Dania Beach, FL -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/10/2015 -- Nautical Ventures, South Florida's leading Hobie dealer, is further expanding its presence in the growing sport of offshore kayak fishing with the announcement that it is sponsoring two experienced kayak fisherman. Austin Collins and Adam Fisk, both recent graduates of Florida Atlantic University, will represent Nautical Ventures in official tournament action, most notably the upcoming Extreme Kayak Fishing Summer Slam II to be held Aug. 22, at Pompano Beach, Fla.
"We're pleased to be sponsoring two young rising stars in the fast-growing sport of offshore kayak fishing," said Nautical Ventures CEO Roger Moore. "We see the sport's expansion first-hand as a dealer of Hobie and other upscale kayak products. Technological innovations like the Mirage (pedal) Drives allow today's kayak anglers to compete head-to-head with boaters for large saltwater fish. What's ironic is it took new technology to popularize a fishing method that probably reflects the way mankind first caught fish offshore."
Nautical Ventures' sponsorship of Adams and Fisk will include products and apparel, banner placement and registration fee support for an unspecified number of tournaments and personal appearances.
Collins holds an economics degree and has been an avid kayak angler since catching a 45-lb. Kingfish on his first kayak excursion. Although that remains his largest single catch by weight, Collins estimates he has since reeled in more than 150 kingfish and 20 sailfish from his kayak.
Fisk, a native Floridian and lifetime fisherman, was driven to become a kayak fishing devotee by the satisfaction of catching game fish in a self-powered craft. He and Collins often "pedal" their kayaks five or more miles offshore and fish at depths approaching 500 ft.
"It's just you, the elements and the fish out there," Collins said. "I love blowing people's minds when we pull up to the dock with more fish that they caught in a big sportfish boat. And it happens pretty much most of the time now."
Austin Collins (left) and Adam Fisk pose at the flagship store of Nautical Ventures, which announced it is sponsoring the pair in official kayak fishing tournaments and personal appearances.
For more information contact Nautical Ventures, 954-926-5250 http://www.nauticalventures.com
About Nautical Ventures
Headquartered in Dania Beach, Nautical Ventures is a specialty outdoor retailer offering the largest selection of boats, tenders, kayaks and SUPs under one roof in South Florida. Nautical Ventures is an exclusive distributor for premium marine brands, including Hobie kayaks and sail cats, Chapman tenders and Buddy Davis boats. Nautical Ventures is also North America's leading distributor of Novurania luxury yacht tenders. From paddlesport hobbyists to performance and pleasure boaters to yacht owners and captains,Nautical Ventures provides recreational marine enthusiasts with a full range of water crafts, accessories and complete service.
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