Strengthening the Future for Sportfishing Along Florida's Vast Coastal Waterways.
East Coast Redfish Brood Stock Collection Begins November 12-13, 2010
All proceeds benefit the establishment of East Coast hatcheries and are tax deductible*.
Dear Florida Anglers:
The Wildlife Foundation of Florida, FWC and all our partners throughout Florida are working hard to create a network of state-wide recreational hatcheries to provide fish for today and tomorrow. We need your help and support. Your participation in this event will provide the funding for establishing and maintaining the first East Coast redfish brood stocking efforts and help kick-off our hatchery efforts at the Florida Institute of Technology’s Vero Beach Marine Lab in the Indian River Lagoon.
Without your support and participation, this effort will not be possible. Please join us for a one of a kind day of fishing that will benefit fishing in Florida for generations to come.
This tournament is designed to capture live, healthy redfish that will be the brood stock of fishery enhancement efforts. Tournament anglers will catch the fish, place them in live wells or net pens, and transfer them to large tanks on “chase boats” that will be distributed throughout the fishing area. Fish in the 32-40” range will be kept as brood stock, and the numbers and sizes of the fish will count toward each angler’s overall tournament score. Each angler will also be allowed to enter one redfish larger than 40” by photographing and then releasing it. Smaller redfish will be released without contributing to the angler’s score.
- 40 boats maximum
- 2 anglers per boat
- $1250 per angler (entry fee includes guide)
- Guides required
- Gala on Friday, November 12th --Dinner and Beverages on Vero Beach --Mandatory captains meeting at the event to discuss tournament logistics
- Launch 6:00 AM on Saturday, November 13th
This event brought to you by our sponsors and partners below
For additional event information contact Brett Boston at (800) 988-4889.
*The Wildlife Foundation of Florida, Inc. is a public charity exempt from federal income tax as an organization described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. All contributions to the Organization are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.
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