Tournament Overview

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 are awarded, the sum of which determine the AOY after the Gate City Classic in September of every calendar year. Hosted by Get: Outdoors, a random draw at the Gate City Classic also determines 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.

  • No membership is required to attend and fish in CKA events – anglers simply sign a liability waver, pay a fee and fish.
  • The entry fee for individual tournaments is paid online through Paypal.
  • Anglers must be present at post-tournament check-in to collect prizes.
  • Anglers must sign the Liability waiver prior to competition or they will not be permitted to fish. The waiver is located in Tourneyx.

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.

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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