The Border City Classic was started in 2011 by members of the Canadian Kayak Anglers to help fuel the growth of kayak fishing within Southern Ontario. Since then it has grown to become one of if not the largest kayak fishing event in Canada and the Midwest. Kyle Moxon in 2014, Tim Percy, and Dave Lesar, in 2015 and Dave Poole, Tom Mullins and Tim Percy for 2016 have all qualified through the Border City Classic for the Hobie Fishing World Championships.
Dave Poole, and Tom Mullins qualified as the top anglers from the Canada and the US while Tim Percy was selected as the 2nd place Canadian when Hobie decided to add another participant for the 2016 Hobie Fishing World Championships in Louisiana, USA. The BCC draws anglers from around Ontario, and the Midwest who are looking to both compete and meet other anglers who share their passion for this great sport. The BCC is designed to satisfy both the ultra competitive kayak angler as well as the 1st timer and family crowd. We randomly draw for the major donated prizes at the end of the event, along with trophies and cash awards given to the successful placing participants, and a special US vs. Canada Challenge Cup stacking up the best 3 fish from both countries. During the event, anglers fish for Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass using the Catch-Photo-Release method and measuring the fish for total length. They may launch from several published launches along the Detroit River and Lake St. Clair on both sides of the border. In 2015 the BCC went live using the iAngler APP where fish are loaded up through either the participants smart phone or uploaded into the app through onsite desktop computers. With the diversity of our competition's divisions, all anglers of varying skill level have a chance at winning in some way. The 2017 BCC will once again be a two day event, June 24th and 25th. A one day event for the recreation angler, will run concurrently with Day one of the two day event on Saturday the 24th of June.
More details to follow over the next couple months.