Runswick Bay Kayak Fishing Match And Festival Runs Over The Weekend Of June 15th and 16th 2013. The 2 day festival of Kayak Fishing will involve : a safety course, VHf Radio course, Kayak Modification demonstration, RNLI and Coastguard Demonstrations, camping, barbecues, bar, raffles and of course the grand fishing match with masses of prizes. This is one of the largest kayak fishing festivals in the whole of the UK.
Match organiser Ken Oliver says, it really should be a fun filled weekend, there really is so much going on, remember its all based around the East Barnby Outdoor Centre, we have classrooms, camping, full board with warm dorms and meals all included for those that book. There is a bar both Friday and Saturday evenings with live entertainment on the Saturday.
There are all sorts of workshops going on, for a start with have two BCU Kayak Fishing Safety Courses running, Sunday is now full but I think there is still one, maybe two spaces on Saturdays course.
There is also a RYA VHF Radio Course running on the Saturday, again I think there is just two spaces left on this.
We have a basic navigation and tidal planning workshop for an hour or two on Saturday evening, Not sure if there is any space left on this but I will find out.
The RNLI are coming down, they will have their roadshow trailer with them, there is also all sorts of interaction going on down in Runswick on the Saturday, this includes flare demos and rescue scenarios with the lifeboat, from experience this is really good fun and gets the old adrenalin pumping. :happy:
Also on an evening we have a Moken 14 that is crying out to be drilled and modified, power tools will be provided :cheesy: under the careful supervision of our top modifier Phil. :happy:
There’s a foraging walk, a great one for the families and kids :happy:
We also have a couple of BCU coaches who will be available on the beach to take people out on little Sit on Top kayak taster sessions in the bay..
There’s a fire pit we can use out on the field at centre if we so wish…
And of course then theres the BIG MATCH on Sunday that anyone could win :happy:
Its going to be busy and its going to be fun :cheesy: :cheesy:
If you haven’t already, print those forms off, book your camping/accommodation and start sorting your gear for what’s going to be to the first of its kind, a full on kayak fishing symposium and a fun filled weekend to boot. :cheesy: There’s a link at the top of this page
Further information on the Runswick Bay Kayak Fishing festival Can Be Found Here