2021 CKA Membership is open! This year, CKA is planning to use 100% of membership fees for awards and for the Tournament of Champions payouts. CKA will also be adding more end of year awards for various achievements, so stay tuned!
The $40 membership benefits include:
- 15% off at Get:Outdoors
- Qualification for the $500 2021 Length Lunker prize sponsored by Faircloth Chimney Sweeps
- Angler of the Year – Best 5 plus Gate City Classic points
- Rookie of the Year – Best 3 plus Gate City Classic points
- Tournament of Champions – Winners of each event and top in points qualify (25 angler cap)
- 15% off CKA Apparel (Shirts, hats and hoodies all coming soon)
- Title Sponsors and Member fees boost payouts!
To pay your 2021 Membership, click on the “Buy Now” PayPal tab on the left side of the screen.
The CKA website has received an average of 30,000 views per year over the past 4 seasons. Through it, our anglers, sponsors and prospective competitors learn about the club, events and support our sponsors.
Our website is also a history of the club, including its KBF Partner work, its charity work and the history of the AOY/ROY races.
We have added a new feature: the CKA Hall of Champions. It is a near-complete list of every 1st place event winner. It includes notable statistics from the club’s history, too, and some rare historic photos. Is your name on it?
CKA Hall of Champions
Beginning with Marcus Smith’s win at Santee-Cooper and ending with Cory Dreyer’s top 10 finish at Guntersville Lake in the KBF National Championship, the 2020 season produced many highlights for CKA anglers in KBF competition, including an RAOY title and yet another State Challenge Series points champion.
For a complete overview of the CKA/KBF 2020 year in review, click here
For an updated photo gallery, click here: https://www.carolinakayakanglers.com/?page_id=1125
A Charity Event for Drew Blair
On October 25th, 2020, Drew Blair woke up and headed outside to his truck. As usual, he was planning on spending the day at Shearon Harris reservoir catching bass on his beloved frog pattern. Only his truck, kayak, fishing gear and rods were not in his driveway. His kayak was recovered, but his other fishing gear was a total loss. So was his pedal drive.
Drew is a CKA angler, a friend, a brother and a fellow competitor. CKA is asking the North Carolina kayak community to join and help Drew replace his stolen gear. And because so many of us have enjoyed fun days with Drew on the water, we are going to have some fun replacing that gear: by catching fish.
This will be a week-long event, from Saturday, Oct 31st to Saturday, Nov 7th. It coincides with the CCKF tournament at Shearon Harris on Saturday Nov. 7th, and ends that same day at 4 pm.
- TourneyX has graciously donated tournament support and a charity page. The entry fee for the event is $40. All entry fees from this tournament go directly to Drew Blair’s Paypal account.
Sign up here: https://tourneyx.com/app/tourney/the-blair-fish-project Read more “The Blair Fish Project”
2020 has been a year like no other, and it presented unique challenges to CKA’s tournament plans. But innovation and adaptation prevailed, and CKA developed a safe plan for tournament management and proceeded with our schedule as planned. CKA anglers confronted history head on; some also made history.
- Larry Moua landed the longest bass ever posted in CKA competition, a 24.25” battleship he caught at the Shearon Harris tournament. It has been added to the CKA Big Bass Gallery.
- For the 1st time ever, an angler (Charles Crews) won both the ROY and AOY titles in a single season.
- Rick Rowland won back-to-back events, tying him with P.C. Hawj for the all-time record with 6 victories in CKA competition.
- For the 1st time ever, an angler (Keith McGee) won the Tournament of Champions in back to back seasons. This is only the second time in the club’s history that an angler has won back-to-back events in consecutive years.
- CKA anglers went after the top spots in the KBF Mid-Atlantic Region, winning 1st place two times (Eric Nelson and Marcus Smith). Eric Nelson also brought the Regional Angler of the Year title to Carolina.
- In all, CKA anglers won a total of 3 KBF Trail events (Cory Dreyer won a third), and nearly won two more (Cory Dreyer and Arlie Minton each had a 2nd place finish).
- 7 different anglers won 1st place in 8 regular season events.
- CKA anglers donated over $1,000 to Heroes on the Water.
- A total of 433 anglers fished our 8 regular season events, for an average attendance of 54.5 anglers per event.
Read more “CKA 2020: The Year in Review”