IFA to partner with the Association of Collegiate Anglers on upcoming event

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 ifatours.com.

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.


Greg Duncan
Blue Heron Communications
(800) 654-3766

Logo courtesy Inshore Fishing Association

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