Dear Sporting Goods Retailer, Manufacturers And Others,
Kayak fishing is exploding in popularity in Minnesota and surrounding states. The sport has long been established on the U.S. coasts and is now enjoying popular growth in the interior of the country.
My name is Ron Strauss, President of the Minnesota Kayak Fishing Association. Four years ago our club had 37 members. As of December 2013, we had 175 members. In November, 2014, we had 465 members. Currently, (July, 2017) we have 1266 members and over 3200 facebook likes. We project robust growth in the next few years. These numbers support the premise that the popularity of kayak fishing is growing in the upper Midwest.
The Minnesota Kayak Fishing Association’s mission is to grow the sport and facilitate a way for kayak anglers to share information, meet each other and have fun! Our members are KAYAK FISHING ENTHUSIASTS. They purchase the products and services you sell…and they purchase them frequently.
Can you help us?
Let’s partner to grow the sport of kayak fishing! If you have no-cost bulletin board space in your store(s) please give us your permission to display our member recruiting poster (click here, pdf opens in new window). I will personally deliver this poster and would love to meet you at that time, if possible. This is our grass roots effort to expand membership. Those are actual members and member-supplied photos on the recruitment poster. We LOVE this stuff! Please let me know if you can help us.
Support our cause to grow the sport of kayak fishing!
Our association is non-profit. No one is paid and no profit is built. All funds raised go in to operating the club. All donated products are distributed to members via raffles or prizes for our tournaments. Our articles of incorporation are on our website and support this claim (click here for our articles of incorporation). We need sponsors to financially support our mission. If you can support us with sponsorship we will promote your company on our website, forums, social media and at events to our audience.
Check out these web and social media links from our club!
A group of us filming a segment for North Dakota Outdoors: http://vimeo.com/71250041
Brandon’s BIG BASS, caught during one of our 2014 tournaments: watch this big bass video, click here
Catching a couple feisty Northern Pike from a kayak: watch this video
Press coverage by the Star Tribune: Angling by kayak has struck a sweet spot in Minnesota fishing
Caught this deer on video while kayak fishing: watch this unexpected video action
Article in Midwest Hunt & Fish Magazine: 7 Reasons Kayak Fishing is Growing in Popularity
AND A WHOLE LOT MORE!
Please email or call me to discuss how our club and your company can work together to grow kayak fishing in Minnesota and the upper Midwest? We’re committed to growing the sport and the FUN that goes with it!
For information on calendar year 2015 sponsorship information, click here.
Thank you for your time, I look forward to connecting!