The Conservancy of Southwest Florida will be holding the 27th annual RedSnook Catch & Release Charity Fishing Tournament October 24 and 25 to benefit the Conservancy’s commitment to water quality protection, as well as preservation and enhancement of local fisheries.
In light of the pandemic, the traditional in-person Friday Night Kickoff Party will not be held. Instead, an online silent auction will be available the week before the tournament. Contactless angler bucket and measuring devices will be available for participants to pick up by appointment on October 22–23 at the Conservancy Nature Center. A virtual award ceremony will be held at 7:30 PM on October 25.
“The Conservancy is proud to partner with local anglers and guides to help protect our waterways, which are critically important in our region’s ecosystem,” said Rob Moher, Conservancy of Southwest Florida president and CEO. “Supporting the Conservancy’s RedSnook Tournament supports Southwest Florida, now and in the future.”
Presenting sponsor is Benjamin F. Edwards & Co. Supporting sponsors include RGM Capital, Tompkins Family, Oliver Rodgers Photography, Newbury North Associates, Davidson Engineering, Sticky Holsters, Kukk Architecture & Design, P.A., and Surf & Turf Custom.
Over the years, funds raised at the RedSnook Catch & Release Charity Tournament have helped support the Conservancy’s water quality work in several ways, including:
- Providing assistance and expertise to water quality projects at the local, state and federal level.
- Creating the “Estuaries Report Card,” which rates the condition of our region’s vital waters.
- Working to limit the amount of pollution from the north that enters Southwest Florida’s water.
- Researching and monitoring juvenile gamefish habitats.
- Helping to restore the Western Everglades and Ten Thousand Islands.
- Working to protect the Ten Thousand Islands, Big Cypress, Estero Bay, the Cocohatchee Slough and the Caloosahatchee River.
For information on sponsorship and registration, visit conservancy.org/events/redsnook.