34th Annual Ladies Fish Off is Coming to Pompano Beach/LHP
Lady anglers get ready — the 34th annual Ladies Fish Off saltwater fishing tournament is on June 1. The tournament benefits Ronald McDonald House Charities of South Florida, The Billfish Foundation and the NSU Oceanographic Center Fisheries Lab. The tournament started in 1986 as the first ladies-only saltwater tournament. Since then, the tournament has donated over $532,000 to its beneficiaries.
Last year 162 female anglers participated on 47 boats offshore the Fort Lauderdale, Pompano Beach and Lighthouse Point coastline. Fish caught in the tournament included kingfish, dolphin, cobia, blackfin tuna and bonita by anglers ranging in age and experience from teenagers to seasoned senior anglers.
President of the Ladies Fish-Off Lindsey Tenberg said,“It’s good to see the interest from the lady anglers of all ages and know that the tournament continues to support great charities.”
The longevity of the Ladies Annual Fish-Off is a true testament to the fishing community in Southeast Florida. While the tournament is open to female anglers only, men may join the fun as captain and crew.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
- April 24: The pre-tournament registration party will take place at Big Dog Tackle (1440 N. Federal Highway) in Pompano Beach starting at 6pm. At the party anglers can get discounted pre-registration prices. There will be food trucks, beer, raffles and the Ladies Fish Off famous
- May 30: The Ladies Fish Off tournament will also host a kick-off party and captain’s meeting on May 30 at Galuppi’s Restaurant (1103 N. Federal Highway, Pompano Beach). Come dressed in team shirts and enjoy a silent auction and wine toss while registering for the 34th Annual Ladies Fish Off. A mandatory captain’s meeting will take place at 7:45pm.
- May 31: Late registration will take place at Bonefish Mac’s (2002 NE 36th St., Lighthouse Point) on Friday May 31 from 6 to 7:30pm.
- June 1: Tournament day will take place on Saturday June 1. From 6 to 7am there will be a visual check out of Hillsboro Inlet and Port Everglades. Lines drop at 7am. Weigh-in scales will open at the Alsdorf Park Boat Ramp (2974 NE 14th St., Pompano Beach). By 4pm all boats weighing in fish must check in to Hillsboro Inlet.
Cost is $200 per angler. Optional Entry categories are extra. Participants can register online at ladiesfishoff.com
This story was prepared by our Pompano Beach news desk with additional information from various public sources and their websites.
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