Miami spearfishing tournament set to hit the water for another year

May 16, 2018 by  

This June, Miami spearfishermen and women will be taking to the water in an event that will see them take aim at an invasive species while raising funds for those who have a spinal cord injury.

The fishers will be participating in the Lionfish Bash, which will aid in removing lionfish, which is an species that originated in the Indo-Pacific area. The festivities will take place over two days, and opportunities are available for any business or individuals that would like to sponsor the event.

A kickoff celebration will be held at Coconut Grove’s Monty’s on the evening before the tournament, and the next day, the fishing will begin, with the weigh-in scheduled to be held from 3:00 pm until 5:00 pm. This will be followed by dinner and a chance to socialize at the Coral Reef Yacht Club in Miami.

Along with doing a good turn for the environment, this competition will also serve as a fundraiser for the Jackson Rehabilitation Hospital and other organizations that provide support to those with a spinal cord injury. A printer in the area will be able to provide customized awards and other promotional products for this type of function.

This annual event will be held in Miami on June 16. A full schedule for the festivities can be found on The Woody Foundation’s website.