Fillet & Release


The fun fishing tournament that supports Hope Hospice is returning to Matanzas on the Bay next weekend! Fillet & Release for Hospice Fishing Tournament will hold a Captain’s Meeting on Friday, September 23, 2016 at 6:30pm at Bahama Breeze. The next morning, September 24th, there will be a shotgun start at 7am with a weigh-in ceremony at Matanzas Inn at 3pm. A raffle to raise funds for Hope Hospice will include donated items from area businesses. Registered anglers will be able to enjoy the dinner and awards ceremony. Other guests may purchase a meal for $10. Entry frees are $350/team with a maximum of 4 anglers per boat. Last year’s payout was over $17,000!

Fillet & Release Fishing Tournament , fish tale marina, fort myers beachLast year’s Fillet & Release broke records for both participants (106 boats) and donations. Over $24,000 was raised for Hope Hospice at the 2015 event. Amy Andrew, event coordinator for the annual Fillet and Release Fishing Tournament said, “We are so grateful for our wonderful host, Matanzas on the Bay, for continuing to hold our yearly tournament, and the local community for coming together to support the mission of Hope Hospice.”

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