June 30, 2010 Virtual Fishing Teams--the tournament may be over but you can still donate
Missed the Bill Poole Memorial Angling Tournament? Don't fret! This year we have a new and exciting way to participate in our Bill Poole Memorial Angling Tournament. We have created a Virtual Fishing Tournament (VFT) where you can start your own team, join an existing team or simply donate to the event . You can then easily tell your family and friends about this event by using our "Tell a Friend" e-mail--and then inspire your friends to do the same. This way, people from all over the country can participate in our tournament even after it is over.
To begin, go to: www.bill-poole-tournament.com and start a Virtual Fishing Team in your name by making any size contribution. Then use the "Tell a Friend" e-mail function to connect people in your social and business circles to the VFT. If you help spread the word, well you know what happens, 10 people get 10 people to get 10 people, and who knows how much we could raise in support of Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute. Even $1 and $5 donations will add up.
All of you have friends you have supported over the years, right? Here’s your chance to ask them to help you. Please help us raise money for this great organization. The top five Team Captains will win this very cool Bill Poole Memorial Angling Tournament T-shirt.
Don’t wait. Start your team today! Happy Virtual Fishing!
Questions, call 619-226-3881
“There are many causes deserving of support, but
no other program has released 1.6 million fish back into the wild.”
********All proceeds go directly to HSWRI white
seabass replenishment program***********
Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute's BillPoole Memorial
is held annually in honor of legendary long-range fishing pioneer and sportsman
Poole who passed away in November 2009.
will feature a wide range of trophy categories including the biggest
white seabass, halibut and yellowtail. There also will be a special
trophy for the angler who releases the most fish. Special prizes will
given for any white seabass captured alive and donated to HSWRI's
stock program. All white seabass heads will be scanned for tags as
of HSWRI’s program to identify hatchery-reared fish from wild
individuals. This will, once again, be a family-oriented, non-money
tournament designed to encourage sportsmanship and ocean awareness.
categories include: Open Division (private boaters), Party Boat
Division, Kayak Division, and Spearfishing Division and Top Fishing Club. All of the
categories offer junior angler awards.
Schedule of Events:
Angling Seminar and Captain's Meeting
7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
HSWRI's Mission Bay Headquarters.
The meeting will
cover final rules, bait availability, and feature expert advice from
some of California's best anglers.
FRIDAY, JULY 29
Lines in 6:00 p.m.
SATURDAY, JULY 30
Lines out 6:00 p.m.
a) All participants must hold proper California and/or Mexican fishing licenses and comply with all relevant rules and regulations. No tournament boundaries apply. Eligible species are halibut, tuna (albacore, bluefin, or yellowfin), yellowtail, and white seabass.
b) Sporting tackle only — circle hooks preferred. All IGFA angling rules apply (visit www.igfa.org for more details).
c) Only one fish per species per angler may be submitted.
d) All fish brought to the dock must be weighed at a landing or other certified scale. Each angler is responsible for filling out and submitting their score sheet found elsewhere in thisprogram or downloaded from the official HSWRI website. All released fish must be similarly documented. Completed score sheets must be faxed to tournament control by 11:59 pm on Saturday (click on official program below for more info).
e) Winners will be determined by weight. Any ties will be decided by a coin flip.
Awards Barbecue Banquet and Silent
11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
HSWRI’s Mission Bay Headquarters
Barbecue is open to everyone and will feature delicious cultured-fish
tacos, prepared on site by local chefs from the Chefs de Cuisine
Association of San Diego, opportunity drawing and silent auction,
of the Institute’s Mission Bay hatchery operations where we raise
California yellowtail and halibut, rockfish, up-close encounters with
some of SeaWorld's adorable animal ambassadors, and more!
Fees: $50 per adult angler, $25 per junior angler under 16 years of age
(entry fee includes admission to Awards BBQ on Sunday).
BBQ tickets available for guests 12 and over at $25 in advance or $30 at
Children 7 to 11 years of age,$10 in advance or
$15 at the door.
is a leading non-profit marine research institute and the world's
leader in white seabass stock replenishment. HSWRI scientists have
developing sustainable aquaculture and fisheries replenishment
to restore wild fish populations and help meet seafood demand for
than 25 years. Since 1983, HSWRI has released more than 1.5 million
juvenile white seabass into California coastal waters. White seabass
populations were at critically low levels when the HSWRI program
Today, thanks in part to HSWRI’s efforts, the white seabass fishery
staged a remarkable recovery and is considered vibrant.
information on the tournament, sponsorship opportunities click on the links below:
Check out the latest tracking update from Dr.
Brent Stewart on Diablo, the Guadalupe fur seal, who was outfitted with a satellite transmitter and then released into the wild on June 10. The
transmitter is used to monitor her travels to obtain scientific
information on where and how long she spends foraging for food in the...
open ocean. If you recall, SeaWorld rescued her near death more than
three months ago and nursed her back to health. She continues to do very
well on her own in the wild and is currently west of the Jasper
Seamount, which is a subsurface oceanic volcano. In less than 2 weeks,
Diablo has traveled more than 350 miles. What do you think about the
progress of this amazing animal?