The 85th Annual Sarasota Tarpon Tournament
Kick-Off Banquet Tues., May 5th, at the Hyatt Regency-Sarasota. Fishing Begins Saturday May 9th, and runs through Sunday June 14th, 2015
The Sarasota Tarpon Tournament has been an annual event here in Sarasota since 1930. Not only is this historic Tournament an opportunity to participate in world-class fishing, but it also supports the local community.
To do that, the Tournament partners with a selected non-profit organization annually and donates a portion of the proceeds to that charitable organization.
For an entry fee of just $125, anglers not only compete for an overall winner category, but also, weekly, junior, ladies, ‘most DNA samples collected’ and ‘his & her’ categories.
In 2013, a new rule was added, the angler winning the fly division, as well as the angler with the most registered DNA samples, will be invited to participate in the Fish-Off!
Weekly winners and winners of the two additional categories will all compete in a 2-day Fish-Off weekend to determine overall winner whose name is inscribed on the historic trophy.
If you’re looking to make new friends, have some fun and test your angling skills, come fish with us and yours could be the next name on that trophy.
Tarpon are world-class game fish and are easy to access directly off Sarasota’s beautiful beaches. Described as one of the most exciting fish to catch, tarpon are known for spectacular leaps and determined fights — as a matter of fact, more battles seem to be won by the tarpon rather than the angler, making the reward of catching one momentous!
Entering the “World’s Oldest Tarpon Tournament” makes this ‘game’ even more exciting because anglers not only have the chance to compete against the Silver King, but also, their fellow anglers.