Drew Gregory has made a name for himself as a professional kayak angler who has logged about 750 hours of kayaking. He got into the sport in college when low on funds, but now continues with fishing from a kayak as it is still cheaper, good for the environment and a benefit to his health.
In 2008 he launched RiverBassin.com, an online community for bass anglers who share the passion of floating down rivers in their own paddle-powered watercraft. This gave rise to the River Bassin Tournament Trail, where anglers could enjoy a bit of competition offline. The tournament saw its last year in 2011 so that Gregory could focus more on kayaking fishing and on his website.
During the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market earlier this year, Kayak Angler TV stopped by Gregory’s booth to hear about the last Jackson Kayaks, one of Gregory’s sponsors. Learn more about the fishing kayak prototypes set to come out at the end of this year and beginning of next below.
Original press release issued by DrewGregory.com on July 6, 2012:
WHO: Professional kayak angler pioneer Drew Gregory and Jackson Kayak founder Eric Jackson will be appearing at ICAST as a part of the Jackson Kayak team. Other team members appearing include Charlie Ingram and Ray Brazier from the popular fishing show Fishing University on the Outdoor Channel.
Jackson Kayak is new to ICAST and comes in as Leisure Trends number one leading fishing kayak manufacturer. They will be promoting its line of fishing kayaks, including the newest Drew Gregory signature series kayaks, the Cuda and Big Tuna.
Gregory and the team will be located at booth number 177.
WHAT: The International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades (ICAST) is the world’s largest sportfishing trade show, annually hosting 7,000 members of the sportfishing industry representing 63 countries. ICAST is produced by the American Sportfishing Association (ASA), the sportfishing industry’s trade association, which oversees the interests of the entire sportfishing community.
WHEN: July 11, 7:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m., July 12, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., July 13, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
WHERE: Orange County Convention Center, 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819, 407- 685-9800
If you don’t know who Drew Gregory is yet, it’s possible that you’ve seen his face before. Gregory videotapes many of his fishing trips and in the infamous video below, he got a little too close to a goose who suddenly remembered to defend its territory and turned on Gregory.
Image screenshot from youtube video