Great Tournament! Expanded format includes White Seabass, Halibut, Yellowtail, Albacore, Bluefin Tuna and Yellowfin Tuna! All
proceeds go directly to HSWRI's white seabass replenishment program.
Great Awards Banquet! At Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute's Mission Bay beautiful bayside headquarters!
Great Prizes! Categories include: A. High Private Boat Angler, B. High Sport Boat Angler, C. High Kayak Angler, D. High Spearfishing Angler, E. High Junior Angler and F. High Tournament Angler. NOTE: Anglers may submit
one fish per eligible species (see above). The heaviest single fish will
determine the winner in Categories A through E (ties will be decided by a coin
flip). The heaviest combined weight (one fish from each eligible species) will
decide the winner in Category F. This is a non-monetary event. Winners will receive a beautiful, hand-carved Circle Hook by David Wirth (see photo below):
Congratulations to our 2011 Honorees
Don Hansen ~ Bill Poole Memorial Award
Jock Albright ~ Milt Shedd Memorial Award
S c h e d u l e o f E v e n t s
ANGLING SEMINAR AND CAPTAIN'S MEETING
Thursday, July 28
7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Shedd Auditorium ~ HSWRI's Mission Bay Headquarters
The meeting will cover final rules, bait availability, and feature expert advice from some of California's best anglers including Carl Schmidt and "Rock Cod" Rick Maxa of Let's Talk Hookup!
Lines In: 6:00 p.m. Friday, July 29 Lines Out: 6:00 p.m. Saturday, July 30
Entry Fees: $50 per adult angler, $25 per junior angler under 16
years of age (entry fee includes admission to Awards BBQ on Sunday, a one-month membership to
Sea Tow commencing on July 29, a two-day life jacket rental and a
Captain's goody bag--for an additional total value of more than $50). New
this year--very cool tournament baseball caps--available for an additional $15 (see right for front of hat embroidery). Click here for Entry Form and for more information.
The Barbecue is open to everyone and will feature delicious cultured-fish tacos, prepared on site by local chefs from the Chefs de Cuisine Association, opportunity drawing and silent auction, tours of the Institute’s Mission Bay hatchery operations where we raise California yellowtail and halibut, up-close encounters with some of SeaWorld's adorable animal ambassadors and more!
BBQ tickets available for guests 12 and over at $25 in advance or $30 at the door.
Children 7 to 11 years of age,$10 in advance or $15 at the door.
Children 6 and under are free.PLEASE RSVP BY MONDAY, JULY 25.
The Bill Poole Memorial Angling Tournament was created to benefit
Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute (HSWRI), a non-profit marine research
Institute founded in 1963 to seek scientific solutions that protect and
conserve marine animals while benefiting humans and their reliance on
marine resources, including seafood. Since 1983 Hubbs aquaculture scientists have bred, raised, and
released more than 1.8 million juvenile white seabass. Thanks in part to this extraordinary program, the white seabass, a
popular recreational and commercial fishery, has staged a remarkable
recovery. While many marine science programs deserve support, this one is
virtually unique in that it actually returns fish to the sea
HSWRI’s stock replenishment program is an important tool
sustainable fisheries management and truly embodies its mission, “to
return to the sea some measure of the benefits derived from it. The values HSWRI embodies earned the respect of
pioneer and icon Bill Poole. After Bill’s passing in 2009, his wife
Ingrid Poole eagerly joined with HSWRI to establish the Bill Poole
Memorial Angling Tournament in support of this program. To read
more about this great man click here.
in its third year, this popular tournament will feature a wide range of
trophy categories. Special prizes will be given for any white seabass
captured alive and donated to HSWRI's brood stock program. All white
seabass heads will be scanned for tags as part 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. All
proceeds go directly to HSWRI white seabass replenishment program.