KEY WEST, Florida Keys — Anglers whose passion is permit can pursue the wily sport fish in the name of the late angling legend Del Brown Sunday through Wednesday, July 15-18. The Del Brown Permit Tournament honors the man who invented the Del Brown Permit Fly and caught more than 500 permit during his lifetime.
The tournament angler who catches the largest total inches of permit on fly on the flats earns the title of grand champion. Awards also await the grand champion guide, runner-up grand champion and the angler who catches the events largest permit.
The fly-only Del Brown Permit Tournament begins with a kick-off event and captains meeting at 6 p.m. Sunday, July 15, at La Trattoria Oceanside, 3593 S. Roosevelt Blvd.
The angling action is scheduled Monday through Wednesday, July 16-18, with an awards ceremony set for approximately 5 p.m. Wednesday at Hurricane Hole Marina, 5130 Overseas Highway on Stock Island.
The entry fee is $1,200 per angler and space is still available for those interested in participating. Professionals and guides are allowed to compete as well.
Proceeds from the tournament are to benefit the Bonefish & Tarpon Trust.
Information and registration: www.delbrown.com, 305-360-6969 or 305-744-0903
Key West visitor information: www.fla-keys.com/keywest or 1-800-LAST-KEY
Florida Keys fishing information: www.fla-keys.com/fishing
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