2015 Tarpon Season Wrap-up

Ryan M., the Ken Bruce Memorial Perpetual Trophy, with 47 releases

Ryan M., the Ken Bruce Memorial Perpetual Trophy, with 47 releases

The 81st STR Fishing Tournament released nearly 500 tarpon, provided over $14000 in cash prizes, and a large donation to the Pediatric Cancer Foundation.What a season!

We’d like to take a moment to thank all of our sponsors and volunteers for their generosity. You helped us host a wonderful Kickoff Party at Bay Pines Marina, 10 great weeks of catch and release fishing, a great Finale Day and of course, the 2015 Awards Banquet.

The Suncoast Tarpon Roundup is a 501c non-profit organization, so all of the contributions received during the 2015 season are used for prizes or our annual donation to Pediatric Cancer. Additionally, our board is composed of volunteers – if you or someone you know is interested in joining the STR Board of Directors, feel free to contact us for information on our next meeting and open positions.

As we move into a new year, we’re ready to gear up for the next season with anticipation. We’re looking for ways to improve the 2016 season, and we would like your input. Contact us with your good ideas and lets make the 2016 Suncoast Tarpon Roundup better than the rest!

 

2015 Awards Banquet

It’s been a great 81st season of Tarpon Fishing! Congratulations to all our anglers who participated in releasing fish and thanks to all of our sponsors for their continued support. We had a fantastic year, with over 60 anglers participating across 8 tournament divisions, including Juniors, Seniors, Women’s and Landlubber. In total, the Suncoast Tarpon Roundup released 498 tarpon and will award over $14,000 in cash and prizes along with a donation to The Pediatric Cancer Foundation.

The 2015 Awards banquet will be held August 29 at Shepherds Beach Resort in Clearwater. Cocktails and Tarpon Tales will begin at 6, followed by dinner, raffle and awards at 7.

Advance reservations are required due to limited seating. Adult tickets are $40 and children (14 and under) are $25. Limited quantities of t-shirts will be available, cash only.

To attend, please download the 2015 Awards Banquet Reservation Form and return it by mail to the STR with your payment by August 15.

If you have any questions, please contact the Suncoast Tarpon Roundup.

Download the 2015 Banquet Form

2015 Finale Day Results

STR Finale Day Winners 2015

STR Finale Day Winners 2015. From left to right: Jacob Haddad (3rd), James Roehm (2nd) and Noah Epstein (1st).

Congratulations to all our anglers who braved the rough seas and released fish over the weekend!

On August 1, Noah Epstein released 2 fish, coming in first place and taking home the $5,000 Grand Prize! It’s the first time in tournament history Finale Day has been won from land! Great Job Noah! James Roehm came in second with one release at 6:11 am, and Jacob Haddad came in third with a release at 7:02. All releases were verified with photo or video evidence.

Stephen Corns' release for Jr Finale Day, 2015

Stephen Corns’ release for Jr Finale Day, 2015

Stephen Corns won Junior Finale Day on August 2 with one release. It was a very rough day with Stephen Corns having the only release of all juniors who participated.

Great job to all of our anglers! We’ll see you at the Banquet on August 29th for your prizes!

Download the 2015 Banquet Form

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