Light Tackle Tournament
The Stuart Sailfish Club (SSC) has hosted the Annual Light Tackle Sailfish Tournament (LTT) for more than 64 years, in conjunction we are proud to be reintroducing the Treasure Coast Championship (TCC) . The Light Tackle Tournament will be held December 5th-8th, this tournament is also a family event and helps benefits the Club’s Scholarship fund. Every year, the Club provides scholarships to five-six Martin County students who are furthering their education in the fields of Marine Science, Marine Biology or Marine Conservation
The Tournament includes two divisions of competition, the LTT and the TCC which you are eligible to enter at no cost providing you fish all three legs, the Pirates Cove, LTT and the Pelican. Because the Stuart Sailfish Club is a not for profit 501©3, all registration fees and donations are tax deductible.
The event also includes a kick-off party and nightly events. All registered participants enjoy a free daily breakfast beginning at 5:30 a.m. Lunch to Go plus nightly dock barbecues followed by our awards banquet dinner on Saturday, December 8th.
This year’s event is shaping up to be our biggest and best event ever, so I encourage you to take advantage of our early registration discount of 10% which ends November Twenty Third which also includes free dockage to the first fifteen registered and payed entrees.
Saltwater Sisters Ladies Tournament
The Stuart Sailfish Club has hosted the Annual Saltwater Sisters Lady Angler Tournament for more than 33 years. The event is described as more of a party with a fishing tournament on the side. Organizers host a Captain’s Party, a themed costume contest that includes boat decorating, and an amazing awards dinner
The Tournament itself allows participants to fish for Sailfish, Dolphin, Kingfish, Wahoo, Grouper and Snapper. Famed marine artist Carey Chen has been the honorary chair of the event the past two years.
One of the biggest parts of this tournament is the unbelievable silent and live auctions with dozens of fishing and non-fishing related items up for bid.
The past four years, part of the proceeds have benefited local 501 © 3 charities, including Friends in Pink, a local organization that provides financial assistance for those on the Treasure Coast battling breast cancer; and Windsor Community Angels, an organization that pays for free mammograms for Treasure Coast residents.
Junior Angler Tournament
The Stuart Sailfish Club (SSC) hosts an Annual Junior Angler Tournament, one of the largest junior tournaments on the Treasure Coast. The Tournament brings children in from the local community and from the two Florida Sheriff Youth Ranches in Live Oak and Bartow, for a day of fishing and fun.
Previous years Tournaments have hosted more than 70 children including dozens from the Youth Ranches, giving them a real offshore fishing experience, that includes going through a true weigh in, training and more. The tournament also hosts several kids from Lahia House, an organization for underprivileged kids in Port Salerno, as well as kids from Scout Troop 888 in Hobe Sound.
The children, which also includes Club members’ children and grandchildren, as well as community residents, fish on Saturday morning, then are given training on catch and release, fishing ethics, safety and knot tying. Everyone is provided a great lunch. A large part of the experience are the raffles and awards. Each child is given a ticket for a chance to win bikes, skateboards and other fun prizes. After the awards program, each child is given a rod, reel and tackle box. Prior to fishing, each child is also given an angler bag filled with hats and school supplies.
More than two dozen volunteers help put on the successful event, including retired captains, top notch fishermen and local businesses.
Each year in the spring, about a dozen volunteers visit one of the Youth Ranches and host a fishing tournament, teaching the kids how to use the rods and reels they received at the August tournament.
It’s another opportunity for Club members to show the kids how much fun fishing can be and that there are people out here who care about them.
KDW Fishing Tournament
The Stuart Sailfish Club, has a new Tournament with the Inaugural KDW Fishing Tournament in 2018. The event includes a Captain’s Briefing & Check in, a day of fishing for Kingfish, Dolphin and Wahoo and an Awards dinner will take place.
The inaugural event was held at the Marriott Hutchinson Island Resort & Marina, located on South Hutchinson Island, 555 NE Ocean Blvd. Stuart.
Membership in the club is not required to participate. This event is fun for the whole family. Families are invited to attend and take advantage of the amenities at the Resort, including swimming, beachcombing, boating and golf.
As with all of the Club’s Tournaments, this event will help raise funds for the Club’s Foundation which provides scholarships for area students, as well as helping to promote fishing conservation.