CHALMETTE, La. (October 30, 2012) ­--- Inshore anglers from Texas to the Carolinas will take to the coastal waters near Chalmette, La., November 2-3 as the IFA Kayak Fishing Tour Presented by Hobie Fishing stages its two-day championship event.

The event will begin Thursday, November 1 with registration at the Grand Ballroom of the Frederick J. Sigur Civic Center (8245 West Judge Perez Drive, Chalmette, LA 70043) from 5-7 p.m. with the captains meeting to follow. Anglers will then be assigned check-in times and will launch from the location of their choice on both days of competition.

The host venue and weigh-in location will be Gulf Outlet Marina (255 Marina Road, Chalmette, LA 70043).

The IFA Kayak Fishing Tour continues to draw participants from Texas to the Carolinas and beyond, offering inshore kayak anglers the opportunity to compete in six different divisions, each offering a three-event regular season. Low entry fees for the one-day, regular-season tournaments allows anglers to fish close to home and minimize expenses, while still being a part of a premier inshore, catch-photograph-and-release inshore kayak-fishing tournament organization. Anglers fishing any three of the IFA’s 18 regular-season events are automatically qualified for a no-entry-fee championship event, pitting qualifiers from each of the six divisions for money and prize packages, as well as a shot at the coveted Overall Angler of the Year Award, contested between the six regular-season division winners.

For more information or to become a member of the IFA Kayak Fishing Tour Presented by Hobie Fishing, the fastest-growing inshore fishing tournament series in the United States, go online to To discover more about kayaking and Hobie Fishing go to

IFA Kayak Fishing Tour Presented by Hobie Fishing events are made possible through the sponsorship and continued support of the fishing industry's most respected brands: Ranger Boats, Hobie Fishing, Cabela’s, Gulp!, Gulp! Alive, PENN reels, Yamaha Outboards, Columbia Sportswear, Minn Kota, Humminbird, OPTIMA Batteries, Power-Pole, Wrap This, Blue Point Fabrication, EGO Nets, Spiderwire, Sebile, Bob's Machine Shop,, Kayak Angler Magazine, Loadmaster, NBOA Marina Insurance, Powertex Group, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas and Gulf Outlet Marina.

Event Details:
IFA Kayak Fishing Tour Presented by Hobie Fishing
2012 Championship
Chalmette, La.
Competition Date: November 2-3, 2012

Registration and Check In: Begins at 5 p.m. on Thursday, November 1
Captains Meeting: Begins at 7 p.m. following registration and check in
Location: Grand Ballroom, Frederick J. Sigur Civic Center
8245 W. Judge Perez Drive
Chalmette, LA 70043
(504) 278-1506

Take-off: Location of anglers’ choice
Weigh-in: Gulf Outlet Marina
316 Marina Road
Chalmette, LA 70043
(504) 277-5353

Check-in times TBA at Captains Meeting