It’s finally happened: kayak fishing has come to your TV screen. Heliconia Press recently announced that starting January 2010, The Kayak Fishing Show: with Jim Sammons will begin airing on the World Fishing Network (WFN). The 13-episode TV series will be broadcast throughout the year into 25 million North American homes in both standard and high definition.
“The Kayak Fishing Show: with Jim Sammons is the result of two years of production investment,” says producer Ken Whiting, also the 1997 world freestyle kayak champ. “We’ve been shooting the show in conjunction with the ExOfficio Presents Kayak Fishing: Game On movie series for the past two years with the hopes that it would evolve into a TV series. We’re ecstatic to see this dream come to life and are optimistic about what this means for the continued growth of the sport.”
The Kayak Fishing Show: with Jim Sammons offers a fresh new style of fishing show designed to entertain, inspire, educate, and appeal to viewers whether or not they have ever considered fishing from a kayak. Each episode follows cast-master Sammons on a fishing adventure in a different location—from the wild coast of Alaska, to the tropical waters of Panama.
“This is a major step for the sport of kayak fishing,” says show star Sammons. “It’s recognition from the fishing industry that kayak fishing is more than a passing trend—that the benefits of kayak fishing are real, and participation will continue to grow.”
About The Heliconia Press
Since World Champion Kayaker Ken Whiting founded the company in 1998, The Heliconia Press has been producing best-selling and award-winning instructional books and videos about kayaking and other outdoor pursuits. The Kayak Fishing Show represents Heliconia’s first foray into the world of TV production. Info: www.helipress.com.
The World Fishing Network is the only 24/7 television channel dedicated to all segments of fishing. Originally launched in December 2005, today WFN and WFNHD are available in more than 25 million households through North American cable, satellite and telecommunications