Joel Abrahamsson, Johnson Outdoors' Adventure on the Water Pro-Staffer, Wins the "2014 Kayak Angler of the Year" Award

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When the 2014 Kayak Angler’s Choice Awards were announced on November 24, 2014, Joel Abrahamsson came out on top as Angler Of The Year. Joel was recognized for his devotion to sportfishing and his achievement of landing a record-breaking 1,247-pound Greenland Shark from a kayak.

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I’m so honored to receive this award. I fish from a kayak and work in the industry because I love it so much. So to be recognized for my achievements is really special to me.

When the 2014 Kayak Angler’s Choice Awards were announced on November 24, 2014, Joel Abrahamsson came out on top as Angler Of The Year. Joel was recognized for his devotion to sportfishing and his achievement of landing a record-breaking 1,247-pound Greenland Shark from a kayak. Abrahamsson caught the colossal fish off the coast of Andørja Island, Norway in September, 2014. He documented his shark adventure at: http://youtu.be/oNVZcdD7IMY

Joel Abrahamsson, from Sweden, is one of the most successful kayak anglers in northern Europe. Since becoming an Adventure On The Water Pro-Staffer, Abrahamsson fishes from Ocean Kayak™ and Old Town™ kayaks, which are both leading personal watercraft brands from Johnson Outdoors. He also helps Johnson Outdoors market their kayaks in Scandinavia while promoting the sport of kayak angling worldwide.

Upon receiving the Angler Of The Year Award, Joel said “I’m so honored to receive this award. I fish from a kayak and work in the industry because I love it so much. So to be recognized for my achievements is really special to me.”

YakAngler.com, regarded as “kayak fishing’s ultimate resource,” conducted the 2014 Angler’s Choice Awards program. There were three rounds of voting with more than 15,000 individual IP addresses participating from 23 countries, making this the most successful kayak fishing awards program to date. Every vote cast was checked for compliance with the “one person, one vote" program rule. The effort of double-checking each ballot ensured accurate final results that reflected the voters’ opinions.

JOHNSON OUTDOORS is a leading global outdoor recreation company that turns ideas into adventure with innovative, top-quality products. The company designs, manufactures and markets a portfolio of winning, consumer-preferred brands across four categories: Watercraft, Marine Electronics, Diving and Outdoor Gear. Johnson Outdoors’ familiar brands include, among others: Old Town® Canoes and Kayaks; Ocean Kayak™ and Necky® Kayaks; Carlisle® Paddles; Extrasport® Personal Flotation Devices; Minn Kota® Motors; Cannon® Downriggers; Humminbird® Marine Electronics; LakeMaster® Electronic Charts; SCUBAPRO® and SUBGEAR® Dive Equipment; Silva® Compasses; Jetboil® Outdoor Cooking Systems; and Eureka!® Camping and Hiking Equipment. Visit Johnson Outdoors at http://www.johnsonoutdoors.com

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