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2011 Potomac Snakehead Tournament
« on: Aug 19, 2011, 03:19 PM »
Posted on behalf of Robert Fey.  Those that fish Maryland and Virginia, do your part to help out our states waters and get in this tourney.  Make sure you catch and kill your snakeheads.

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Hi folks,

We're pretty excited about this tournament, and would love to see some of you guys out there!  

If there's a better way to get the word out about this tournament than this post, please let me know...  Thanks a lot!

Robert Fey
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PRESS CONTACT: Austin Murphy, Pro-Staffer, Whackfactor Outdoors, LLC ([email protected])


Anglers Combat Snakehead for Prizes at the 2011 Potomac Snakehead Tournament


August 11, 2011, Washington, DC - The 2011 Potomac Snakehead Tournament is open to anyone with a valid Maryland or Virginia Fishing license.  Participants can win cash and prizes for the heaviest fish and overall total weight.  Participants can fish, hook and line or bow fishing, beginning September 2, 2011, at 6 p.m. until September 3, 2011, at 12:30 p.m., anywhere on the tidal Potomac in Maryland or Virginia.  Cost to enter is $40 online registration by September 1, 2011, or $50 day of the tournament.  A percentage of the tournament profits will be donated to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources to help fight invasive species in the Potomac River watershed.  The Tournament is presented by Whackfactor Outdoors, LLC, with sponsorship from Profish and Alewife Baltimore.  


Official tournament events will take place at Smallwood State Park, 2750 Sweden Point Road, Marbury, MD 20658.  All participants must attend the pre-tournament conference at 5 p.m. September 2, 2011.  Guest speakers will include Joseph W. Love, Ph.D. Tidal Bass Manager, Maryland Department of Natural Resources; and Joshua J. Newhard, Fisheries Biologist, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.  Chad Wells, Executive Chef, Alewife, Baltimore, MD, will prepare and present a snakehead tasting from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. on September 3, 2011.


The team at Whackfactor Outdoors created the Potomac Snakehead Tournament to achieve the following goals:
Promote the sport fishing of Snakeheads to reduce the population of these fish in the Potomac and its tributaries.
Raise public awareness of Snakeheads as a high quality, commercially viable, food source.
Support the Maryland Department of Natural Resources in its efforts to combat invasive species throughout the Potomac River watershed.


For full details on this tournament and to register, please visit the Whackfactor Outdoors website at: http://www.WhackfactorOutdoors.com.


For more information on the tournament sponsors, see http://www.profish.com and http://www.alewifebaltimore.com.

 



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