Palmer Rapids, ON, October 3, 2007 - After the successful launch of Kayak Angler magazine this spring, Scott MacGregor of Rapid Media announced last week that he will be publishing two issues of Kayak Angler magazine for the 2008 kayak fishing season. The Spring and Summer issues will be available in February and June at Kayak Angler's retail network of 660 paddling and fishing shops, on newsstands and now by subscription.
Rapid Media released Kayak Angler
only five months ago as an annual magazine to test this wild new market
of sport enthusiasts. Kayak fishing has become so popular and the first
issue sold out so quickly that according to MacGregor and editor Tim
Shuff it was obvious that it needed at least two magazines per year.
"When retail shops requested additional boxes of 100 copies and we
started receiving piles of subscription checks we knew we were onto
something," says MacGregor. "And it was an editor's nightmare trying to
include all the fishing kayaks, gear, profiles, news and events in just
The two issues of Kayak Angler
will feature the Fishing Kayak Buyer's Guide and Kayak Fishing Gear
Guide-the world's number-one resources for kayak fishing. They will
also profile the best outfitters, guides, pros and everyday angling
Joes and take readers to the hottest fresh- and saltwater kayak fishing
destinations. Inside you'll also find hot tips for electronics, rigging
and paddling; and the Buzzbait section will be full of tournament news,
trends and the year's biggest fish stories.
is the first national kayak fishing magazine and boasts a huge
circulation of 75,000 copies per issue, which MacGregor feels reflects
the monster size of this market. "If one percent of the 126 million
fishermen and kayakers gets into kayak fishing that's more than one
million kayaks and readers," estimates MacGregor. "Tim and I are
working together on editorial so that Kayak Angler inspires these new fishermen and paddlers, and feeds the enthusiasts who are already hooked."
In addition, MacGregor recently announced that the Reel Paddling Film
Festival will feature a kayak fishing film contest category. Adding a
kayak fishing category to the film festival will put kayak fishing in
front of another 20,000 paddling enthusiasts in 100 cities. The
magazine, film festival and upcoming KayakAnglerOnline.com will feed
one another and ultimately grow the sport.
Rapid Media has been the leader in paddlesports media and events since 1999. Rapid Media publishes Rapid, Adventure Kayak, Canoeroots, Family Camping, and Kayak Angler magazines,
and produces a series of on-water paddling events and the Reel Paddling
Film Festival. For more information, visit www.rapidmedia.com .
Kayak Angler Spawns Second IssueWednesday, 03 October 2007
After the successful launch of Kayak Angler magazine this spring, Scott MacGregor of Rapid Media announced last week that he will be publishing two issues of Kayak Angler magazine for the 2008 kayak fishing season. The Spring and Summer issues will be available in February and June at Kayak Angler's retail network of 660 paddling and fishing shops, on newsstands and now by subscription.
David Johnston has been introducing people to the sport of sea kayaking for the past 15 years. He is a senior instructor trainer with Paddle Canada and teaches for several paddling schools in Ontario, Canada. Full Bio.