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The Kayak Fishing Show Premieres on WFN

The first of its kind, The Kayak Fishing with Jim Sammons TV show premieres this week on the World Fishing Network in both standard and high definition. The show follows kayak fishing pioneer Jim Sammons on epic fishing adventures around the world.

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01.14.2010 – Kayak fishing pioneer Jim Sammons and his group of friends hook into a five-hour battle with a 300-lb blue marlin that tows a kayaker 11 miles across Mexico’s Sea of Cortez in the premiere episode of Ocean Kayak presents: The Kayak Fishing Show with Jim Sammons on the World Fishing Network (WFN).

The Show premieres Sunday, Jan. 17, at 8:30 pm ET on WFN and WFN HD, with new episodes airing each week. The show is produced by The Heliconia Press, a leading publisher of books and producer of DVDs on outdoor pursuits. The Kayak Fishing Show marks Heliconia’s first foray into the world of TV production.

The Kayak Fishing Show with Jim Sammons represents 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. Every episode follows Sammons around North America and beyond on the fishing adventure of a lifetime. In addition to battles with marlin in Baja, the show will follow fishing expeditions for halibut in Alaska, tarpon in Florida, stripers in Chesapeake Bay, muskie in Canada, tuna in Panama and more.

Show times on WFN are: Mondays – 4:30 am, 10:30 pm. Tuesdays – 6:30 am, 2:30 pm. Sundays – 8:30 pm, 4:30 am. EST.

Watch the TV show trailer and learn more about the show at:

About Jim Sammons: A San Diego California native and certified fish and game licensed guide, Jim is recognized worldwide as a pioneer of modern day kayak fishing and an expert big game kayak fisherman. With his trademark fedora and his numerous special appearances on a variety of national fishing shows, Jim has become the most recognizable kayak angler in North America. But it’s his infectious enthusiasm for the sport, his lively personality and his passion for sharing the sport with others which has made him the most popular kayak angler in the world, and an ideal host of The Kayak Fishing Show

About Ocean Kayak: Ocean Kayak is part of the Johnson Outdoors family of innovative, market-leading brands. The company designs, manufactures and markets a portfolio of top-quality products for the global marketplace across four categories: Watercraft, Marine Electronics, Diving and Outdoor Equipment.

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 books and videos about kayaking and other outdoor pursuits. For more information about the show please visit, for information on all of Heliconia’s products, please visit The Heliconia Press

About WFN: 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 distributors. In the U.S., distributors include Verizon FiOS, Dish Network, Charter Communications, GVTC, and more.

Brendan Mark (613) 582-7154 or