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Fernandina Beach Fishing Rodeo is August 4 and 5

Jun 13, 2018 02:00AM
Once again 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. There have been minor changes to the rules this year and the NSFA is expanding the prize pool in the In/Off Shore Rodeo Tournament to have a 1st and 2nd Place payout.

Truly something for every angler to shoot for will be on the bill this year.  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 our great barbecue along with 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 Friday and Saturday evening featuring "Larry and the Backtracks" on stage. There will be several boats of various sizes on display. 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. You won't want to miss it. We invite everyone to attend and enjoy both days of activities. You might even see a Fernandina Pirate or two roaming the waterfront. The awards presentations will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday evening. Please note that should weather conditions force a postponement, Sunday, August 6, 2017 is the rain date. For more information visit