IFA Kayak Fishing Tour Presented by Hobie Fishing Announces 2016 Schedule

Over 100 percent payback at every event

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. (December 15, 2015) – The Inshore Fishing Association (IFA) Kayak Fishing Tour presented by Hobie Fishing recently unveiled the official 2016 tournament schedule, complete with over 100 percent payback at every event. The 2016 schedule includes two regular-season events in each of the tour’s five divisions plus a two-day championship event.

The IFA Kayak Fishing Tour regular season opens in Punta Gorda, Florida, on March 6 and wraps up at Georgetown, South Carolina, on Sept. 25. A two-day Tour Championship will be held following the regular season finale (exact dates and location coming soon). Official registration for the 2016 season will begin January 4.
Each of the 10 regular season events will feature a catch-photograph-release tournament format. The IFA Kayak Fishing Tour will continue to offer over 100 percent payout, plus contingency opportunities for anglers at every event. Also, for an additional $50, anglers can sign up for the Angler’s Advantage program, which allows participants to compete in an even higher payout bracket.
The fastest-growing kayak fishing tournament trail in the country, the IFA Kayak Fishing Tour Presented by Hobie Fishing offers inshore kayak anglers from a multitude of states the opportunity to participate in competitive fishing tournaments. With low entry fees and minimal travel requirements, kayak anglers competing in the catch-photograph-release tournaments can take advantage of the rich prize structure awarded to competitors.
IFA events are made possible through the sponsorship and continued support of these well-respected brands: Hobie Fishing, Ranger Boats, Cabela’s, Lucas Oil, Yamaha Outboards, RAM, Berkley Gulp!, Berkley Gulp! Alive!, PENN Reels, Spiderwire, Minn Kota, Humminbird, Power-Pole, BoatU.S., Amphibia, Arctic Ice, Protect the Harvest, General Tire, Bob’s Machine Shop, SuperClean, Mustang Survival, iON Cameras, Valley Fashions, ENGEL Coolers, Bulldog Folding Trailers, Hildebrandt, T-H Marine, ATLAS, G-Juice Powertex Group and Audubon Aquarium of the Americas.
2016 IFA Redfish Tour Schedule (subject to change)
Atlantic Division
May 1 – Georgetown, S.C.
Sept. 25 – Georgetown, S.C.
Florida East Division
March 20 – Fernandina, Fla.
Aug. 28 – New Smyrna Beach, Fla.
Florida West Division
March 6 – Punta Gorda, Fla.
Sept. 11 – Sarasota, Fla.
Louisiana Division
May 15 – Lafitte, La.
Aug. 7 – Houma, La.
Texas Division
April 3 – Port Aransas, Texas
Aug. 14 – Aransas Pass, Texas
Dates and location TBD
For more information or to become a member of the IFA, the fastest-growing inshore fishing tournament series in the United States, go online to www.ifatours.com. To discover more about kayaking and Hobie Fishing go to www.hobiefishing.com.