Although we won't be at the show this year promoting Nomad or OKFS, this is still the best fishing show in Canada to attend. Get out and support our local businesses and guides!
Maybe see you wondering around the show.
Toronto Island Pike: May 2 - Old Town Predator 13*
South River Bass/Pike: July 25-26 - Hobie Mirage Drive Outback/Revolution
Lake Ontario Salmon: Sept 5 - Ocean Kayak Trident Ultra 4.3*
Haliburton Bass/Musky: Sept 12/13 - TBA likely a Wilderness product
Grand River Smallmouth: Oct 10 - Old Town Predator MX*
(* min 20 pre-registered anglers to have kayak prize)
This year OKFS is taking on a very different format that enables more winners. It will be a heavy multi-species rather than bass focus. There are only two 2-day events South River and Haliburton. Five events with a kayak for first place at each single day event plus a cash prize to the Champ. There will be a kayak raffled off at each of the two day events.
A Female Angler division will be held at South River if we are able to get 10+ female anglers to attend. This will allow for a kayak prize to this new division.
Series Champ is determined by the individual with the highest points total of any three multi-species combination. Single day totals only, allowing single day results from two-day events also. Upgrading allowed throughout duration of series.
Full details and updates at http://www.ontariokayakfishingseries.com/info--registration.html
HACS has been the Ontario Kayak Fishing series charity for the past several years. Previously there has been a one day tourney for the children coping with cancer. Two years ago the organization that had been running it decided to cease the event. As you can imagine, this was very disappointing for both the children and their families.
We did some scrambling last year to try and pick it up for them, but it was too late in the year to make it happen.
This year with the generous help of the Belwood Lake Conservation Area, we have put together enough resources to make it happen. We have use of the stocked pond rather than host it on the lake. I am also securing the Hampton Barn http://www.grandriver.ca/parks/hamptonbarn.htm as the host facility.
HACS is a foundation that thru donations from folks like yourself, enables children being treated for cancer, to have opportunities for them and their families to have fun and smile.
So, I am asking that any of you who have some time on Saturday May 10th to drop in and assist with making this a great event for the kids. The event will run from 9am-1pm.
It also happens to be the opener of pike season, so bring your yak and take a few casts in the lake.
More details to follow.
Thanks in advance for your help!
Stop by the Nomad Adventures booth if you make it to the show Feb 14-17th Family Day weekend. We will have lots of tournament information available, in support of our charity, Help A Child Smile.
We will be having draws for Ontario Kayak Fishing Series shirts, free tourney entries, a free series entry, half day guided kayak fishing trip, and a full day guided kayak fishing trip. Be sure to stop by and get a ticket!!
2014 OKFS long sleeve technical tshirts will be on sale for $25/ea or $40/two.
We will be near the indoor pond and kayak displays. Be sure to stop by the Hobie fishing kayak display at the Fogh Marine booth too!
The overall Series title was captured by Paul Winkel for the second year in a row. Congrats Paul!!
Adam MacKay finished second, and Jeff Wall third.
Individual OKFS event winners are as follows:
Bay of Qunite - Jeremy Parker
Black Bear Camp - Tom Callary
South River - Stefan Jackson
Boat Lake - Paul Winkel
Kashaga Lodge - Doug Culver
To all participants and sponsors, thanks again for a great year!
Looking forward to 2014!!
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