In the cold winter of 2008-2009, Paul and I decided we needed to create a group for local kayak anglers. The idea was to plan float trips, share stories and tips, and make a few new friends.
10 months later, we have 42 members. I’ve managed to meet quite a few of them, and we had a handful of successful group outings this spring and summer. To take it to the next level, we decided it was necessary to go beyond simple email campaigns to let folks know what was going on. So, our freshwater kayak fishing social network was born this past week.
While designed to support the Western New York Kayak Fishing Association, all kayak fisher persons are encouraged to join. We can easily (and for free) set up a forum for any group of paddlers.
Our network supports:
- Private Groups
- Event planning, registration, and RSVPs
- Photo uploads
- Video uploads
So for the WNYKFA, it’s a simple platform to plan trips either officially or unofficially, and to get to know each other a little better.
For kayak fishermen around the country, it’s an opportunity to share, learn and discuss, as well as potentially get your own groups going.
The first year of the WNYKFA has been fun, rewarding, and more hard work than I anticipated. We believe that our new website will make the 2010 season even more enjoyable.
So join today! We’d love to have you aboard.