Beach ‘N Boards Fest Paddle Board Catch & Release Tournament

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Paddleboarder fighting Fish

All proceeds support the Anglers for Conservation

Saturday, March 12th paddle-board anglers will be heading to Cocoa Beach’s Thousand Islands area to fish the shallow grass flats and mangrove lining islands of the Banana River Lagoon. Competing for over $1000 in prize-money these anglers will be targeting sea trout, snook, tarpon, sheepshead red and black drum.

The popularity of the area has budded during the past twenty years, attracting various internationally recognized television fishing celebrities here to film shows of them fishing the area’s very fishy waters with local shallow-water guides.

Renowned for its numerous wind-protected coves, skinny mangrove-lined creeks and bays; the area is only accessible to those light-tackle anglers willing to paddle into fish. The vast majority of the Thousand Islands area is zoned slow or idle speed to restrict boaters’ speed and better protect the numerous West Indies Manatee frequenting the area.

“Beach ‘N Boards Fest is the nation’s premiere active lifestyle Spring Break event, and we are very excited to partner with Salt Life and Life Proof to make this SUP fishing tournament happen,” said event director Mitch Varnes.

There will be free food, and drinks, and also door prizes by Go-Pro and Ron Jon the day of the event, along with fishing demonstrations by local experts. Each participating angler will receive a fishing tackle bag stuffed with goodies.  Cost is $25.00.

All Proceeds go to the Anglers for Conservation

Registration and other event information for the Beach ‘N Boards Fest SUP Catch & Release Tournament can be found at

Also for more information, you can contact Tournament Director Rodney Smith

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