Goals:
  • To promote spirited competition amongst the FPSC members
  • To encourage fellowship and goodwill
  • To foster sportsmanship while practicing conservation of marine resources
Eligibility:

All persons who are current paid members of the FPSC at the time of their catch are eligible to enter their fish. Any fish submitted for entry before dues are paid will be disqualified. Charter captains and commercial fishermen (men and women) are ineligible.

Eligible participants can fish from a boat, head boat, charter boat, bridges, catwalks, wading, and from land, including the beach, jetty and seawalls. Fish must be caught by hook and line (rod and reel or hand line). Fish caught by netting, spearing, or gaffing are ineligible as tournament entries.

Eligible Fish Species:

Amberjack, black sea bass, cobia, dolphin, king mackerel, lane snapper, mangrove snapper, mutton snapper, pompano, spotted seatrout, Spanish mackerel, sheepshead, triggerfish, and wahoo.

Fishing Areas:

Atlantic Ocean:  up to 20 miles offshore between St. Lucie Inlet (south) and the Bethel Buoy (north). Indian River Lagoon: St. Lucie Inlet (south) to Round Island (north).

Tournament Duration:

Fishing can occur 24 hours/day, 7 days/week from 12:00 am on January 1 to 11:59 pm on November 30 during the calendar year.

Reporting Requirements:

Report your catch ASAP to a member of the Fishing Committee via email, fax, phone, or US Mail. Please, do not contact Committee members before 8 AM or after 9 PM. In the event of a tie, the winner will be determined by the fish with the earliest entry time.

Required information to register a catch:

  • Name of the angler and a witness, if possible
  • Date, time and location of catch
  • Total length of the fish in inches (¼ inch increments)
  • Photo of fish with measurement, if possible
  • Fish must be longer than the one listed on the Club’s website

Total length is either the fork length or full length measurement, whichever is required by State and Federal regulations for that species. Fish must meet the minimum regulatory requirements.

Click on the Tournament Reporting Form tab to fill out the Form, then email it to register your catch.

The Fishing Committee:

The Committee will direct all tournament activities. Their decision is final; no appeals. The Club’s website will post the entries as catches are registered.

Committee Members:  Capt. Stan Jarusinski (Chairman), Patty Burgess and Kalani Cairns

Winners:

The FPSC member catching the longest of the eligible species during the calendar year will receive a Certificate of Fishing Achievement award to be presented at the Annual Holiday Dinner in December. The Certificate will be framed and signed by the FPSC President and Fishing Committee Chairman. Shimano rod and reel, Gamakatsu hooks, Spro swivels, American Fishing wire and Hi-Seas fluorocarbon leader and braided line are some of the sponsors willing to contribute prizes to each species winner.

Shimano Award:  Shimano is giving a spinning reel as a Special Award to the winner of the fish judged to be unusually large for the species. To compete for this award, the exact weight of the fish must be weighed by the certified scale at Little Jim Bait & Tackle or White’s Tackle. Entering the weight of the fish is in addition to the required information to register a catch.

Contact Information:

Capt. Stan; 5952 NW Favian Avenue, St. Lucie West, FL 34986-3717; stanman209@yahoo.com;      H: 772-446-4176; F: 772-446-4176; C: 910-340-0813

Patty Burgess @ 772-873-1022

Kalani Cairns @ 772-332-5140; kalani1@bellsouth.net

To download a copy of the Tournament Guidelines, click on the link below:

2017 Annual Species Tournament Guidelines