Be part of the coolest fishing event around!
About this Event
Be part of the coolest fishing event around! Fish from the shore, a boat or kayak, or from the pier - you just can't "fish" from the seafood market! First, Second and Third place prizes will be awarded in open, kayak and junior divisions. You can only win one prize in each division for your best fish. If you are a kayaker, you can enter the open division or the kayak division, or both. If you enter both, you can win in both divisions with different fish. You can not switch fish from one division to the next after weighing them in.
Weigh in is at Juana's Pagodas on Navarre Beach Causeway and scales open at 1 p.m. and close promptly at 4 p.m. on both days. Junior anglers twelve and under can compete in the Junior Division for FREE with a registered adult angler. Up to two Jr.'s per adult. Jr. Anglers do not receive a t-shirt - even though Eventbrite will ask for their sizes. We couldn't turn it on for some and off for others.
Weigh master-Robert Turpin, Marine Resources Manager, Escambia County
Robert Turpin is native coastal NW Florida. Robert is a graduate of University of West Florida and has been the Escambia County Marine Resource Division Manager since 2000. Marine Resource Division Programs include: Waterway Management, Waterway Access, Artificial Reefs and Special Projects. Robert specializes in artificial reef construction, and has deployed 170,000 tons of artificial reefs for Escambia County, including the world's largest artificial reef: decommissioned aircraft carrier USS Oriskany. Special Projects include Education and Outreach activities, internship opportunities, Coastal Cleanups, fishing tournaments and Kids Fishing Clinics.
Our scales have been certified, therefore we are able to verify any IGFA record fish. Angler is responsible for determining potential eligibility and requesting certification.
Proceeds from this event will benefit the Navarre Beach Area Chamber Foundation.
Captain's bags will have goodies that all will enjoy. Stay tuned for updates.
www.navarrefishingrodeo.com and https://www.facebook.com/navarrefishingrodeo
ALL DECISIONS OF THE RODEO RULES COMMITTEE WILL BE FINAL.
Hold Harmless: It is expressly understood that all registered participants and nonregistered enter at their own risk. Further, each registered and non-registered participant on behalf of other family members and/or executors agrees to release and hold harmless the tournament officials, sponsors, the county of Santa Rosa County, and all other persons connected directly or indirectly with operation of said tournament from any liability for libel, slander, loss, damage, negligence, harm, injury, or death suffered by any participant, entrant, sport fishermen, their companions, boat captains, mates, crew members, vessels and equipment which may occur during the tournament.
Minors: Parents of legal guardians of anglers who are under the age of 18 and competing in the Rodeo, must review all of the rules and regulations governing the tournament and sign on behalf of their child.
Protests: Any protest made must be made in writing, accompanied by a $300 protest fee, and in the hands of the Tournament Committee prior to 5:30 pm on the tournament day. All decisions and ruling by the Tournament Committee decisions regarding any protests are final and binding. All participants and boats shall exercise good sportsmanship and courtesy (whether at dock, underway or fishing) or may be subject to disqualification without refund. All decisions will rest with the Tournament Committee and such decisions will be final. The Tournament Committee reserves the right to reject any registration, for any reason.
Rules may change slightly if discrepancies are found prior to tournament. Any changes to the rules posted here will be posted online. Registered anglers will be sent an email with the rules attached two days prior to the event.