ISLAMORADA, Florida Keys — The Poor Girls Billfish Tournament, a large regional charity competition, is set for Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 5-6, at Postcard Inn Beach Resort & Marina, mile marker 84 oceanside in Islamorada.
With a decades-long history of being a low-entry-fee competition, the event traditionally attracts more than 200 female anglers.
The charitable tournament offers 10 trophies including those recognizing first-, second- and third-place teams, grand champion and runner-up grand champion anglers, and anglers who score the largest dolphin, kingfish and tuna.
The kick-off party and captains meeting are set for Tuesday, Feb. 5, at 5:30 p.m.
Fishing is to begin at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6. Lines-out is set for 3 p.m. and all entrants are to be back at the dock by 5 p.m.
The tournament awards banquet is planned for 6 p.m.
Proceeds support the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital and Casting for Cats, a nonprofit volunteer group that cares for feral felines in the Upper Keys.
Entry fee is $125 per angler including the kick-off party and awards banquet. Additional social tickets are available for $15 per person for Tuesday’s event and $20 per person for Wednesday’s.
Event information: Sharon Ellenwood at 305-393-6174 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Islamorada visitor information: www.fla-keys.com/islamorada or 800-FAB-KEYS
Keys fishing information: www.fla-keys.com/fishing
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