Photo Gallery | Annual Kids Win Fishing Tournament a Success

On September 17, 2011, Browns Creek Fish Camp held its annual Kids Win Fishing Tournament. With an astounding 173 registered Children fishing, we'd have to say that our Annual Kids Win Fishing Tournament was an amazing success!

Kids were lined up, waiting to register by 6:30 AM. 7:00, registration opened and the line never died down until around 8:30. At 8:15, Captain Don put on a great and informative Hook The Future kids fishing clinic.... with fishing poles being given away to the first 125 registered kids (thank you, fishfloridatag.org)! At 9:00, lines hit the water.

EVERY CHILD received a captain's bag FULL of great goodies. Hats, lures, silly bands, artificial bait, leader wire, awesome Kids Win T-shirts ... the shirts were a BIG hit! They were crisp and white, UNTIL the Hawaiian Ice showed up... suddenly, all the kids were wearing tie--dye shirts!

In addition, we had FANTASTIC funnel cakes and lemonade!

Off the bat, we had everything from catfish, stingrays, trout, toadfish... you name it, reeled in. Most every child had the opportunity to weigh each fish and have it counted toward their total aggregate. AND THEY WEIGHED IN EVERY FISH! Each dock pro was armed with a handheld scale. All the weigh ins went super smooth and the smiles on the kids faces were priceless!

The biggest fish of the day was caught by Bryce... a nice flounder, weighing in at 1 lb 13 oz!

The Tournament was MC'd by the great Don Dingman, with Hook the Future, (THANK YOU)! Don's better known for his TV show and superior guide service, but took time out to spend the day with us and keep the main weigh station rocking! He gave away over 100 door prizes, graciously donated by our amazing sponsors and announced the BIG catches of the day.

Lunch and the use of an awesome smoker was donated by Toby's BBQ (thank you, Robert!), and cooked to perfection by our GREAT cook crew... YUMMY! (Thanks, Guys!) Every kid (and adult) enjoyed a delicious lunch of hamburgers, hot dogs, chips and loads of drinks... this was the quietest time of the entire day. You know what they say, "Don't complain with your mouth full!"

As a side activity, this year, we had a 20' inflatable slide! The kids (and most Adults) had an absolute blast, racing each other to the bottom. Lisa and Marianne did a great job, keeping the slide safe and the kids smiling! Also, Catty Shack Ranch brought out Hercules… a white Siberian Tiger! AWESOME! But, back to fishing!

We wouldn't have been able to pull this all together without our generous Volunteers! We want to thank each and every one of them for their generous giving of their time and talent! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Thank you also, to the FWC, who had on-site representation all day! The kids loved their new FWC coloring books and fish ID charts!

The day wrapped up with the awards ceremony and us giving away even more awesome prizes donated by our sponsors. Also, 12 lucky kids earned really cool trophies! THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS! THE PRIZE STRUCTURE WAS SO AWESOME... each winning child won a CA$H prize, plus an arm FULL of gear!

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