Hennigh takes top honors in fishing tournament

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Bill Hennigh was the top overall angler in the Beaufort Sportfishing & Diving Club’s Annual Year Round Fishing Tournament.

The Tournament started Jan. 1, 2019 and concluded Dec. 31.

Captain Frank Gibson of the Beaufort Sportfishing & Diving Club and Rion Salley, manager of the Port Royal Landing Marina, have cleared the board for the 2020 tournament, which runs through Dec. 31.

Some 31 species are available to be posted to the leader board at the Port Royal Landing Marina. The different categories are as follows: Youth-16 and under, 10 and under, Female, and Overall Angler.

At the beginning of the next season, the awards banquet will be held to present certificates for those who fish posted species during the tournament and plaques given to the overall winners, including best recreational boat and the best commercial boat.

The anglers must fish from a boat and be present for weigh in at Port Royal Landing Marina during operating hours. The species can be delivered to the Marina by vehicle.

Brochures with complete rules and listing of species are available at the Port Royal Landing Marina and other local tackle shops.

The Year Round Fishing Tournament is sponsored by Beaufort Sportfishing & Diving Club and the Port Royal Landing Marina.

The rest of the award winners for the 2019 tournament are: Katherine Pringle (female angler), Chase Bates (youth angler), Fisher Mattson (youth angler 16 and under), 3 CAPS owned by Captain Swinton Anderson (best recreational boat) and MATTSON CHARTERS owned by Captain Chris Mattson (best charter).

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