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    The KAYAK FISHING ASSOCIATION OF NEW YORK (KFA-NY) started as a small group of kayak fishermen meeting informally throughout the years. In 2006, this small group of kayak fishermen began to form a kayak fishing club. In 2007, the KFA-NY became incorporated as an organization and is formally known as the KAYAK FISHING ASSOCIATION OF NY, LTD. Referred to herein as “KFA” or “KFA-NY”. In January 2009 the KFA-NY became a 501(c)7 non-profit organization. As per our bylaws the objects and purpose of the KFA-NY is:
    - to foster and promote kayak fishing,
    - to promote safety and wearing the correct gear while kayak fishing,
    - to advance the sport of kayak fishing and the principles of conservation with an emphasis on the striped bass.

    The KFA-NY holds 12 meetings annually. Six are held indoors during the winter months and six are held at various locations during the summer. Our winter/ indoor meetings are free and open to the public; at these meetings we share our knowledge to become better kayak fisherman, have guest presenters, and offer hands-on activities. Our six summer meetings are for members only; at our summer meetings a brief meeting is held to discuss club activities; after this meeting, members may choose to fish surrounding waters.

    Through our website forum, the KFA-NY has created an information network for all kayak fishermen, from beginner to advanced, exchange ideas, techniques and skills of the sport. We are committed to passing on these skills and traditions of the sport to the next generation of kayak fishers. This forum is open to the public once you register as a user. There is also a member’s only area which contains specific information related to kayak fishing as well as club member discounts.

    Membership Any person eighteen (18) years of age or over who subscribes to and supports the objectives and purposes of the KFA is eligible as a candidate for membership in the KFA. Any person sixteen (16) or seventeen (17) years of age who subscribes to and supports the objectives and purposes of the KFA is eligible as a candidate for membership in the KFA with consent of all parents/guardians. If this is the kind of club you might like to be a part of, please click on the Join tab on the top of our webpage for information. Join us and explore the amazing sport of kayak fishing.


    The Kayak Fishing Association of NY has amongst it's ranks some outstanding anglers. Below is a brief summary of the many accomplishments of our anglers both fishing from their Kayak. We think you will be just as impressed as we are.



    2016 Striped Bass Leader Board

    1st: Elkfish, 47.5"
    2nd: bjb, 44.5",
    Iplayfair, 44.5",
    3rd: Tesla, 44",

    2016 Bluefish Leader Board
    1st: bjb 37",
    2nd: elkfish 36.5",
    3rd: feedingfrenzy, 35.5",

    2016 Weakfish Leader Board
    1st: 12points, 28",
    2nd: Iplayfair, 27",
    3rd: Searobin, 18",
    2016 Fluke Leader Board
    1st: Iplayfair, 29",
    2nd: neophyte, 27"
    3rd: feedingfrenzy, 26.5",



    2016 Tog Leader Board
    1st: Iplayfair, 20",
    2nd: Angelo831, 19",
    3rd:


    2016 Freshwater Angler of the Year Leader Board

    1st: Searobin: Cumulative Length: 99.75"
    2nd: Finatic Angler: Cumulative Length: 79"

    3rd: GeorgeD: Cumulative Length:​ 58"


    2016 On the Water Angler of the Year Leader Board


    1st: bjb: 498 pts, cumulative length: 862"
    2nd: elkfish: 277 pts, cumulative length: 609.75"
    3rd: 12points: 251 pts, cumulative length: 317.75"


    2016 Largest Searobin

    Searobin: 19",


    2015 KFA-NY Saltwater Angler of the Year .. Gene (Elkfish)
    2015KFA-NY Freshwater Angler of the Year ..Walter (Salatrix)

    2015 KFA-NY Largest Striped Bass 44" Gene
    2015 KFA-NY Largets Bluefish 37" Tom C
    2015 KFA-NY Largest Weakfish 27" Tom C
    2015 KFA-NY Largest Tautog 20" Tom C
    2015 KFA-NY Largest Fluke 30" Taurus
    2015 KFA-NY Largest Searobin 21" Darren

    2015 KAYAK WARS ANGLER OF THE YEAR GENE KENNEY

    2015 Kayak Wars Angler Standings Rank # 1 Gene (elkfish)
    2015 Kayak Wars Angler Standings Rank # 3 Bob (BJB)
    2015 Kayak Wars Angler Standings Rank # 7 Tom (nosand)
    2015 Kayak Wars Angler Standings Rank # 8 Rick (Rick67)
    2015 Kayak Wars Angler Standings Rank # 9 Rick (12points)
    2015 Kayak Wars Angler Standings Rank # 10 Gary (Telsa)

    2015 Kayak Wars Northeast Region 3 Rank #1 KFA-NY Fleet 1 18720 pts
    2015 Kayak Wars Northeast Region 3 Rank #3 KFA-NY Fleet 2 9965 pts
    2015 Kayak Wars Northeast Region 3 Rank #5 KFA-NY Team 3 8290 pts
    2015 Kayak Wars Northeast Region 3 Rank #6 KFA-NY Fleet 4 5090 pts
    2015 Kayak Wars Northeast Region 3 Rank #8 KFA-NY Bassmeisters 4720 pts
    2015 Kayak Wars Northeast Region 3 Rank #10 KFA-NY Team Outcast 3450 pts

    2015 NEKF Shootout results:
    1st place-Open Division-KFA-NY, Elias Vaisburg- 51" Striped Bass
    2nd Place-Winter Island Division-KFA-NY,Gene - 41" Striped Bass
    3rd Place-Junior Division-KFA-NY,Jake Mieczkowski- 26.5" Striped Bass

    Catskill Kayak Fishing Jamboree
    Trout..............Bass
    1st Taurus.......Walter Burak
    2nd Tom L.........Rick 12points

    2014 Kayak Fishing Classic at Jamaica Bay - Winner - Elias Vaisberg
    Grand Slam Division and Qualifier for the Hobie Fishing Worlds Championship - Elias Vaisberg

    2014 Kayak Wars Northeast Region 3 Rank #1 KFA-NY Fleet1 21350 pts
    2014 Kayak Wars Northeast Region 3 Rank #4 KFA-NY Team3 9445 pts
    2014 Kayak Wars Northeast Region 3 Rank #5 KFA-NY Fleet2 9210 pts

    2014 Kayak Wars Angler Standings Rank # 2 Elias V
    2014 Kayak Wars Angler Standings Rank # 4 Bob (bjb)
    2014 Kayak Wars Angler Standings Rank # 5 Gene (elkfish)

    2014 Kayak Wars New record Fish Atlantic Bonito 26" Hacker
    2014 Kayak Wars New record Fish Triggerfish 17" Elias V
    2014 Kayak Wars New record Fish Triggerfish 17" Gary (tesla)
    2014 Kayak Wars New record Fish Summer Flounder 33.5" Rick F

    2014 KFA-NY Saltwater Angler of the Year .. Elias V
    2014 KFA-NY Freshwater Angler of the Year ..Tom L (searobin)

    2014 KFA-NY Largest Striped Bass 49" Elias V
    2014 KFA-NY Largets Bluefish 37.5" Mike L
    2014 KFA-NY Largest Weakfish 29" Elias V
    2014 KFA-NY Largest Fluke 33.5" Rick F
    2014 KFA-NY Largest Searobin 20" Lou S


    2013 KAYAK Wars Northeast Region 3 Rank #3 KFA-NY Fleet2
    2013 KAYAK Wars Northeast Region 3 Rank #4 KFA-NY Fleet3

    2013 KAYAK Wars Northeast Region 3 Angler Standings # 4 Gene ELKFISH
    2013 KAYAK Wars Northeast Region 3 Angler Standings # 5 Bob BJB

    2013 KFA-NY Biggest Fluke Daimon Banjer 28"
    2013 KFA-NY Biggest Blue Fish Elias V 38"
    2013 KFA-NY Biggest Weakfish Gene elkfish 29"
    2013 KFA-NY Biggest Striped Bass Elias V 46"

    2013 KFA-NY Angler Of The Year - Saltwater : Elias V 206"
    2013 KFA-NY Angler Of The Year - Freshwater : Tom L Searobin 210"

    2013 Kayak Fishing Classic at Jamaica Bay - Winner - Elias Vaisberg
    Grand Slam Division and Qualifier for the Hobie Fishing Worlds Championship - Elias Vaisberg


    2012 Kayak Wars
    2nd Place Angler Northeast Division - Elias Vaisberg
    2nd Place Team Northeast Division - KFA-NY Fleet 1

    2011 Kayak Wars
    2nd Place Angler Northeast Division - Pat Gallagher
    3rd Place Team Northeast Division - KFA-NY Fleet 1

    2010 Jamaica Bay Kayak Tournament

    Open Division-
    2nd place Tom Lowe
    Womens Division-
    Susan Collins 1st Place
    2nd place Lee Dascole


    2010 Kayak Wars Individual achievements
    Northeast Division Records-
    Striped Bass- Darren Mikula
    Tautog- Pat Gallagher
    Weakfish- Tom Lowe
    Winter Flounder-Ed Scanner
    Summer Flounder- Pat Gallagher
    2010 Kayak Wars Team achievements
    Northeast Division Champtions- KFA-NY Fleet 1
    Third place team overall- Team 1
    Northeast Division individual angler- Bob Bernard 2nd place
    Northeast Division Champion - Pat Gallagher 1st place
    Overall Angler - Pat Gallagher 2nd Place


    2009 Jamaica Bay Kayak Tournament
    Womens Division- 1st place Lee Dascole
    Grand Slam Division- 1st place Carl Schneider
    Open Division-2nd Place Carl Schneider
    3rd Place Daryl McAvoy


    2009 - Great south Bay kayak tournament
    2nd place Bass - Tauras Vebeliunas

    2008 – Jamaica Bay kayak tournament.
    2nd place Open - Tauras Vebeliunas


    2008 – JamaicaBay kayak tournament.
    3rd place Slam - Tauras Vebeliunas

    2008 Atlantic Outfitters Tournament
    largest striper on conventional gear- Carl Schneider

    2007– Great South Bay kayak tournament.
    1st place Fluke - Tauras Vebeliunas

    2006 – T.K.A.A. kayak tournament.
    1st place Flounder/Fluke – Tauras Vebeliunas


    2006 – Great South Bay kayak tournament.
    2nd place Fluke – Tauras Vebeliunas
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