Paddle Sports on “Reel World Conservation” with Tom Raftican

October 14th at 8pm on Community access Santa Barbara Channel 17, Garrett Kababik and Fraser Kersey were on Reel World Conservation with Tom Raftican.  The show is primarily geared towards fishing stewardship, but in this issue it grew to include kayaking, and in particular kayak fishing.  We were able to speak about the sustainable mode of travel which kayaking offers, the hidden treasure that we all have with the Channel Islands National Park, & the future of kayak fishing as a means to explore the ocean.   Paddle Sports of Tom RafticanSanta Barbara leads guided kayaking trips to the Channel Islands National Park and along the Santa Barbara Coastline.  This show has become a continuation from the No Motor Fishing Tournament that was held on October 9th from which Paddle Sports of Santa Barbara & Ocean Kayak donated a kayak to the grand prize winner, a Ocean Kayak Prowler Trident 15.  Alan Ching won this year through catching 245″ cumulative of surf perch.  While the winner was casting from shore, there still was a lot of excitement for the growing sport of kayak fishing & SUP fishing.  Yes, that’s right-  SUP Fishing.  One entry showed up with a decked out board: rod holders, bungee tackle, food, water, bait.  We all were quite impressed with his setup.  In fact, it has inspired Paddle Sports to start looking into guided long distance SUP paddles.  Join us for a coastal adventure!  Video will be posted soon!  Many thanks to the No Motor Tournament, Reel World Conservation, & sportcon.org

No Motor Fishing Winners

Grand Prize/Overall Winner – Alan Ching (conventional)Conventional Division1st- Alan Ching2nd- Edgar Candia3rd – Nick PalyvusFly Fishing Division1st – Robert Shuler2nd – Bob Gradias3rd – Chuck Hunt

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