Three amigo's headed off to the Jacksonville Classic, Florida in 2010. David Morris, Martin Hurst and Paul Fennell.
Ocean Kayak supplied us with three dark green Trident 11's much to the amusement of the locals, it appears that the local wildlife are attracted to this colour as we found out during our week long stay.
As true Brits we just gone on with it and ignored the gators interest.
We learnt a lot about large competitive tournaments, the application of misdirection by other competitors and that Blue Crab is king in Florida.
It was an incredible journey, fantastic weather, wonderful people, we met most of the big names in Kayak Fishing, including Jim Sammons who interviewed us for his TV series.
We also learnt the American's love a raffle, 2 days with 2 hour raffles each day with incredible prizes.
The idea for a UK Chapter of Heroes on the Water was also born out of this trip.