Fisheries Affairs

Image Landmark Vision for Saltwater Recreational Fisheries Management Unveiled by Policy and Industry Experts
Thursday, 13 February 2014
Blue ribbon commission recommends enhanced fisheries management while upholding saltwater recreational fishing’s economic, social and conservation benefits Miami, FL– February 13, 2014 – A landmark report produced by...
Florida's Net Ban Vacated
Wednesday, 06 November 2013
Tuesday, 05 November 2013 15:07 Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 November 2013 15:11 Written by CCA Florida Leon County Circuit Judge Jackie Lee Fulford yesterday vacated an automatic stay of her controversial order of October 22nd enjoining...
Image Marine Recreational Fishing's Economic Impact Rivals Commercial Sector
Monday, 06 May 2013
For Immediate ReleaseMary Jane Williamson, Communications Directormjwilliamson@asafishing.org, 703-519-9691, x227www.asafishing.org Marine Recreational Fishing's Economic Impact Rivals Commercial SectorRecreational fishing is an economic...
Image NOAA Reports Six More Fish Stocks Rebuilt in 2012
Thursday, 02 May 2013
May 2, 2013 It was another record-setting year for one of our nation's most valuable resources, our marine fisheries. Today, we are reporting that six more stocks were declared rebuilt in 2012, bringing the total number of stocks rebuilt...
Image "Bad Science" Constrains My Purpose, "Good Science" Facilitates It
Friday, 22 February 2013
It's a never ending battle between the forces that wish to take away our rights to fish, and those that fight to preserve it. In many cases, the fight comes down to the Best Available Science, a key buzz phase in modern fisheries affairs....
Image Sportfishing Industry Welcomes Sally Jewell's Nomination for Secretary of the Interior
Wednesday, 06 February 2013
For Immediate ReleaseMary Jane Williamson, Communications Directormjwilliamson@asafishing.org, 703-519-9691, x227www.asafishing.org Jewell's background in the outdoor recreation industry would be well-suited for the nation's largest...
Image Bottomfish Closures off Washington Avoided for Now
Tuesday, 31 July 2012
Yelloweye Rockfish are a slow growing, long lived fish found along the Pacific Coast from Alaska to Baja Mexico. In 2002 they were officially declared as "overfished" across a portion of their range, and rebuilding plans were immediately...

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Features (Random)

Image Panama Kayak Fishing - Open For Business
Monday, 17 December 2012
Fifteen years ago I was chasing 1000lb Atlantic Blue Marlin in West Africa, when alongside me I saw the native Africans catching marlin, sailfish, dorado and many other fish...
Image WAF Deconstructed
Wednesday, 23 October 2013
(Pat Grant is one of the pioneer women kayak anglers from Northern California.  Grant has traveled to Alaska, Mexico, and mother-shipped far offshore in her career and...
Image The Perfect Kayak Fish: Australasian Snapper
Wednesday, 06 June 2012
  What exactly makes a certain species best suited for pursuit by kayak?  Well, lucky for kayak anglers all over there are plenty of good hard hitting inshore...

Outfitting (Random)

Image Gear Required by the United States Coast Guard When on Kayaks
Wednesday, 29 May 2013
For many of us, the encroaching warmth of summer signifies a seasonal increase in kayak angling opportunities. With the longer and brighter days, however, come tales of tragic and...
Image First Aid for Expedition Kayak Fishing
Sunday, 12 May 2013
Paul Willet is not only a very experienced and talented kayak fisherman, but an adventurous world traveler, and he makes his living as a full-time paramedic in the San Francisco...
Image Tips on Rigging a Native Ultimate 12 for Fishing
Monday, 19 October 2009
Rigging a Native Ultimate 12 is a subtle affair. At first I was intimidated with all of the open space, the lack of below deck storage, and the absence of a console or deck. But...

Trips (Random)

Image Kayak Fishing Thailand Report
Friday, 09 October 2009
Last weekend I went with few friends up to Chiang Saen lake, near the Burmese and Laos border. Unfortunately the fishing was really bad, we actually only hooked and landed 1 small...
Image Costa Rica Trip Report
Friday, 11 December 2009
My name is Judd Schreiber.  I wanted to send you a report from a kayak fishing trip with kayak fishing guide, Ralph Solano, in Costa Rica.  I usually surfcast for stripers in...
Image Kayak Fishing My Way
Monday, 21 September 2009
                 The first time I heard about kayak fishing I almost laughed.  How in this world one can think about catching fish on

In The News (Random)

Wilderness Systems 2013 Angler Pro Staff Expands to Support Business
Friday, 29 March 2013
Media Contact:Verde PRClaire Rabunclaire@verdepr.com970.259.3555 GREENVILLE, S.C.  – To support the continued explosive growth in kayak angling and related boat sales,...
Image Attacked by a shark he'd caught while fishing from his kayak
Sunday, 17 January 2010
Jacques Peens was attacked by a shark he'd caught while fishing from his kayak near Scottburgh.  Jacques Peens, 39, of Doornpoort was attacked last Friday, where he was fishing...
Image Bending Branches Expands its Fishing Paddle Line-Up
Tuesday, 31 July 2012
Capitalizing on the success of the earlier release of the full line-up of kayak fishing paddles, Bending Branches expands their line-up one step further. Introducing the Angler...

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