Recreational Fishing Alliance Delaware Fishing Tournament Set for August 21

August 4, 2004

The inaugural Recreational Fishing Alliance (RFA) Delaware Fishing Tournament has been scheduled from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, August 21. All are welcome to enter in one of the three age categories: nine and under, ten to 14 and 15 to adult. Registration is $20 per adult and
includes an RFA T-shirt. Awards will be given in both boat and surf divisions for the largest bluefish, croaker and flounder. "Kids 14 and under fish for free" notes Andy Dehel, State Chairman of the Delaware Chapter of the Recreational Fishing Alliance, "when accompanied by a registered adult angler." Registration forms are available at area tackle stores and online at the RFA-DE website:

Prizes include money, merchandise and trophies from area tackle shops, restaurants and organizations. Tournament sponsors are Cedar Creek Marina, Taylor Marine Center, Rattle and Reel Bait and Tackle and Lewes Harbour Marina. Donors include National RFA, the Fisherman Magazine, Eastern Marine, West Marine, Cedar Creek Marina, Meding and Son Restaurant,
Goodyear of Newark, Delaware Per Sitting Service and more. Ten children rod and reel combos have been donated by Kurt Fetterman, Bay to Bay Expo. In addition, Delaware Business Systems will present a trophy to the youths 14 and under with the heaviest fish overall in both the boat and surf divisions.

Weigh-In-Stations include Cedar Creek Marina in Milford, Lewes Harbour Marina on Anglers Road, Henlopen Bait and Tackle, 1622 Savannah Road in Lewes and Rattle and Reel, #6 Leisure Retail Center in Long Neck.

Sign-in or mail entries to Cedar Creek Marina, 100 Marina Lane, Milford, DE 19963 Attn: Marvin Kahl. To find Cedar Creek Marina take Route 1 to Rt. 36 east, proceed 4.5 miles to Marina Lane and turn left to Cedar Creek Marina. All entrants must attend the Angler's Meeting at Cedar Creek
Marina on Friday, August 20th, 6:30 p.m. All registration must be received by the end of the meeting. If an entrant cannot make it to the Angler's Meeting, it is his/her sole responsibility to call for updates on the rules.

Weigh-ins will end at 5 p.m. Saturday evenings, with awards to be presented at 6 p.m. at Cedar Creek Marina. Food and refreshments will be available. All proceeds support projects that will benefit Delaware Recreational Fishermen, such as the Delaware Freedom to Fish Act. For
details or directions, call Marvin Kahl at the tournament Hotline 302-422-2040 or call Andy Dehel at 302-540-4437 or 302-453-1992.

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