Fishing derby returns to Pompano Beach

April 6, 2014 by  

The 49th annual Pompano Beach Fishing Rodeo is returning to the city for four days just over a month from now.

The rodeo will consist of several parties, awards presentations, and two days of fishing competition. People will be scored on up to 10 fish that they catch each day, and this will be decided based on type of fish and size. The fish considered in the competition are cobia, dolphinfish, king mackerel, and tuna. Competition is open to those of every skill level and age. There is a special Drift Division for those who own their own boats.

Awards to be given out will include the Family awards, Junior Angler (under 15), and Senior Angler (55 and over.) All of the parties and the awards presentation are open to the public.

The rodeo first began as a way to keep tourists in the area longer, but is now one of the most popular yearly events in the area.

Organizers of the rodeo will no doubt be advertising the event all over the Pompano Beach area. This might include using posters, booklets, and flyers obtained from local print companies to help spread the word quickly and inexpensively.

The Pompano Beach Fishing Rodeo is taking place in Alsdorf Park from May 14 to 17. To find out more about the events, or to find out how to enter, call 954-942-4513.