Tarpon Tournament



9th Annual Doc Ford's & "Ding" DarlingTarpon Tournament

Postponed until May 14, 2021
(Captain's Meeting May 13)

  The Tarpon Tournament Committee has made the difficult decision to postpone the
9th Annual "Ding" Darling & Doc Ford's Tarpon Tournament to May 2021. 

Due to the impacts of COVID-19, the infinite number of variables with an event this size, and the unforeseeable future in the short term, we feel this decision is necessary to prioritize the health and safety of our supporters, participants, staff, and volunteers. Thank you for your understanding.  

Teams wishing a refund can receive one by emailing us. Please read the terms below.


The Tournament Committee has decided to roll the entry fees into the 2021 tournament, doubling the prize winnings for next year.   

2020 paid teams who remain registered for the tournament will be guaranteed a spot and keep their starting position. They will only be required to pay a fee of $500/team of four anglers for the 2021 tournament when public registration opens December 4, 2020.  

Participants who request a refund will lose their current spot and starting position in the tournament. All new participants for 2021 will be required to register for $1,000 for a team of four ($500 for 2020 and $500 for 2021). Open registration for the 2021 tournament will be in late December 2020.

With the current challenges, we completely understand if you would like your tournament fee returned and will be happy to process it once you contact us. With a refund, you will no longer be guaranteed a spot in the 2021 tournament. General entry in the 2021 tournament will be $1,000 per team of four.

This was not an easy decision. We thank you for understanding. 


Click HERE for images of the 2019 tournament.

Click HERE to read about the 88 fish caught and $125,000 raised in 2019

For questions regarding the tournament or interest in becoming a sponsor, please call the Society office at 239-472-1100 ext.239






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