Inshore Fishing Association Announces New College Saltwater Championship

Inshore Fishing Association Announces New College Saltwater Championship 
IFA to partner with the Association of Collegiate Anglers on upcoming event 

MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. (August 26, 2014) – The Inshore Fishing Association (IFA) has joined with the Association of Collegiate Anglers (ACA) to develop the first ever College Saltwater Championship. The inaugural event, which features a two-person team format, will take place Sunday, October 19, as part of the weeklong IFA Championship festivities taking place in Houma, Louisiana. 

The Association of Collegiate Anglers, a division of CarecoTV and The Bass Federation, is a sanctioning body developed to facilitate growth, development, and structure within competitive collegiate bass fishing. The ACA provides support to dozens of regional events nationwide and owns the Cabela’s Collegiate Bass Fishing Series, the largest participatory collegiate tournament circuit in the country. 

Registration for interested student anglers is available by calling 478-836-4266. 

“We’re excited about the new College Saltwater Championship,” said IFA Marketing Director Bart Schad. “It’s going to be a great opportunity to reach up-and-coming tournament anglers and should be an amazing event. We’re looking forward to working with the ACA.” 

“This will be a tremendous event and the first of its kind when it comes to saltwater competition for collegiate anglers,” said Wade Middleton, president of CarecoTV and co-founder of the ACA. “We’re proud to partner with the IFA and excited to help bring this event to life.” 

The IFA highly encourages all interested anglers and teams to pre-register by phone in advance of the event. Complete details will be available online at

IFA events are made possible through the sponsorship and continued support of these well-respected brands: Hobie Fishing, Ranger Boats, Cabela's, Lucas Oil, Yamaha Outboards, RAM, Berkley Gulp!, Berkley Gulp! Alive!, PENN Reels, Spiderwire, Minn Kota, Humminbird, Power-Pole, Amphibia, Arctic Ice, Protect the Harvest, General Tire, Bob’s Machine Shop, Blue Point Fabrication, SuperClean, Progressive, Mustang Survival, iON Cameras, Valley Fashions, Powertex Group, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas.

Event Details: 

Sign-up: Call 478-836-4266 

Mandatory Check-in: Saturday, Oct. 18, at 6:00 p.m. at Falgout Canal Marina located at 1868 Dr Beatrous Rd., Theriot, LA 70397.

Takeoff & Weigh-in: Sunday, Oct. 19, at Falgout Canal Marina. Take-off at 6:30am with the weigh-in scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Anglers with questions should call 501-317-7281. 

About the IFA 
Drawing inshore anglers from Texas to the Carolinas and beyond, the IFA Redfish Tour is the largest and oldest redfish tour in the nation. Offering anglers the opportunity to compete in low-entry fee events, redfish anglers can fish close to home, minimize expenses and compete for lucrative winnings and contingency prizes. The IFA Kayak Fishing Tour presented by Hobie Fishing is the fastest-growing kayak fishing tournament trail in the county. Kayak anglers competing in the catch-photograph-release tournaments can take advantage of the numerous money and product prizes awarded to competitors. For more information or to become a member of the IFA, visit

About The ACA 
The Association of Collegiate Anglers (ACA) was formed to create a national, unified voice for the country's collegiate anglers, through an affiliation with the BoatU.S Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship and related programs. The organization has been made possible by a joint effort among The Bass Federation Inc. (TBF), Careco Multimedia, and a host of supporting companies. With nearly 30,000 members across 47 states, TBF is the nation's oldest and largest organized national fishing group. 

The ACA is a "federation" under the TBF umbrella, having its own board of directors, by-laws, and benefits. Included in the benefits are club insurance coverage, access to conservation and equipment grants and more.
Any school recognized fishing club with at least 6 members can join the ACA. The annual membership fee is $15 per member. With membership comes benefits, for the club and each member. 
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