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35th Annual Fishing Rodeo comes to Fernandina Beach

The 35th annual Fernandina Beach Fishing Rodeo will be held on August 4 and 5 at the Fernandina Harbor Marina. Hosted by the Nassau Sport Fishing Association, this event is sanctioned by the Southern Kingfish Association as part of its 2017 tournament national championship series.

Two divisions, open to all entrants, include a kingfish division and inshore/offshore division, and cash prizes up to $10,000 will be awarded, depending upon the number of boats registered. Highlights of the Fishing Rodeo include a silent auction, barbecue, ice cream, the Budweiser Beer Wagon, music, and more. To register for the event or to get more information about the weekend long Rodeo, visit