Captain Frank Gibson of the Beaufort Sportfishing Diving Club and Rion Salley, manager of the Port Royal Landing Marina, cleared the board for the Beaufort Sportfishing Diving Club Annual Year Round Tournament. The tournament starts January 1st and concludes December 31st. Some 31 species are available to be posted to the leaderboard at the Port Royal Landing Marina. The different categories are as follows: Youth – 16 and under, Ten 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 year round tournament and plaques given to the overall winner 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 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 award winners for the 2014 Annual Fishing Tournament were: Best Commercial Boat – The Sea Wolfe- Captain Waldo Phinney; Best Recreational Boat – Realist- Capt Trey Everett; Overall Angler – Macy Dean; Female Angler – Liz Waldorf; Youth Angler 16 and under – Brian Ross; and 10 and Under Special Award Gracie Gibson.