Year-round fishing tournament underway

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The Beaufort Sportfishing & Diving Club’s (BSFDC) Year Round Annual Fishing Tournament is entering its second decade and under way for 2020.

Beginning this month, every angler who enters the tournament by weighing in an eligible species will be entered into a monthly drawing for a $50 prize.

The hosts for the Year Round Fishing Tournament who will be sponsoring the quarterly prize money are Beaufort Boat & Dock Supply, Butler Marine and Port Royal Landing Marina.

Each month the name of each angler will be recorded when their fish is weighed in at the Port Royal Marina during working hours. The following month, a name will be drawn out of the hat at the BSFDC’s monthly meeting.

The winner will be notified and requested to attend in advance of the next monthly meeting. If they are not present, their prize money will be donated to the Waddell Mariculture Center, which the BSFDC supports each year for development and research for the local fisheries.

The monthly drawing $50 prize will hopefully help increase participation while the focus still remains on promoting fishing opportunities in the Lowcountry.

Rules and regulations for the tournament can be found at most fishing tackle dealers, marinas, and seafood stores throughout Beaufort County. Additional information is on the BSFDC’s website at www.beaufortfishingclub.com.

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