The Last Cast Fishing Tournament was held on Friday and Saturday November 24th and 25th. This is the 12th year that this very popular SFEC event has taken place over the Thanksgiving Weekend. Once again, the Last Cast was a great, fun-filled success as 37 participated – fishing from boats, bridges, and beaches. Three fish were caught, one from each a boat, the beach, and a bridge. The late November weather cooperated with our plans as it was sunny, pleasant, and dry.
The Last Cast prize winners are as follows:
1rst Place: Tim Noss (President Sallie Callahan’s brother) – 23.8 lb. Striped Bass (Boat)
2nd Place: Randy Roash – 10 lb. 29” Striped Bass (Beach)
3rd Place: Bill Lutz – 19” Striped Bass (Bridge)
As usual, for the 12th-straight-year, Rob Coffey was the Chairperson for the years final fishing event. On Saturday a good crowd gathered at the Strathmere Fire House for the Awards Dinner – a great spread of Barbecued Chicken, Roast Beef, a variety of salads, and all sorts of beverages. Special thanks to Paul Zeinnker for making a great batch of chili; it was delicious and had a “kick” that would have pleased Emeril! We also need to thank the very talented Carol Ferguson for donating her time to provide the wonderful artwork on the 1rst Place Prize. Rob would also like to Scott Buehler for helping with the tournament logistics and set-up throughout the weekend. The SFEC wants to thank Rob for his hard work and once again making the Last Cast a terrific two-day event. Of course, the SFEC would like to extend our thanks to the Strathmere Volunteer Fire Company for allowing us to hold our events in the Fire House. The biggest thanks goes to those who fished over the holiday weekend – thank you to all of those who came out to make the 12th Annual Last Cast Tournament a great success.