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First Annual Striped Bass Fishing Tournament
First Annual Striped Bass Fishing Tournament

The Biddeford-Saco Chamber of Commerce & Industry will host its First Annual Striped Bass Fishing Tournament on Saturday June 11, 2011 from 5 am to 4 pm.  The cost of participation is $10 for under 18 years of age and $25 for 18 and older.  Fishing is open to the coastal waters of Saco Bay, Biddeford Pool and the entire Saco River.  Weigh and measuring stations will be set up at Marblehead Boat Launch in Biddeford and the Camp Ellis Fish Pier floats.  The Chamber encourages participants to bring children fishing and expose them to the great opportunities to be found on the Saco River and surrounding coastal waters.  Categories have been established for fishing aboard boats as well as from the shore so that everyone has a chance to participate. Prizes will be awarded in several categories.

Every participants aged 16 and older must register for a Maine Recreational Saltwater Fishing Registry and Striped Bass Endorsement.  (www.maine.gov/dmr/index.htm )  The total cost for this registry and endorsement is $7.00)

Bad weather date will be June 12.  Pre-Registration is encouraged.  The Chamber will hang posters with registration forms around the Community and you can also print off a registration form.

50% of the proceeds will go to the Aaron Drisko Memorial Scholarship Fund administered by the Chamber.

For more information call the Chamber @ 282-1567.  We are looking for Volunteers to help with a variety of activities during the day of the event.  All volunteers should call and let us know your availability.