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TUESDAY, APRIL 30, 2019 -11:59PM
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On Saturday, May 04, 2019, the Southwest Council, in partnership with Coastal Conservation Association California, will hold its annual “Riptide Rendezvous”, a surf fishing contest for anyone that can throw a line.
It’s a non-profit fundraising event, organized by the Southwest Council of Fly Fishers International, with the support of Coastal Conservation Association California. All net proceeds go to the SWCFFI and CCAC, to help fund fishing outreach and conservation programs.
This is a “for-fun”, unconventional fishing tournament, so leave your ego at home, and bring your thinking cap! The contest has a “one lure” blind-lure-exchange format, and fishing lasts just 2 hour, so the emphasis will be on finding the fish quickly and making the most of the fly or lure you wind up with!
For 2019, we are returning to Rincon Beach Park, but this time we invite both fly- and conventional-tackle fishermen to enter! There will be separate divisions for fly- and conventional-tackle anglers, with different awards pools.
Rincon Beach Park in Carpinteria, Santa Barbara County
Conventional and Fly-fishing! Prizes awarded in each division for first fish, biggest fish, and most points (1 point / inch).
- Check-in begins at 6:00a.
- On-site fly and lure exchange starts at 7:15a.
- Lines-in will be 8:15a, and fishing will end 2 hours later.
- Awards, food, and the raffle follow at 10:45a.
Rules: The main one…you only get to use one fly or lure that you pick at random from a bag!
- What to bring:
- Your fishing gear.
- Fishing license.
- One fly or lure (must match your division, and be surf-related) to donate to the bag.
Food: Lunch can be pre-ordered for $15.00 per person. Featuring empanadas from Buena Onda in Santa Barbara!
Goodies: Loads of raffles items! You can buy your tickets at the event, and yes – we do take credit cards!
Advance registration is required due to a limited number of fishing slots.
To register, read all the rules, and find out more about the event, visit the website: https://www.swcffi.org/riptide.
Please check out swcffi.org for more details.
Riptide Rendezvous… more info!
is a FREE fly-fishing “tournament”, focused on fly-fishing the surf. Organized by the Southwest Council of Fly Fishers international, Riptide Rendezvous is a non-profit fundraising event, with all net proceeds go to the SWC-FFI, to help fund fly-fishing outreach programs.
Like to find out more about what’s involved in Riptide Rendezvous? Check out our “How It Works” page for an overview. You can also find out a bit more of the history behind the event on our “History” page.
Interested in participating, but don’t know how to fly-fish SoCal surf? Check out our “How-To” page, where we have a number of “getting started” links.