Reposting here from the Kayak Forum:
As many of you know, two young men drowned over the weekend while fishing on the Trinity River in Fort Worth. Though they were active bank fishermen as well as active members of our DFW Kayak Fishing community. They leave behind young families and we want to come together as a brotherhood/sisterhood to help those families out.
So there will be a Benefit Tournament and a raffle on Sunday, 8/14 with all proceeds going to the families of the two DFW fishing brothers. Full details on Facebook at this link: Facebook Event Page
Some seriously great prizes have been donated to this cause so far so please check it out.
Rules and info:
-Meeting at Panther Island in the lot next to the Henderson Street Bridge in Fort Worth
-$25 to participate
-Raffle Tickets may be purchased 1 for $5 3 for $10
-vessels must have a 360 light
-pfds must be worn at all times if fishing from a vessel, no exceptions!!!
-You may use any legal human powered vessel (kayak,canoe, float tube, sup)
-You may also bank fish***If bank fishing you must not fish from the beach area around panther island pavilion out of respect for other events (swimmers, sunday funday, etc.)
-Prizes will be awarded for top finisher 1-3 and big bass
-Scoring will be by catch-photo-release (cpr)
-You must use a "Hawg Trough" measuring device!! They can be purchased at Backwoods, Anglers Pro Tackle, Mariner Sails, Cabelas, etc. If you can't come up with one find a partner and share, or we'll come up with one for you!!
-Total length of best 5 fish will be your score
-Only black bass species will be scored (largemouth, spot,etc.)
-Each contestant will have a scorecard which must be submitted back at the registration site no later than 1 pm.
-You may fish anywhere on the Trinity River and it's tributaries inside the 820 loop of fort worth.
-tournament directors will review score cards and verify those that may qualify for a top place finish
-If pic isn't clearly visible the tournament directors reserve the right to disqualify that catch
-take a lot of pics and take good ones
Prizes are as follows:
1st place: Vibe Skipjack Kayak courtesy of Cowtown Kayaks
2nd place: G-Rod Graphene fishing rod
3rd place: Lure packages from Clear Fork Custom Jigs/Rio Bait co
Big Bass: Vibe skip Jack Kayak Courtesty of Cowtown Kayaks
Huge Raffle Items: Total Value exceeding $1500. (guided fly fishing trips, rods, pfds, autographer nfl jersery's, & more)