Thu, May 02|
Suncoast Kingfish Classic Fishing Tournament
Be a part of the solution in the fishing industry and participate in the Trash Trophy category or monofilament tube program at the upcoming Suncoast Fishing Tournament
Time & Location
May 02, 2024, 4:00 PM – May 04, 2024, 4:00 PM
Tiki Docks, 3769 50th Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33711, USA
About the Event
March 2 - Captains Meeting
March 4 - Fishing Tournament & Weigh In
To register for the tournament visit https://www.suncoastkingfishclassic.com
Weigh in starting at 3 pm,
Please visit the Water Warrior Alliance table at the Suncoast Kingfish Classic Tournament and learn how we are working with the tournament to try and reduce the amount of monofilament line that gets tossed in the ocean during fishing tournaments.
The monofilament line never degrades and keeps catching fish, mammals, seabirds, and turtles. Its negative impact on the marine ecosystem is forever.
We will be donating 100 monofilament collection tubes to the captain’s buckets. During the tournament, we are asking captains and crew to drop their discarded lines into the tubes and bring them to our table. Once we receive their tubes, they will get a raffle ticket and a chance to win a gift basket worth $500.
The Water Warrior Alliance volunteers will empty the tubes and give them back to the Captains, throughout the tournament. We hope they continue the practice of ocean conservation on all of their future charters and fishing trips.
The Water Warrior Alliance plans to upcycle as much marine debris as possible. We will utilize the recycled monofilament to make .925 Sterling Silver custom hook charms tied into the upcycled monofilament bracelets. These “invisible” bracelets will be sold for $40 each to generate funds that support our mission of reducing plastic pollution.
Be a part of the solution to plastic pollution.
If you are interested in donating your empty plastic tennis tubes to be upcycled for the Suncoast Kingfish Classic Fishing Tournament, please drop them off at the St. Pete Tennis Club, 650 18th Avenue South.
For information on volunteering or for general information contact:
Jenna Byrne President/Founder Water Warrior Alliance