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Grayton Beach Kids Fishing Tournament May 12, 2012

May 11, 2012 by SoWal Staff

Well, its that time of year again!  "Children of all ages... time to disconnect from your I-pad, I-pod, Xbox, Playstation, PC, DVD, TV and smartphone and CATCH SOME FISH!!!" 

The 6th Annual Grayton Beach Kids Fishing Tournament will be held this Saturday, May 12th beginning at 8am sharp!

Registration is $5.00 per participant and will be located on the back porch of the Red Bar in Grayton Beach beginning at 8am.  The event is held for boys and girls under the age of 15 and is intended to promote responsible use of our marine resources through recreational fishing.  Each participant receives a free rod and reel, tackle box, beach rod holder, bait, Pompano rigs and weights. 

Event t-shirts are available for purchase for $10. 

Hot dogs and drinks will be available this year, in exchange for a $1 donation to CCA, and will be made to order on the beach during the event. 

18 gold, silver and bronze medals are up for the taking this year!  The award ceremony for boys & girls divisions, ages 5-9, 10-12, 13-15, will be held directly following the FWC certification of the leader board at 12:00pm.

For those of you who are still curious about the CCA organization:

The Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) is a grass-roots organization which was started by a group of recreational fishermen back in the late 70’s to combat overfishing by the commerical industry.  Since then, CCA has grown to more than 200 Chapters in 17 States and has a combined membership of over 100,000 people.  Nationally, CCA takes an interest in a wide variety of marine related issues and, by way of our lobbyists in Washington D.C., CCA enables individuals to defend their rights as recreational fishermen.  

Locally, the South Walton Chapter is made up of more than 250 individuals.  Collectively, our objective is to share what we’ve learned and set an example for future generations.  We feel the best way to accomplish this is to try and help educate people who may not have had the opportunity to the spend time fishing, like we did when we were growing up.  This is an opportunity for all generations the learn about fishing and share in the experience of catching!  

Questions?  Comments?  Suggestions? Call (850) 419-1260 or (850) 259-8283 or email nraoconnell@hotmail.com

Thanks again to our 2012 Sponsors:
CCA Florida, Fish Florida, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, The Red Bar, Yellowfin Ocean Sports, Ferguson Water Works, Sinkys Fish Camp/Liar's Club Café, Stinkys Outfitter & Baitshack, Blue Mountain Catering Company, Seagrove Village Market Café, "V" Restaurant, Fitz and Emme, Mac Farms, Luke and Blues, Preble-Rish, Inc., The Walton Sun, Walton Outdoors, Grayton Beer Company and SoWal.com.   



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