Thursday, July 21, 2016

Edisto Billfish Invitational Tournament - Event Schedule

2016 Edisto Invitational Logo by Steve Goione
Four days of fishing competition will take place at the Marina at Edisto Beach this week, to pay out big money, but also to entertain all the folks visiting Edisto Beach for their summer vacation. The 2016 Edisto Invitational Billfish Tournament begins on Wednesday evening with a Captain’s Meeting and after three days of fishing, finishes up on Saturday night in Bay Creek Park with an awards supper. Marine Artist Steve Goione was asked to create a unique design for the Edisto tourney t-shirts this year, and he will also be present all weekend to meet everyone.

Great Local Event for Edisto Beach
Badly damaged event tent at Bay Creek Park on July 20
Daily weigh-ins at the marina are fan favorites at Edisto, with large crowds gathering to see what these bluewater anglers might bring back to the docks. On Thursday and Friday the weigh-in is scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m. and Saturday the scales are open from 5 to 7. Providing live music on Thursday is Ashby Stokes from 7 – 11, then on Friday its Pat Patterson from 5 – 8, and Moon Dogs from the 8 – 11. Saturday will see children’s activities in the park from 1 – 4 like the SCDNR fishing simulator, and then after the weigh-in it’s live music from Pat Patterson from 5 to 7, followed by the Shag Doctorz playing from 7 – 11.

The Marina at Edisto Beach experienced a severe thunderstorm at 3 p.m. on Wednesday July 20, and a large tent set up in Bay Creek Park was damaged and had to be removed. Despite that minor setback, the Captain's meeting took place right on schedule at 7, with a catered supper served up by Presley's Restaurant in clear but humid weather conditions. Offshore weather conditions look favorable for all three days of tournament fishing. See you there!

To view the entire feature article in the newspaper click on Colletonian.

To view past blog entries from Edisto Island click Afternoon ActivitiesJim Bost Memorial - Dolphin Slam - Cobia Tourney - Spring Shorebird Synergy - Bovine Bones on Beach - Edisto River book 
New Tent set up on Thursday July 21

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