It’s almost time for the Fernandina Beach Fishing Rodeo!

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm
Reporter – News Analyst
July 13, 2021

The Fernandina Beach Fishing Rodeo will continue it’s Southern Kingfish Association tournament tradition while again offering a family oriented tournament with four species of offshore and four species of backwater game fish targeted for cash awards.  For complete details and to register, visit their website:

The 38th Fernandina Beach Fishing Rodeo presented by the Nassau Sport Fishing Association will be held Saturday, July 31, 2021 at the Fernandina Harbor Marina. It is sanctioned by the Southern Kingfish Association as part of their 2021 Tournament Trail national championship series. There is a Kingfish Division and an In/Off Shore Division for 8 different species. Every entrant can fish one or both divisions. Check the rules and schedule out at : FBFR Rules

Truly something for every angler to shoot for will be on the bill this year. All entry fees are considered as donations to the NSFA.

Online tournament registrations are encouraged but checks will be accepted. We will need 5 days to process a check if it is mailed in so send them early to receive your early registration fee rate.. Live registration will be available on Friday evening 30-July from 3pm – 8pm. There will be a mandatory captains meeting Friday at 7PM. Our weigh-in of all the fish caught happens from 2:00 PM until 5:00 PM Saturday afternoon 31-July.
Awards presentations will be Saturday evening at 7PM and we will post results on line and mail winning checks to the captains not present.

Please note that should weather conditions force a postponement, Sunday, August 1, 2021 is our rain date.

So make your plans, get registered and we will see you there !!