in our events. CKA tournament directors may ask anglers to produce a valid fishing license, so always have your NC fishing license with you. If an angler does not have the license, any winnings will be withheld until a license that is valid prior to the start of tournament competition is produced. If an angler cannot or will not produce a valid license, the winning place will be rolled down and the angler’s score will be removed.
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