WETUMPKA, AL – The Elmore County Economic Development Authority (ECEDA) and the City of Wetumpka are hosting the River Region Kayak Anglers Big Fish Challenge on the Coosa River this Saturday, June 24th. Approximately 50 kayakers from across the State are expected to be in Wetumpka to compete for cash and prizes. The tournament is open to everyone and the $50 entry fee (cash only) is due at registration. Registration and a mandatory captains meeting will be held on Friday at 6:00 PM at the Wetumpka City Hall Administration Building located at 408 S. Main Street.
On Saturday, Kayaks will launch from any public access on Lake Jordan or the Coosa River. The boundaries of the tournament include Lake Jordan to the confluence of the Coosa and Tallapoosa Rivers at Ft. Toulouse. The weigh-in and awards ceremony will take place at 4:00 PM at the Wetumpka City Hall Administration Building. There will be a guaranteed $500 prize for the biggest fish in addition to paid place prizes.
Lisa Van Wagner, Executive Director of ECEDA, said, “We are thrilled once again to welcome the anglers and their families into our community. This is a great event to showcase our beautiful lakes and rivers with anglers from all over Alabama. We look forward to them making many return trips to Elmore County.”
For more information contact:
Lisa Van Wagner
Elmore County Economic Development Authority