Stuart Sailfish Club announces annual Light Tackle Sailfish Tournament and Ladies Day Tournament

Light Tackle Sailfish Tournament 2019 First Place Winners, INTENTS, Nick Cremasco, Kyle Francis, Hector Torres, Alan Sadler, Capt. Rhett Bailey, Stuart Sailfish Club president Charlie Conigliaro, Michelle Keeney and Stuart Sailfish Club vice president Richard Shoup. Photo credit: Leonard Bryant Photography.

The Stuart Sailfish Club Foundation will hold its 67th annual Light Tackle Sailfish Tournament Dec. 9-12. Anglers will compete for cash prizes and dailies. The tournament will benefit the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast and Victory Leidner, who is fighting cancer. Victory is the daughter of one of the Treasure Coast’s own local captains, Billy Leidner.

Early entry fee, paid on or before 5 p.m. on Nov. 25, is $2,500, and includes captain and four anglers, and up to four lady anglers for the Club’s Ladies Day Tournament on Saturday. After Nov. 25, the entry fee increases to $3,000. Meat fish—wahoo, tuna, kingfish and dolphin—will be included in this year’s event.

New this year is the Ladies Day Tournament, which will occur on Saturday Dec. 12. Entry fee for participation in just the Ladies Day tournament is $500 for crew and two anglers or $750 for crew and six anglers.

Anglers participating in the Ladies Day Tournament may depart from inlets from Lake Worth Inlet to Fort Pierce.  Dead or live baits may be used in this tournament.

Light Tackle Tournament registration will be held Wednesday, Dec. 9, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  A mandatory attendance captain’s meeting will be held the same evening at 6:15 p.m., followed by the tournament’s kickoff party.

The Awards Banquet will be held at Pirates Cove Resort and Marina, 4307 SE Bayview Street, Stuart, on Saturday, Dec. 12.

To register for the tournament, or to keep up with the latest tournament news, visit To sponsor the tournament or donate to the auction, call (772) 286-9373, or email

Coastal Angler & The Angler Magazine