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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

FISHING - Fishin´ For The Mission in Loreto

2010 Fishin' for the Mission Tournament in Loreto
July 15–18, 2010

If you have always thought of traveling to Loreto for some outstanding dorado fishing, July 15–18 is the right weekend to do it. The 17th Annual Fishin' for the Mission dorado tournament will be in full swing.

Fishin' for the Mission Tournament was founded by
Jim Duggins of Duggins Construction in 1993 and until 2002 had been a private word-of-mouth contest with about 12 boats and 60 participants. The tournament is for charity, with all proceeds going to the Mission of Loreto. In 2002 it was opened up to the public and had 21 boats and 105 participants, it was a huge success in our first public tournament and last year we had 72 boats registered and over 300 anglers. Since the beginning of the tournament participants have generated over US$120,000. Every cent of it has gone to the Mission of Loreto and the local community.

The entry fee for a team of four fishermen is US$200. Every team receives a bag of goodies including event shirts, raffle tickets, unlimited beer for all tournament days and a great tri-tip dinner on Saturday, the night of the awards. Registration is on Thursday, July 15, at the Loreto Marina. Participants are expected to have a fishing license and park bracelets.
This is not your run of the mill fundraising tournament, every dollar that is collected goes directly to the mission and the local community. All the raffle prizes, beer, food and expenses are donated by sponsors and individuals. Alford Distributing, Berkely and the Bisbee Tournament contribute year after year.
 


If you PRE-REGISTER your BOAT, you will get your boat name on the shirts; four shirts per boat. $10 extra per shirts over four. Email boat registrations to jaimekathyg@hotmail.com. For more information, visit www.fishingforthemission.com.





Both photos by Rachel Pack.