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call: (239) 292-0566
fax: (239) 472-7803


Fourth Annual

“Ding” Darling & Doc Ford’s   

 Tarpon Tournament

Catch, Care & Release Tourney

May 9, 2015


 Tarpon Buzz in the Air

 It happens every year, just like the migration of Tarpon up the Gulf Coast happens every year, the Tarpon Buzz begins with the first signs of Spring.  “Have you heard of anyone catching one yet?” Have you been out looking? When is the Ding Darling Doc Ford’s Tarpon tournament this year?   Continued


Maximum of 50 teams

25 spots remain

Don't miss out on a great tournament. 

There are NO same day registrations


To register online, Click HERE


To register by mail and send in your signed form, Click HERE 

Registration DEADLINE is April 30, 2015




The only way the tournament makes money for conservation efforts at the J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge is through sponsorship and donations.  

Thank you to the following sponsors. 

Please support them and the work they do.  


Title Sponsor:

Presenting Sponsor:

Platinum Sponsors:






Gold Sponsors:


Captiva Diva




Raiser's Edge





Silver Sponsors:

Sanibel Island Fishing Club

Gulf Star Marina

Bass Pro Shops

The Island Sand Paper, Ft. Myers Beach

Must Do Visitor Guides &

Vasanta Senerat, CPA, PA

Shoreline Lumber


Click to learn more about becoming a sponsor and supporting "Ding" Darling.  

The only way the tournament makes money for conservation efforts is through sponsorships and auction donations. 




Scotland and Denmark Journalists flying in to compete for the 2015 Tarpon Champions! 

Four journalists from Scotland and Denmark will team up to fish and cover the fourth annual "Ding" Darling & Doc Ford's Tarpon Tournament on May 9, 2015. 

The combined circulation of the team's news and fishing

publications is greater than 2.3 million readers. Captain Jim Patrick from the UK writes for the daily Sun and READ MORE




Click HERE to read the Rules of the tournament

Signatures of all participating anglers must be on file by the evening of the Captain's/Anglers meeting. If anglers are unable to attend the May 8 meeting, then their signature needs to be received before the tournament begins.  

Click HERE to get the registration form.   






For more information on the tournament call 239-292-0566.

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