US Kayak Open Postponement

COVID-related concerns of national travel result in rescheduling national competition in Cookeville, Tenn.

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Top anglers from across the country are delaying their travel
plans as the 2022 U.S. Kayak Open and accompanying events have been postponed to
later in the year. Previously scheduled for April 25-30, the event hosted by U.S. Angling,
in partnership with the Cookeville-Putnam County Visitors’ Bureau, will now take place
Spring 2023.
“More than anything, we want this event to be a huge success for both US Angling and
Cookeville, “said Chamber President Amy New, “it is with that in mind that our
organization, along with representatives from U.S. Kayak, have made the difficult
decision to postpone the event until next year.”

The decision was made following continued feedback from fishing anglers noting their
concerns of national and international travel, leaving expected attendance to be
decreased dramatically.

The U.S. Kayak Open and FIPSed Kayak Fishing World Championship were awarded
to Cookeville-Putnam County as a host destination in late 2020 with official
announcement and planning beginning in January of this year.

Set to take place Center Hill Lake and area rivers, the event was anticipated to welcome
150 to 250 attendees along with fans and families.

For local businesses, organizations, or clubs looking to volunteer, sponsor, or get
involved with the 2023 US Angling events in the Cookeville area, including a Youth
Angler Education Day, contact USAC International Organizer John Knight

For more information about U.S.A Kayak Fishing, click here.


Photo: Cookeville, Tenn. to host U.S. Kayak Open set for Spring of 2023 at Center Hill
Contact: For further information, please contact Allison Boshears at the Cookeville-
Putnam County Chamber of Commerce at or by
calling (931) 526-2211.