Pee Dee Kayak Anglers

PDKA Angler of the Year

What is Angler of the Year?

The PDKA Angler of the Year is a multi-month fishing tournament for our paid club members (join PDKA  here).  The goal is to catch the longest, single fish of the target species for each month.


Submissions will be ranked in order of length, with a point value given. This point value will be based on a descending scale, and the total points accrued throughout the year will be combined with any points earned during "in person" events at the end of the year to determine AOY and Battle for the Belt eligibility.


The Angler of the Year competition will run from first day of January until the last day of September. 


Angler of the Year Rules:


  • Fish must be caught in South or North Carolina waters, in public waterways.
  • Fish must be caught out of a kayak, canoe, or SUP under human-power. No trolling motors.
  • Each month will have a unique identifier - our AOY identifier will be a word or phrase, written on any item, to have in the photo with the fish being submitted. IDENTIFIER WORD/PHRASE MUST BE VISIBLE IN YOUR PICTURE.
  • You can keep submitted fish, but please heed all regulations in regards to keeping fish.
  • The ENTIRE FISH must be visible in the picture, on a Hawg Through of Ketch Board, with fish's nose touching the bumper and tail lying flat in a natural position. Longest point of the tail is the measurement. Watercraft must be visible in picture. Identifier with unique word/phrase must be visible in picture as well.
  • Pictured must be submitted via email (buddy@peedeekayakanglers.com). Pictures are due by 11:59 PM on the last day of each month. Pictures submitted after the cutoff will NOT be scored.
  • Tournament Director has final say in all scoring. Tournament Director may modify rules for certain species.
  • Fish length determines placement. First place (longest fish) for the month will receive the most points, with a descending point total down to the bottom-ranked angler who submitted pics.  In the event of a tie, the picture that was sent in earliest to the tournament email address will be the winner.
  • Club members who join after the tournament's first month will be credited 10 points per month of tournament that was missed.


Travis Knight - 2019 PDKA AOY

Travis Knight - 2019 PDKA AOY