Mareena Reedy had a great time at the Ladies Annual Fish-Off in Pompano Beach on June 3. She caught a 34 pound kingfish, one of the larger ones caught in the tournament.
“This is my first time as an angler in the tournament. I had volunteered in past tournaments. It was a lot of fun and I enjoyed catching the fish,” said Reedy, age 17. She received second place in the junior angler division and second place overall for the largest kingfish.
She part of a team named Skipjack with her friend Taylor Zascavage. They are both students at Pompano Beach High School. “I caught an 11-pound Kingfish. I liked being a part of the tournament,” she said.
Terressa Stark also enjoyed being a part of the tournament. She was part of the Bustin Loose Team. “We caught eight Kingfish, some bonitos and sail fish. We had a great team and a great time,” she said.
Danae Meek was part of the No Plan team. Their team won second place for the most pounds of fish caught. “We caught 96 pounds of fish. We had a lot of fun and a wonderful team,” she said. Her teammate Jessica Braswell also enjoyed the tournament. “This was fun,” she said.
There were 49 boats and 160 anglers in the tournament. Men could serve as captains and mates on the boats. But only women could participate as anglers. Lindsey Tenberg, president of the tournament said that the women had a good time. Ladies Annual Fish-Off is a not-for-profit organization and all the proceeds go to The Billfish Foundation and The Ronald McDonald House Charities of South Florida.
“Every single year it is a great event and it is chance for women to get out on the water and go fishing,” said Tenberg. “This is our 32nd year. We gave out over $30,000 in cash and prizes during the awards ceremony.”
The top boat in terms pounds of fish caught was Nearly Impossible. They caught 131 pounds of fish.