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Fishing Rodeo and Kingfish Tournament

Jun 27, 2016 02:00AM
The Nassau Sport Fishing Association will be hosting an SKA Division 5 sanctioned kingfish tournament and an In/Off Shore Rodeo tournament for 8 different species, on July 29 and 30. The NSFA’s Platinum Sponsor, Paul Clark Ford, has donated a brand new truck to the lucky team that manages to break the Florida state record for Kingfish. All entry fees are considered as donations to the NSFA.

The traditional silent auction and raffle will be going on full swing Friday and Saturday. For food there will be barbeque along with a new addition this year of a fully equipped "Scoops" ice cream stand. The Budweiser Beer Wagon will be on hand along with other non alcoholic beverages to help handle the summer heat. There will be live entertainment on Saturday evening featuring "Larry and the Backtracks" on stage. There will be several boats of various sizes on display, and of course, the Paul Clark Ford prize truck. Lots of things to see and do and don't forget the exciting weigh-in of all the fish caught! It happens from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday afternoon. Jacksonville's own Captain Rick Ryals, Florida Sportsman TV and radio personality, will be the emcee. The awards presentations will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday evening. Please note that should weather conditions force a postponement, Sunday, July 31, 2016 is our rain date. Everyone is invited to attend and enjoy both days of activities. You might even see a Fernandina Pirate or two roaming the waterfront! For more information or to register visit