Fishing tournament to reel in locals for excellent cause

April 27, 2013 by  

The Exchange Club of Indian River’s Blue Water Open Dolphin Mania charity fishing tournament will take place in Fort Pierce City next month. The event helps to raise funds for local organizations that are working to prevent child abuse.

The tournament is limited to 60 entries, and there is a total of $10,000 in prizes to be handed out, with a jackpot first prize of $5,000. The winner will be the person who catches the largest fish. There will also be special awards presented such as Junior Angler for those aged 14 and under, and Lady Angler for the female who catch the biggest fish. Raffle tickets will also be available with an 80/20 payout.

Fishers from all over the area, including nearby Vero Beach, are sure to want to take part in this exciting annual event. No doubt organizers are working with local printing companies to advertise the tournament to the greater community, which might involve designing and printing a flyer to be distributed as an insert in local newspapers or through direct mail.

The 37th annual Blue Water Open will be headquartered at the Fort Pierce Inlet Marina on May 18, beginning at 6:30 am, and a rain date of May 19 has also been set. Entry fees for each boat are $200 before May 10 or $250 afterwards. A captain’s meeting will be held on May 17 to ensure everyone understands the rules and their responsibilities. Raffle tickets are $100 each.

For more information about any aspect of the fishing tournament, contact John Binkley at 772-532-9375.