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58th Water Festival Fishing Tournament

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By Bob Sofaly

The 58th annual Beaufort Water Festival is just around the corner but some of the sporting events were held early. The annual fishing tournament had to rescheduled to Saturday, July 6, and drew anglers from all over the Lowcountry.

Montana Housand holds her 23-inch, 4.4-pound red drum after entering it in the Beaufort Water Festival’s in-shore fishing tournament. With Housand are her crew members Jarrett Ownes, left, Housand, Jack Ferreri and JA Malphrus.
Montana Housand holds her 23-inch, 4.4-pound red drum after entering it in the Beaufort Water Festival’s in-shore fishing tournament. With Housand are her crew members Jarrett Ownes, left, Housand, Jack Ferreri and JA Malphrus.

 

Henri Madlinger weighs the first fish entered in Saturday’s Water Festival Off Shore Fishing Tournament. The fish, a 13-pound kink mackerel, was caught by Dean Kennedy.
Henri Madlinger weighs the first fish entered in Saturday’s Water Festival Off Shore Fishing Tournament. The fish, a 13-pound kink mackerel, was caught by Dean Kennedy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABOVE:  Dean Kennedy shows off his 13-pound king mackerel on Saturday at the weigh station at Port Royal Landing Marina. Kennedy, fishing aboard the Geico boat, said it was very rough all day on the water.
ABOVE: Dean Kennedy shows off his 13-pound king mackerel on Saturday at the weigh station at Port Royal Landing Marina. Kennedy, fishing aboard the Geico boat, said it was very rough all day on the water.

 

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