BRRC’s 10th Annual Fishing Tournament a success
Fishermen participating in the Back River Restoration Committee’s 10th Annual Rockfish Tournament on Saturday, September 9, checked their fish in as they waited to see which boat reeled in a winner. The winning fish checked in at 32.25 inches, followed by second place at 32 inches even. The yearly tournament brings area fishing enthusiasts together at Weaver’s Marina to see who can catch the biggest rockfish while raising money for the BRRC to continue their work cleaning the bay. The BRRC is a local organization focused on creating a healthier, cleaner, Back River and subsequently the entire Chesapeake Bay by, among other initiatives, utilizing “booms” to capture trash from the water. These booms act a barrier, preventing garbage from entering waterways that enter the bay . Volunteers and crew members then remove and dispose of the trapped debris. Part of the money raised from the Rockfish Tournament will go to the maintenance of these booms. For more information on BRRC and the tournament, visit www.savebackriver.org.
PHOTO COURTESY OF THE BACK RIVER RESTORATION COMMITTEE