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Fish36 kicks off June 2

May 30, 2018
By ED FRANKS (efranks@breezenewspapers.com) , FL Guide

This Saturday, June 2. Southwest Florida's most unique fishing event for professional and non-professional anglers will begin at the German American Social Club of Cape Coral. The contest will run for the next 7 days, until June 9.

"In a nutshell you'll spend seven days of fishing with friends and win raffle prizes for taking pictures of fish you catch," organizer Jim Griffiths said. "You're turned loose on Saturday morning June 2 with a list of 36 species of fish that can be caught in our local waters."

The seven-day event is hosted by Nautical Mile Maga-zine, owned by Bokeelia resident Jim Griffiths.

"You're given items that must appear in photos to show you caught the fish that week, and you'll get bonus tickets if a kid appears in at least half of your photos showing you took a kid fishing," Griffiths said.

Fish with a team, family and/or friends, and catch as many different species of fish as you can in a week. Fish where you like, with who you like, for an hour or all week long.

Entry fees are only $100 per team to participate with an estimated $30,000 in raffle prizes.

"Put as many people on a team as you like, but know that you'll be sharing your winnings with your team," Griffiths said. "The fewer amount of people on a team, the more you can win individually. A raffle of this size takes a while so we make custom raffle tickets with your team number on them to speed things up. Event day is so exciting that even younger kids don't get bored."

Why sponsor any event?

"An event's cause is as important as your return on investment," Griffiths said. "For the last couple years I've volunteered in high school business classes designed around encouraging kids to understand the facets of a business. I'm currently working with a few kids that want to develop presentation skills and they'll be hosting this years event. They'll be making the announcements and running the prize raffle, and basically controlling a room of 500+ people! This year's Fish36 is funding the foundation for this project.

"The Fish36 is a unique annual fishing event for professional and non-professional anglers - anglers who come together for a memorable week on the water while helping to develop entrepreneurial skills in our youth."

Some of the presenting sponsors are Fort Myers Marine, Diversified Yacht Services, Barnacle's Restaurant, Captain Rob's Bait & Tackle, TowBoatUS of Lee County, Lee County Sheriff's Office and Roger Dean Chevrolet.

For additional information, visit: www.fish36.org/

 
 

 

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