Welcome to East Coast Kayak Fishing (ECKF) the premier website on the East Coast for everything kayaking and fishing. ECKF was created in 2002 to help promote kayaking and fishing, but to find kayak fisherman on the east coast to kayak and fishing with. Over the years ECKF has collected a ton of information.
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Date: Friday July 26, 2013 (5:00am - 7:00pm) and Saturday, July 27, 2013 (5:00am to 3:30pm)
This is considered to be a family oriented tournament. Over the past 16 years, this tournament has received outstanding recognition from anglers throughout the Tri-State area being called the #1 single port Fluke Tournament on the East Coast.
Entries have been coming in at a record pace, and the committee hopes to have another successful Tournament followed by a fun-filled All You Can Eat Awards Picnic on the Point Pleasant Elks Lodge grounds for the anglers and their families. This event is geared both for the serious kayak angler and the kayak angler who wants to learn more about this fast growing and exciting sport of kayak fishing. This tournament has become the premiere kayak fishing fluke tournament on the East Coast with more anglers and sponsors each year, thanks for your support!
WHEN: Friday July 26, 2013 (5:00am - 7:00pm) and Saturday, July 27, 2013 (5:00am to 2:00 pm)
Catch Photo Submission Time EXTENDED - 2:00PM – 4:00PM Saturday July 27, 2013
WHERE: Anglers can fish an approx 25 mile radius around the Point Pleasant Elks, 820 Arnold Avenue, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742 (732) 892-9843. The northern boundary of the tournament is all of Raritan Bay, Sandy Hook. The southern boundary for the tournament is the RT37 Bridge going into Seaside Heights. This also is the approx area around the bridge. Anglers still need to make it back to the Elks Lodge for the "Catch Photo Submission Time" which has been extended this year from 2:00pm to 4:0pm to qualify.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS YEARS EVENT:
• 1st Place Longest Fluke will go home with a Jackson Cuda, thank you Jakson Kayak, Pat Wollley and Jersey Paddler
• Native Slayer Raffle, to benifit NJ Chapter of Heros on the water and Point Plesant Elks
• Calcutta Pool for 3 longest fish total length
This years event is sponsored by Jersey Paddler. This years event is geared for both, the serious kayak angler and the kayak angler that wants to learn more about this fast growing and exciting sport. This tournament has become the premiere kayak fishing fluke event on the East Coast with more anglers and sponsors each year, thank you for your support.
ALL PRODUCT DONATED TO THE EVENT WILL BE RAFFLED OFF TO ALL REGISTERED KAYAK ANGLERS ONLY!!
Tournament Date: July 26-27, 2013
Rain Date: July 28, 2013
Thursday July 25th
• NJ Fluke Tournament setup and placment of the RVs and campers
Friday July 26th - official first day 2013 NJ Fluke Kayak Fishing Tournament
• 5am offical start time of day 1 of fishing, remeber to take a picture of you and your boat at your choosen launch location
• 7pm first day of fishing ends
• 7:30pm Capts Meeting
Saturday July 27th - official 2nd day of tournament
• 5am offical start time of day 2 of fishing
• 3:30 ends the 2013 NJ Fluke Kayak Fishing Tournament
• 4:30 awards ceremony
• 3:30 - 9:30 enjoy the all you can drink and eat BBQ, don't forget to bring your family
CAPTS MEETINGS ARE NOT MANDATORY AND ARE DESIGNED TO GIVE YOU SOME INFORMATION ABOUT THE TOURNAMENT, FISHING LOCATIONS AND ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS.
"We have a unique and important role to play in the collective lives of those whom we support and connect with through our very own passion, the Kayak Angler. With this role comes a core responsibility to bridge and maintain the life lines that are in place to unconditionally support them and, as a result, we become a force of credible distinction that the industry (Innovators & manufacturers) rely upon to help cross that bridge simply because of the alliances and allegiance we have earned through the trust of our own community.
My name is Tauras Vebeliunas, and i was born and raised on Long Island, New York. I've fished the waters of the Northeast and abroad, both salt and sweet, since the early 1980's. While I love to fish year round in the surf, offshore and inshore by boat, on charters and excursions, and more - kayakfishing is my main passion on the angling front.
As for my paddling experience, it dates back over 25 years, and includes lake and river canoeing/kayaking, ocean kayaking, and, extended wilderness canoeing/camping.
While I fished on many of those trips years ago, it was never considered a separate niche of angling- just a rod, a canoe, and fish! Today, of course, kayak-fishing is a huge sport on it's own, and being a part of the birth and evolution since it began, has been both a privilege, and, tons of fun!
Through tournaments and gatherings, the KFA-NY, ECKF, and sometimes just friendly chat on the shoreline, I've gained many great friends, and I always look forward to that next fishing trip on the yak!