Viking Kayaks Factory Fire

On January 8th, a fire tragically gutted the Viking Kayaks factory in Matamata. Viking Kayaks started out in a small shed in New Zealand in 1999, and has since become a household name among Kiwi fishermen. Founder Grant, along with Karen and daughter Michelle, have an absolute passion for being on the water, which led to the development of cutting-edge, high performance fishing kayaks. The Viking brand has grown to what it is today, in part, due to the generous support Viking has offered the fishing community. They have been very instrumental in organising kayak fishing competitions, and incredibly generous with supplying prizes for fishing tradeshows and other events. One can only imagine the feeling of despair as they watched the business they gave birth to go up in flames. With this in mind, John Donald from Catch has started a Give A Little page https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/be-a-viking to help get Viking Kayaks up and running as soon as possible. 

To encourage generosity, BerleyPro, Bounty Hunter Charters, Catch Fishing Tackle and NZ Fishing News have combined to put together a prize valued at over $5000. This prize includes a five day mothership kayak adventure for one lucky angler on the Bounty Hunter fishing the legendary Mokohinau Islands and Great Barrier. The trip is fully catered, includes tuition, use of a kayak, the latest fishing tackle from Catch, and you’ll also be taking home a great range of merch for all three companies. To top it off, the winner will also receive a 12-month print subscription to NZ Fishing News.

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To enter, visit the Catch Fishing Tackle Facebook page and tag a fishing friend (or any friend that is compassionate). Everyone that donates $50 or more will receive a free pack of Catch Black Label Livies – just email your Give A Little receipt and your delivery address to [email protected]

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