RAHFISH ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH LEADBETTER FOODS
11 Dec, 2023
Rahfish announces the official launch of the GBay Team Series on Georgian Bay, sponsored by Leadbetter Foods. Coming summer 2024
Rahfish announces the launch of their new team tournament series on Georgian Bay, ON. Year one of the series consists of four bass fishing tournaments, including a two day Classic. Anglers will need to fish the first three tournaments for a chance at qualifying for the Classic in September. Each tournament will be hosted in different areas of Georgian Bay, at both privately owned marinas and town docks.
Established in 2011 in Ontario, Rahfish is an outdoor apparel brand, and offers a wide range of premium clothing to anglers across North America. From your new lucky fishing hat, to a comfortable hoodie for the fall, Rahfish has been outfitting anglers from coast to coast for more than a decade. The tournament component that they have been building started with consumer demand, and continued for the love of bass fishing on Georgian bay.
“This tournament series has been in the works for quite a while now”, says Tim Hine Owner of Rahfish. “We’ve been running one tournament each year for the past 4 years, which is the Rahfish Open. Prior to 2019, the tournament was hosted at a private cottage with a similar feel to it. However, the expansion from Open to Series, allows the anglers further opportunity to compete in three single day events, compile enough points and qualify for the Classic in September. Hosted by the Honey Harbour Boat Club, these anglers will complete for a first place Classic prize of $10,000.”
Adding to the excitement of this newly formed series, Rahfish has partnered with Leadbetter Foods as the title sponsor of the series. Leadbetter Foods and Rahfish have agreed on a three year partnership, taking them to 2026.
PHOTO TAKEN BY: LEADBETTER FOODS. PICTURED IN THE PHOTO LEFT: JUSTIN ROBINSON – LEADBETTER FOODS PRESIDENT / CENTER: TIM HINE – OWNER RAHFISH & 705 EMBROIDERY / RIGHT: ADAM LEADBETTER – LEADBETTER FOODS
“We are huge fans of fishing at Leadbetters, says Leadbetters President Justin Robinson. “We also love cottage country summers with friends and family. Nothing compares to warm summer days at the cottage or on the water. The opportunity to partner with a local company, like Rahfish, and bring an experience to life for anglers and their families, was something we just had to do.”
Leadbetters has a storied history, going all the way back to 1926 in Markham, ON. In 1974, Leadbetters began serving cottage country and continues to do so today.
“Leadbetter’s has been a loved brand in Cottage Country for over 50 years, with our amazing “Cowboy” Steaks, Burgers and Bacon. Our new favourites, like our “At The Cottage” Burgers, Wood fired Bacon or Cart Sausages are just hitting the market now, so this partnership is an excellent opportunity to introduce our items directly to our consumers during the events, for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It also gives us a chance to thank our local communities and participate directly in their summer experience.”
Today, Leadbetter Foods is owned by Premium Brands, however the Leadbetter name and family ties continues with Adam Leadbetter, the Grandson of Bill, the founder of Leadbetters.
“My Grandfather started this business selling our products to cottagers and local communities in the same towns where we will now get to participate in the Rahfish Tournaments. We owe the communities and stores that have supported us for all these years, an amazing summer experience. We’ll get to meet them face to face, thank them, and as we grow, continue to help them give their customers a great summer vacation.”
The Rahfish GBay Team Series sponsored by Leadbetter Foods kicks off next summer, with registration opening this December. Competing anglers will not only have the opportunity to win over $60,000 in cash and prizes, they’ll also have the experience of Leadbetter BBQ at every event!
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If you would like to learn more about the Rahfish GBay Team Series, sponsored by Leadbetter Foods, contact us for series information and registration details.