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Jackson Kayak Lands 3 of their Fishing Kayaks in Top 10

Online reader survey sees the Jackson Kayak Cuda as the #1 choice with the Coosa and Big Tuna also making the list.

October 9th, 2012 – Jackson Kayak’s three fishing kayaks have been selected for the Annual Top 10 Fishing Kayaks for 2012, an award brought about through reader survey each year from the popular magazine and fishing forum.

Reference: . readers participated in giving the Jackson Kayak Cuda 19% of their votes as boat of the year a full 6% higher than the rest of the field. The Jackson Coosa brought in sixth place and Jackson’s mid-season arrival, the Big Tuna, took the tenth and final slot in the annual Top 10 ensuring that all Jacksons’s core fishing fleet made it into the awards list.

“ continues to be one of the most popular fishing communities, so it’s our great pleasure to be listed by their audience in this year’s awards”, states Jackson Kayak Marketing Director, James McBeath. “We try very hard at bringing pure fishing enjoyment to our customers, and to have them remember our boats this way is truly appreciated”.

“These accolades are good indicators of consumer appreciation for what we’ve tried to do in regards to listening to them, our pro staff, and innovating around those ideas,” Notes kayak fishing lead Drew Gregory, “We’re honored to be thought of so highly this soon. However, I’m just excited that with a broader line of fishing platforms, for all water types, that anglers are out enjoying the water more, catching more fish, more comfortably and of course smiling a whole lot more!”

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About Jackson Kayak: Jackson Kayak was founded in 2003 by Eric Jackson. Currently located in Sparta, Tenn., near the Caney Fork River, Jackson Kayak designs, builds, and manufactures a multitude of models. Their products are all made in the USA. Their line of high quality kayaks includes whitewater, fishing and exploration. Converting an old Levi’s Jeans factory into their manufacturing headquarters, Jackson Kayak has assisted not only in furthering the kayak industry but also promoting the economy of Sparta.

CONTACT: James McBeath 613-256-0598