Friday, September 25, 2020

Conservancy of Southwest Florida’s 2015 RedSnook Tournament

A total of 52 teams participated in the 2015 RedSnook Catch and Release Charity Tournament that took place Oct. 23-25, generating $82,000 to benefit the Conservancy of Southwest Florida’s juvenile game fish studies, water quality research and estuary protection.

The Beacon Group at Morgan Stanley and RGM Capital were the presenting sponsors of the 2015 RedSnook Catch and Release Charity Tournament. Wayne A. Meland of The Beacon Group at Morgan Stanley and Gary Parsons were co-chairs for the event, and fly-fisherman, Oliver White, served as the honorary chairman.

“There are clearly some issues going on in the Everglades with water quality. As anglers and conservationists, we have the opportunity to have a positive impact and help restore the waters back to the way it should be,” White said. “Seeing more of the Everglades and experiencing it for myself made me even more passionate about the need to protect this special area. I’m proud to help the Conservancy of Southwest Florida with these efforts.”

 

First place winners included:

 

First Place Guided Bait Division: 3,670 points

Donald Allen and Brad Price

Guide: Chris Turner

 

First Place Unguided Bait Division: 3,710 points

Troy Pruitt and Brian Carlos

 

First Place Guided Artificial Division: 3,295 points

Wayne Meland and Scott Lowe

Guide: Andrew Bostick

 

First Place Unguided Artificial Division: 3,450 points

Derek Pruitt and Jeff Ball

 

First Place Fly Division: 2,705 points

Harrison Rogers and David Rogers

Guide: Kevin Mihailoff

 

In addition, awards were given in the following categories:

Top Female Angler: 2,295 points

Wendy Kleiber

 

Winning Corporate Team: 3,340 points

Florida Weekly, Scott Kleiber and Wendy Kleiber

Unguided

 

Largest Snook, 36 inches

Chris McEachern

Guide: Wright Taylor

 

Largest Red, 32 inches

Derek Pruitt

 

Trash Can Slam, 59 inches total

Stephanie Parsons

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