Tarpon Tournament ends with big catch and big donation


Tarpon Tournament ends with big catch and big donation


Date: July 23, 2013
by: Yaryna Klimchak | Community Editor



The 83rd Annual Tarpon Tournament presented Suncoast Charities for Children with a check July 20, for $10,001 at the Hyatt Regency at its awards ceremony.

Anglers cast their lines May 18 to June 23 in hopes of catching a silver king of the sea at the 83rd Annual Tarpon Tournament. This year's contribution surpassed last year’s donation of $7,500.

The grand prize was  $1,000 cash; two tarpon spinning rods and reels from Economy Tackle; signed limited-edition print of Brendan Coudal’s tarpon artwork; and an engraved plaque. First place went to Tom Goshorn who caught a tarpon with a 34-inch girth during the Fish Off June 29. Goshorn was the only angler to catch a tarpon that day.

Overall winners

First Place — Tom Goshorn
Second place — Rick Redd
Third place — Dave Robinson
Fourth place — David Sugar
Fifth place — Donnie King
Sixth place — Greg Peterson
Seventh place — Jeremiah Acevedo

Ladies Division

Kim Redd caught a tarpon with a girth of 42 inches.
Danielle DeSilvestro caught a tarpon with a girth of 35 inches.

His and Hers Division

Rick and Kim Redd with a combined total of 85 inches

Most Releases

David Sugar, 9
Jeremiah Acevedo, 8

Fly Division

Greg Peterson 34.5-inch girth
David Collins 6.5-inch girth

Youth Leader

Tyler DeSilvestro, 35-inch girth
Max Sugar, 30-inch girth
Landon Forde, 24.6-inch girth

Contact Yaryna Klimchak at yklimchak@yourobserver.com 


History of the tournament

Our Town: First Catch


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