Fishing Tournament Benefits Nazareth Academy
The 11th annual Readin’-Ritin’-Reelin’ Fishing Tournament is set for Aug. 2- 3 at the Port O’Connor Community Center. The Victoria Advocate reports registration for the event will begin at 5:30 p.m. Friday evening and is $60 per person. This includes a cap as well as a meal ticket for Friday night’s all-you-can-eat barbecue and trimmings as well as all-you-can-eat fried fish Saturday night.
Fishing begins 5:30 a.m. Saturday with weigh-in that evening between 3:30-5:30 p.m. There is a limit of six persons per boat, not to exceed four persons 16 or older. Kids under the age of 16 may fish free on a team with each boat representing an individual team.
The tournament, sponsored by the Holy Family Knights of Columbus Council No. 9088, has raised close to half a million dollars since its inception. Proceeds benefit Nazareth Academy and in previous years have gone toward the purchase of computers, smart boards, classroom supplies and the athletic program.
Trophies will be presented to the fisherman or woman with the largest Redfish and largest trout. Additionally, a trophy will be awarded to an individual female, individual child and Knight of Columbus who catch the largest fish. Pot entry rules can be found on the school website, nazarethacademy.org. Door prizes, cash prizes, live auction and a gun raffle round out the activities of the event.
For more information, call Scott Smejkal at 361-655-2658 or George Wenzel at 361-649-7707.