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Benefit fishing tourney set for Saturday

POSTED: May 16, 2014 10:28 a.m.

The third annual Fishin’ for a Cure panfish stringer tournament will take place Saturday in Long County.
The tourney is put on by the Long County Sheriff’s Office and the Department of Public Safety Motor Carrier Compliance Division. Last year, the tournament presented three local youths with checks for $10,000 to help fight the diseases they have. According to Long County Sheriff Craig Nobles, Aubree Rhoden, Daniel Jacobs, Derek Gibson and Oren Arnold will receive donations this year.
The tournament begins at sunrise Saturday and will last all day on the Altamaha River. Weigh-in for the catches will take place at 6 p.m. at Nobles Cabin, which is between Moody’s Camp and Adamson’s Fish Camp. Panfish stringers like bluegill, red breast, crappie and sunfish shell cracker will be eligible for entry. No bass, catfish or private-pond fish will be allowed.
Cash prizes will be given out for the three largest catches. First place receives $500, second place receives $300, and third place gets $150.  Entry for the event is $50 per boat, with a limit of two anglers in each boat.
A free kids’ fishing tournament for those anglers under the age of 13 also will be held, with prizes given out.
After the weigh-in and presentation of prizes, a meal will be provided to all participants and sponsors.
For more information, call 912-237-3825.

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