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The Cairo Rotary Club has announced that plans are underway for what could become an annual fishing tournament to be held at Tired Creek Lake.
Details are being finalized for the 2021 edition of the tournament to be held on Saturday, May 1. The tournament will be managed by Wes Meadows of Reel Money Team Trail and the tournament director is Rotarian Chip Wells.
“This will be a professionally managed tournament and the Cairo Rotary Club is fortunate to have someone like Wes Meadows as a partner in this effort,” Wells said.
Cairo Rotary Club President Todd Harrell said, “We are very excited about this fundraising event and appreciate the participation of our club members and community.”
Competition will be divided into four divisions: High School; Bream Division; Perch/Crappie Division; and Bass Division.
The entry fee for the high school division is $50 with two fishermen per boat. Two fishermen 16 years of age or younger must be accompanied by an adult. Entry fees for the other divisions will be $30 for the bream division; $50 for the perch/crappie division; and $100 for the bass division. All divisions have a per boat limit of two fishermen.
Participants will have the option of purchasing tickets for a Lunker Pot, three chances for $10.
Check-in will be between 5 a.m. and 6:30 a.m. with boats out at 7 a.m. Bream Division participants must be in line by 1 p.m. with Crappie Division fishermen due back at 2 p.m. and High School and Bass Division fishermen due back at 3 p.m.
According to Wells, there will be a 100 percent cash payback to winners. The Rotary Club is soliciting sponsorships for the event and anyone interested in a sponsorship is asked to contact Wells at (229) 377-3543 or Harrell at (229) 377-7200.
Proceeds from the event will be used by the Cairo Rotary Club to benefit local charitable causes.
“We expect this to be a successful tournament and are hopeful it will grow into an annual event. We would like to see the tournament become one of the club’s primary annual fundraising events,” Wells said.
Additional information and more details about the upcoming tournament will be forthcoming.