WHAT IS THE AFWC?
The AFWC (Adventure Fishing World Championship) is a new format of kayak fishing that combines: fishing, strategy, navigation and paddling resulting in a true Adventure! Teams of two anglers compete to reach and catch fish at 4 to 7 eligible checkpoints, in any order,and return to the start/finish before checking at 5PM with the largest total fish length. This is a catch-photo-release redfish, speckled trout, bass, and black drum tournament. Checkpoint locations are secret until start-time and there is no suggested route. Routes will vary between 15-20 miles, and should take 6-9 hours to complete. PLEASE DO NOT UNDERESTIMATE THE EXTREME DIFFICULTY OF THIS EVENT.
The 2016 Adventure Fishing World Championship will be held deep in the low country of Louisiana-Delacroix Island. To many, it is considered to be one of the largest estuaries in the world. Filled with redfish, black drum,bass, and trout-this maze of grasslands is the perfect backdrop to test the navigation, angling, and kayaking skills of the competitors. The tournament will be based out of Sweetwater Marina in Delacroix,LA.
There will be NO water or food support on course. Once you leave the start/finish you are on your own. There will be no drops, or other outside support available or permitted. Be prepared for any circumstances you may encounter including, but not limited to: medical emergencies, navigational errors, inoperable equipment, wild animals, and weather. All teams will be required to carry specific safety equipment. Check rules for more details.