Fishing contest is sponsored by family of missing Tequesta teen

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Austin Stephanos and his father Blu Stephanos (Photo provided)

Registration is open for the first fishing tournament to be held by the AustinBlu Foundation to help to teach people about boating safety.

The Aug. 5 tournament at the River Center in Jupiter will include two competitions running side by side to better accommodate all anglers.

The tournament will benefit the AustinBlu Foundation, formed in 2015 to promote boating safety.

Austin Stephanos and Perry Cohen left the Jupiter Inlet in a boat on July 24, 2015. The two 14-year-olds never returned

In the Release competition, anglers will receive points for the number/species of fish caught, photographed, and released.  To receive points, anglers must submit acceptable photographs of their catches with an identifying tournament logo (shirt, bracelet or lanyard).

Tournament logo gear will be handed out at the Captain’s Meeting on August 4.

For tournament information, rules and regulations, click here.

Release competition prizes will be awarded to anglers based on age categories.

In the Harvest competition, anglers will bring their harvested catch to the River Center for measurement of the fish.  Harvest Competition prizes will be awarded for the heaviest fish in each category regardless of the angler’s age.

The tournament is a family-friendly fishing tournament encouraging individual, parent/child or family teams structured so that anglers can fish from land or sea meaning there is something for everyone.

 

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