Chuck Byron Fish-On Anglers Tournament 2009 (results)

June 3, 2009 by  
Filed under Chuck Byron Youth Art, Inc.

2009 FISH ON! Angler’s Tournament Results

On Saturday, September 19th, the 6th annual Chuck Byron FISH ON! Anglers Tournament commenced. Both private boat anglers and sportboat anglers competed in seven “biggest fish” categories to win top prizes donated by sponsors. Custom built rods built by several of the west coasts’ best builders, Chuck Byron Lithographs, and Wide World Fish Mounts, were awarded to the following winners. Robert Uyeda, on Gettin Jiggy, caught a 21 lb. yellowfin tuna. Steve Stachelski, on Bass Rat, took three categories with a 15 lb. Dorado, a 2 lb. calico bass, and a 1.5 lb. spotted bay bass. The yellowtail division was won by Tony Shepardson, on Jawbreaker, catching an 11.5 pounder. Awards were also given to the top lady angler, Cheri Fleming, with her 12 lb. yellowtail. Youth angler, Roman Lira, caught an 18.5 lb. yellowfin tuna to take the top youth prize. Tournament Director Lori Byron says, “The fish weren’t real big this year, but everyone caught several and had a lot of fun”.  Two sportboats, the El Dorado and the Eclipse, both took out youth anglers to fish the tournament at “no charge”, in support to sponsor this tournament.

On Sunday a luncheon-awards banquet was held at the Bali Hai Restaurant, on beautiful Shelter Island. The fishing tournament winners were awarded along with twelve youth artists that are the winners of this years Fish On! Youth Art Contest. Artists from ages 5 to 18 years received $200 in art supplies, fishing tackle, and a fishing trip sponsored by Friends of Rollo. The fishing industry and the art community donated thousands of dollars of products for the raffle and auction items to raise funds. The proceeds that were raised go to The Chuck Byron Youth Art, Inc. to encourage inspiring young artists by teaching them the “art of fishing” and an appreciation of our marine life.

For more information on our sponsors and pictures of the event see below.


Here are a few pictures from the event:

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