39 boats fish in 2021 Beaufort Young Life Fishing Derby


From staff reports

Each year, Beaufort Young Life holds a Fishing Derby, a fundraiser for its local ministries for high schoolers, middle schoolers and teen mothers. This year’s Fishing Derby, held Nov. 12 and 13, was a successful one.

The Captain’s Meeting was Nov. 12 at Beaufort Boat and Dock with food from Sea Eagle Market and a raffle. There were 39 boats entered to fish in the tournament. Anglers could fish for redfish, trout, flounder, black drum, sheepshead, king mackerel, and Spanish mackerel.

After a day of fishing Nov. 13, the weigh-in was held from 3 to 5 p.m., at Marker 244 at the Port Royal Marina.

The top two winners by species were as follows: Redfish – Jeff Miller (4.98 pounds), Troy Alcott (4.69); Black Drum – Maci Dean (11.58), Phillip Jones (7.06); Sea Trout – David Tilton (3.09), Danny Norwood (2.81); Sheepshead – Clay Fawcett (6.35), Maci Dean (5.24); Flounder – Clay Fawcett (5.51).

All Fishing Derby proceeds support Beaufort Young Life. Those interested in sponsoring next year’s tournament, registering a boat to fish, or serving on the tournament committee, should email Andrew Lancaster at andrewlancasteryl@gmail.com or visit www.ylfishingderby.com. Those interested in volunteering or financially supporting Young Life should also reach out to Lancaster.

Above: Beaufort’s Maci Dean shows off his winnings from the Beaufort Young Life Fishing Derby earlier this month. Dean won first place with an 11.58-pound black drum and second place with a 5.24-pound sheepshead. Submitted photo.

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