There’s still time to participate in the Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) S*T*A*R fishing tournament, the largest fishing competition in Florida! The tournament began Memorial Day weekend and ends on Labor Day, Sept. 2.

Fishing SunsetPrizes and scholarships are valued at nearly $500,000, and there are 17 divisions and 11 species, so every kind of angler—youth, women, novice, hard core, inshore and offshore—will find a perfect division in which to fish. Even non-fisherpersons can participate and win something by picking up and disposing of garbage in and around our coastal waters.

 If you catch the first tagged dolphin, you could win $10,000 in cash or scholarship.

Since the Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach Visitor & Convention Bureau is a sponsor, there were eight tagged redfish released in our waters, as opposed to the usual four, and an Englewood angler has already won a boat!

Visit for details and to register and for updates and great images from the tournament.