BRRC’s 10th An­nual Fish­ing Tour­na­ment a suc­cess

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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

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