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Congratulations to Yakking Sam - Jackson Kayaks Team Member

Discussion in 'Sea Fishing Forum - Shore, Boat & Kayak Fishing' started by carpyken, Oct 24, 2013.

  1. carpyken

    carpyken New Member

    A big well done to our Sam who has been chosen to fish for the new Jackson Kayaks Factory Fishing Team.

    Its about time his achievements were recognised so well done Sam.

    If you feel you have what it takes to be a recognised kayak angler and would like to apply then here are some details below:

    Hi everybody,
    Allow me to introduce myself: My name is Jan and I am the manager of European Jackson Kayak team. I live in Prague, Czech Republic, but most of the time I am on fishing trips around Europe. My job is to find people for our European team. I am posting here all team requirements and policies for Europe and specifically UK. Feel free to ask questions by email, jliska@jacksonkayak.com or here in the thread. I am also available on Skype (zoidberg229) or on Facebook Jan Zoid Liska.

    I am looking forward to hearing from all of you, all applications will be considered.

    Team stucture
    Factory team: Has no dealer loyalty, supported directly by factory and managed by me or later by a future JK team manager for UK.

    Geographical network: We are looking to establish a team in all UK, so make sure you tell us where you fish!

    Team member profile
    • Communicative: As a JK team member you will communicate with other kayak anglers. Online, on the water, during meetings. Everywhere you are, be open to new friendships, talk to people, offer advice, ask for tips. We know fishermen love to talk about everything and we need you to be a part of many conversations.

    • Friendly: We need open-minded, friendly and kind people on our team. It is very important to us. You will meet a lot of new people when you are kayakfishing from a Jackson Kayak. Have a positive attitude to everyone you meet. Be careful what you say or write on fishing forums and always read twice before you send a comment.

    • Professionalism: Do not say bad things about other brands. Quite the contrary, talk about good things about other kayaks but explain why you still prefer JK models. Do not put out untrue statement about our boats. Each of the JK models has its advantages and disadvanteges, be proffesional!

    • Fishing skills: JK team is not made of the best fishermen. Our team is made of positive and assertive people that are respected and liked by other anglers. But still we are a fishing team hey :D So we expect you to be a good angler, not a complete beginner :D Catch a good one!

    • Internet skills: Do you like discussions and fishing forums? Do you like to share your best photos with the fishing community? Do you like to write about your kayak trips? If your answer is “Yes” then you are perfect for our team.

    Team benefits

    • 2 kayaks per year for team price (you can sell them after each season). Accessories etc. for team price. Selling kayaks is possible only through the closest JK dealer to your location, profit from sales is shared by team member and dealer. Actual team price will be communicated to each applicant. Team prices are roughly at 60% retail.

    • sponsorship by fishing tackle and other brands (GoPro, Daiwa, etc)

    • team clothing: one hat, one shirt

    • Compensation for certain events and trips may be possible (travel expenses, tournament fees). This is determined on a case by case basis. Each must be sent to Jan Liska for review and approved by factory before authorization.

    • promotion of you as a pro angler your posts, photos, reports and videos will be published in all Europe. This is great for your career as a sponsored fisherman.

    • team friends you will see how the fishing world will open for you. You will always have a team colleague to help you on your fishing trips around the globe. There are over 100 JK fishing team members all over the world, all of them are more then happy to help all other team members and guide them in their areas, arrange cheap accomodation

    Team responsibilities

    • Fishing reports: We need you to send 2 reports with photos per month during your fishing season. The report can be only 100 words, nothing big. These reports will be published on fishing websites around Europe and US.

    • Videos: One video every 2.5 months during your fishing season.

    • Photos: You MUST wear a PFD on all photos. If possible the Jackson Kayak logo or kayak name should be in the picture, but it is by no means required. We do not need fish on all pictures, just send nice photos from your trips.

    • Events and tournaments: Great opportunities to show your new Jackson Kayak! Please inform Jan Liska about all events and tournaments that you find or plan to visit. Be active during these events, offer your kayak for testing. Yeah... and catch some fish and win!

    • Recruit new team members: If you see someone who is perfect for our team go and talk to them. Send us recommendations for new team members.

    • Product development: Each September you are to send your comments and ideas about JK kayaks to Jan Liska. Your comments will be used in product development.

    • Online forums: All JK team members must avoid deregatory or offensive language. Team members are advised not to react to posts involving such language or attitude.

    Send us

    Team profile: How do you correspond to the team member profile?
    Location: Where do you fish? What are your favorite locations?
    Online activity: Where are you active online? Blogs? Forums? Do you plan to start your own website?
    Events and trips: What are your plans for the next fishing season? How can your trips and events you attend contribute to the image of JK?
    Boats: What do you like about JK kayaks? Which one would you like to paddle? List top 3 color choices.
    Photo portfolio: Choose top 3 photos from your fishing trips and attach them to the application.
    Languages: Which languages do you speak? This can be very important for determining additional factory support.

    Thank you for all your applications. I am looking forward to meeting the UK scene next year.

    Jan Liska – Skype – zoidberg229 - jliska@jacksonkayak.com - JK Fishing Ambassador for Europe and Team manager
  2. andym

    andym Rockling

    Well done Sam looking forward to all the future reports mate keep it up!
  3. Ramsrod

    Ramsrod Rockling

    Well done Sam, they've chosen well.
  4. hoggy

    hoggy Whitby Fishing Forum _ Simply The Best

    congrats sam ;)they have chosen well
  5. foo

    foo You've gotta be in it to win it.

    Congratulations buddy, your talents have finally been recognised. Hopefully this is just the start of a fantastic adventure. Don't forget us lesser beings when your a big Telly star like Robson Green mate ;)
  6. Dav

    Dav Rockling

    Well done sam , looks likeyour gona have some fun times ahead , goodluck mate. dous proud mate .
  7. Sambo

    Sambo To the MAX!

    Cheers guys, looking forward to next year. Will be very busy fishing around the UK plus attending demos, meets, etc. Can't wait! ;D
  8. marshy

    marshy Whitby Fishing Forum _ Simply The Best

    Congratulations Sam. I always thought you had that Jack Hargreaves look about ya. ;)



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