The 6th Annual Hinesville Rotary Club Fishing Tournament supported good causes and paid out some prizes to anglers.
Presented by Lance’s Concrete and held at the Sunbury Crab Company, the tourney raised money for scholarships, speech competitions and the MAP International/Diversity Health Clinic “Saving Lives with Medicine” partnership.
Proceeds also go toward projects like storm drains Rotarians mark each year to show which carry storm water and run-off to Peacock Creek and the North Newport River.
“We paid out a total of $5,200 in cash prizes,” said Jack Standard, Rotary member and chair of the fishing tournament. “In each of the two categories, we paid $950 to first place, $450 to second place and $200 to third place. We had 35 boats in the tournament, and we paid out nearly $6,500 in cash prizes and raffles that were awarded.”
When all the scores were tallied, fishermen and the families gathered downstairs at the Sunbury Crab Company for awards and door prizes. The rules for the event allowed each team to turn in their four largest trout and two redfish.
Entertainment was sponsored by Harris Ace Hardware and featured a performance by the Chuck Courtenay Band. With a Captain’s Dinner held on Friday, October 4th hosted by Adam Herndon State Farm the anglers were able to come out, socialize, finalize the rules and prepare for the tournament the next day.
Other sponsors included: SNF; Marshland Credit Union; Ameris Bank; Low Country Turf & Ornamental; The Heritage Bank; Explore Liberty; GeoVista Credit Union; TR Long Engineering; Georgia Power; The Shanken Team, Coldwell Banker Holtzman, Realtors and Leigh Smiley, Coldwell Banker Holtzman, Realtors.
1. Outsiders (Ryan Deloach, Ashley Thompson, Tyler Robbins, Brian Hodges) - $950
2. EZN Around (Brandon Simmons, Tyler Dean, Randy Williams, Maddox Simmons) - $450
3. Saw Dust (Eric Morgan, Travis Wells, Russ Mitchum, Greg Osden, Owen Osden) - $200
1. Max Effort (Chris Eason, Steven Rearly, Cameron Eason, Seth Struble) - $950
2. Scandalous Too (Lance Mueller, John Rogers) - $450
3. Outsiders (Ryan Deloach, Ashley Thompson, Tyler Robbins, Brian Hodges) - $200
Lady Angler: Meghan Boatright- $150
Junior Angler: Cameron Eason- $150
Trout Calcutta: Outsiders (Ryan Deloach, Ashley Thompson, Tyler Robbins, Brian Hodges) - $595
Redfish Calcutta: Max Effort (Chris Eason, Steven Rearly, Cameron Eason, Seth Struble) - $680
Flounder Calcutta: Saw Dust (Eric Morgan, Travis Wells, Russ Mitchum, Greg Osden, Owen Osden) - $425