LOGAN, W.Va. — The 12th Annual Tony Gill Memorial Fishing Tournament is set to challenge anglers to a day of enjoyment and sportsmanship on the Guyandotte River August 13.
Anglers will be competing to catch the longest fish from three species, and $700 will be divided among the winners.
There is no entry fee for the event; however, a valid West Virginia fishing license in required.
The tournament is organized and sponsored each year by the Gill and Codispoti families along with family friends and McDonalds in Logan.
Gill passed away April 17, 2005. Event organizers say the tournament honors Gill’s passion for fishing.
As a testament to his love of dropping a line in the water, Gill even earned the nickname “Bluegill.”
Registration for the tournament will be open from 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. August 13 at the parking lot for McDonald’s in Logan.
Only fish caught between Three Mile Curve at Rum Creek, WVa. and the bridge at Peach Creek, W.Va. will be considered for the tournament.
The longest bass and catfish will fetch $200 purses and the angler who hooks the longest carp will net $150.
Event officials at McDonalds will stop measuring fish at 3 p.m., and all fish must be alive to be considered.
Anyone seeking more information can call Bernadette Rorrer at 304-752-1771 or Wes Edwards at 304-946-2143.
Owen Wells is a reporter for Civitas Media. He can be reached at 304-752-6950 ext. 1729 or by email at [email protected]