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Ladies Fish-Off Set for June 1-4, 2017

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Over 200 lady anglers are expected to compete in the 32nd Annual Ladies Fish-Off, where weigh-in will take place between 3-5 pm on Saturday June 3 at the Sands Harbor Resort & Marina in Pompano Beach, Florida.

“The other local tournaments are open to men and woman and with a few exceptions the men usually grab the rod first,” says organizer Mike Leach. “In our event, the boys are welcome to be on the boat and help, but they can’t touch the rod. Some of our anglers have told me that this is the only time in the year where they get to do the catching instead of the cheerleading. A few of our anglers are seasoned pros, but most are not, and seeing the smiles at weigh-in on the faces of someone who probably just caught the biggest fish of their life is better than catching it yourself.  In addition, from a personal standpoint, I cannot tell you how great it is to present checks to our outstanding charities, the Ronald McDonald House Charities of South Florida and the Billfish Foundation in amounts totaling over $430,000.00 each year and over $600,000.00 in the last 31 years.”

Festivities include a kickoff party, registration, captains meeting and silent auction on June 1, followed by an Awards Brunch on June 4. www.ladiesfishoff.com

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Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands based marine writer and registered dietitian.

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