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May 24, 2012

2012 FishStock Celebrates 10 Years with Striker Tournament

FishStock kicks off May 25 in New Smyrna Beach with the Striker Offshore Tournament, and a weekend of family fun to follow

Update 5/26: Due to the unpredictable weather conditions and Tropical Storm Beryl the Striker tournament is officially postponed until next weekend.  We will continue to accept entries through the week and the final registration and captains meeting Friday June 1 night from 5:00-9:00 p.m. at the Fishing Store & Marina New Smyrna Beach.  The captains meeting will be held at 8:00 p.m.  Fishing will be Saturday June 2 followed by weigh-ins and awards Saturday night at the Fishing Store. 


New Smyrna Beach, Fla. — Built around one of the top fishing tournaments in the nation — the Striker — FishStock, the one-of-a-kind festival of fishing and fun, is back for a 10th year this Memorial Day weekend, May 25-27. Offering anglers and their families the total saltwater experience, FishStock brings together two fishing tournaments, a 5K run, a boat show, seminars and great entertainment, all at Riverside Park in New Smyrna Beach, Florida.

FishStock comprises two signature fishing competitions: the Striker Offshore Tournament, now in its 36th year, and the Redfish-Trout Challenge, both of which are presented by Mercury Marine and Yellowfin Yachts. The FishStock competitions are two of the largest fishing contests in the country, attracting nearly 800 competitive anglers from throughout the U.S. to compete for cash and prizes.

The Striker has been in the community and a success for more than three decades by focusing on the “striking fish” that offshore anglers target most: tuna, wahoo, dolphin and kingfish. The novelty of the Redfish-Trout Challenge, coupled with the growth of and enthusiasm for inshore fishing in the Mosquito Lagoon area, have made the Challenge one of the most exciting inshore fishing contests around.

In addition to all the action on the water, anglers and their families will experience an exciting lineup of fun on land at the FishStock Village, including live music, food, fishing clinics, tackle exhibits, a boat show, adult and youth fishing seminars and more.

Returning this year will be the FishStock 5K and family fun run, brought to you in part by Sony Walkman, along with KidStock, which will provide 400 rods and reels to kids 6 to 16 who register at the event. This year’s seminars will be hosted by Rick Murphy, host of the Florida Insider Fishing Report, and will be held Saturday only, May 26.

For more information on FishStock visit, or contact Sales and Marketing Director Drew Townes at 407-571-4730 or by email at For information on fishing tournaments, contact Dan Jacobs at 407-571-4680 or by email at

FishStock is presented by Sony Marine and many other fine sponsors, including Salt Water Sportsman magazine, published by Bonnier Corporation, Salt Water Sportsman strives to delivers the most concise, up-to-date and relevant saltwater fishing information available to help readers attain a better understanding of the latest rigging techniques, destinations, equipment and strategies. This authoritative material is presented in a format which makes the information contained easy to comprehend and retain, helping readers become better anglers.