Mark Patterson | YakGear

Mark Patterson

offshore kayak fishing

Mark has been involved in kayak fishing for over 25 years so he has seen a lot of changes in the sport. Eleven years ago he founded the NCKFA (North Carolina Kayak Fishing Association) to promote kayak fishing both by having “meet and greets” as well as on the water events. The Oak Island Classic is the largest of these events with over 175 anglers coming to the little coastal town of Oak Island NC to fishing in both the Ocean and Inshore Division.

As much as Mark enjoys educating kayak anglers on the in’s and out’s of the sport through seminars throughout the year he still loves to ‘compete against the young guy’ when he can.

Mark believes kayak fishing is the best and most challenging way to purse his passion whether it is a small lake or a mountain river or the Ocean and does all he can to stay in shape so he can continue doing what he loves.