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Texas Flyfishers 30th
Annual Redfish Rodeo
May 21st, 2016 – ROCKPORT, TEXAS

Use your best fly fishing skills to catch big redfish, trout, drum, flounder, sheepshead, tarpon, etc. for an excellent chance to win one of the many wonderful awards to be presented at the event. This is an honor tournament so no need to kill anything but photos and measurements are required.

Prizes will be awarded for: (One award per contestant only)

1. Longest Redfish
2. Most total inches – Redfish
3. Longest Non-Redfish (Must be Gamefish)
4. Longest Non-Gamefish (yes mullet, hardheads, and skipjack count)
5. Donation of $500 to Charity of Club’s choice for Longest Combined Stringer (5 gamefish)

Friday May 20th 2016 – 6:00 PM: Meet at Swan Point Landing (1723 Cherry Street, Suite 4
Rockport, TX 78382) for late registration and for Captains meeting explaining rules and define Charity donation. We will have a lecture by Capt. Billy Trimble. Afterwards, head over to tournament HQ at The Lighthouse Inn (200 S Fulton Beach Rd. Rockport, TX 78382). The restaurant will have dinner available for purchase.

Saturday May 21st 2016 – 6:35 AM: Meet up with your friends, grab some coffee on your way to one of the marina ramps in the Rockport/Aransas Pass Area and head on out. Tournament ends at 4:00 PM.

We will be beginning the check–in at 4:30 PM and you must be at the Tournament HQ (Lighthouse Inn Banquet Room) by no later than 5:30 PM to officially enter your catch.

Saturday night at 6:00 PM, we’ll be getting the social scene started enjoying some cold beverages (BYOB), serving dinner, presenting awards, and generally having a great time until late into the evening. Kevin Townsend will be our guest speaker.

$25 Entry Fee per fly fisher
Please RSVP to MFQuigley@yahoo.com

The Redfish Rodeo will be headquartered at the historic Lighthouse Inn. Guests enjoy a delicious and complimentary buffet breakfast and the Palm Room, a full service restaurant. Look no further than the Palm Room bar for your favorite libation. Unwind after a day of flyfishing and enjoy the sea breezes at the pool and lounge area. In addition take advantage of the private courtyard and lighted fishing pier. The awards presentation and dinner will be held in the hotel in the hotel banquet room.
We have a block of rooms reserved including King Suites on the bay or the pool as well as rooms with two queen beds. Rates range from $89 for the pool view double queen rooms, $119 for the King Suites on the pool (these rooms have a sleeper sofa in the living area) and King Suites on the bay for $209. These rates include breakfast which will be available prior to our departure for the days fishing activities. Reservations should be made directly with the hotel, mention the Texas Flyfishers to get the discounted rates. Availability is limited and rooms must be reserved by April 20 or they will be released.

Sponsored by our friends at:
Bayou City Angler of Houston http://www.bayoucityangler.com/
Swan Point Landing of Rockport http://www.swanpointlandingflyshop.net/

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