This year’s tournament ran from July 10th through the 19th and concluded with a bbq reception and award ceremony at our headqauarters on East Beach Road. Most of the registered fishermen came to the party to pick up their tournament t-shirt and celebrate their recorded catches. All in attendance loved the new location for the after party and were thrilled that we had brought the tournament back after taking a year off in 2013. It was great catching up with everyone and hearing how they made out over the 10 day tournament.
After enjoying the cookout put on by the WFA board of directors and member volunteers we moved on to the award ceremony. We began with the kids division celebrating young 7 year old Zachary Carter who reeled in a 15.30lbs striper and 7 year old Austin Altrich who weighed in a 8.30lbs bluefish. Next we awarded Sue Igler for carrying the womens division by weighing in a 5.15lbs bluefish. Then we moved to the cash prizes when we announced that Chris Daniels was the $250.00 prize winner for landing the largest striped bass which weighed in at 48.40lbs and Robert Berhman who was awarded the $100.00 prize for the largest bluefish which weighed in at 13.85lbs.
Austin Altrich pictured here with his dad David Altrich of Altrich Anglers reeled in the largest striped bass for the youth division.
$250 1st Place Prize for the largest by weight Striped Bass went to Chris Daniels on the left above.
Robert Behrman on the right in the photo above took 1st place for the largest bluefish by weight
and then went on to clean up at the raffle table!
Many thanks go out to Keith Igler owner of Westport Bait and Tackle for being the tournament weigh in station! His wife Sue landed a winning bluefish for the women’s division.
The WFA would also like to thank all who participated in our event and all of the sponsors who helped to make our 2014 Fishing Tournament possible and the wonderful event that it was. We look forward to next year!
This years sponsors were:Westport Bait and Tackle Baycoast Bank Boston Lobster Company The Westport Police Association The Westport Credit Union South Shore Dry Dock Main Bait Westport Chiropractic Jim Gelinas Therapy Resource Management K& K Painting Lafrance Hospitality West Marine ( Fairhaven) CMS Tackle Bobs Sea & Ski