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Conservation Web Site to List Fishing Tournaments

February 12, 2009

Fishing tournaments are not just for big name anglers. The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) has responded to the public’s requests for information on local freshwater fishing tournaments. Tournaments are being listed on the ADCNR Web site, www.outdooralabama.com, for six lakes in a trial effort to inform anglers of fishing tournaments.

Lakes Jordan, Lay, Martin, Mitchell, Smith and Weiss will have information about tournaments posted on ADCNR’s Web site at www.OutdoorAlabama.com/tournaments. Anglers may also visit the reservoir pages or boating access pages for these six reservoirs. The boat ramps included in this program will have signs posted in the parking lot.

To post their tournament on the www.outdooralabama.com Web site, tournament organizers may email Doug Darr at doug.darr@dcnr.alabama.gov or call the Fisheries Section at 1-334-242-3471. Organizers should be prepared to give: the lake (Jordan, Lay, Martin, Mitchell, Smith or Weiss), boat ramp, their organization name, tournament date, start time and end time (Central Time), entry fee, and their contact information (name and phone number or email address). If tournament organizers have a Web address or link to a registration form, the Department will list that also.

Fishing is a fun activity. Some anglers enjoy the friendships gained from being in a tournament; others enjoy the competition. Whatever the reason you enjoy fishing, the Department of Conservation would like to make your experience more enjoyable and help more people become anglers to develop their stewardship and love of Alabama’s aquatic resources.

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources promotes wise stewardship, management and enjoyment of Alabama’s natural resources through five divisions: Marine Police, Marine Resources, State Lands, State Parks, and Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries. 
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