Tarpon Tournament



9th Annual Doc Ford's & "Ding" Darling Tarpon Tournament

May 14, 2021
(Captain's Meeting May 13)

The Tarpon Tournament Committee made the difficult decision to postpone the9th Annual "Ding" Darling & Doc Ford's Tarpon Tournament to May 2021. 

Due to the impacts of COVID-19, the infinite number of variables with an event this size, and the unforeseeable future in the short term, we felt this decision is necessary to prioritize the health and safety of our supporters, participants, staff, and volunteers. Thank you for your understanding.  

The Tournament Committee decided to roll the entry fees into this year's tournament, doubling the prize winnings for 2021. 2020 paid teams who remained registered for the tournament were guaranteed a spot and kept their starting position. They were only required to pay a fee of $500/team of four anglers for the 2021 tournament when registration opened on December 4, 2020.  

Participants who requested a refund lost their spot and starting position in the tournament. All new participants for 2021 are required to register for $1,000 for a team of four ($500 for 2020 and $500 for 2021).

For more tournament information please contact April Boehnen at 239-472-1100 ext. 256 or aprilb@dingdarlingsociety.org


Click HERE for images of the 2019 tournament.

Click HERE to read about the 88 fish caught and $125,000 raised in 2019

For questions regarding the tournament or interest in becoming a sponsor, please call the Society office at 239-472-1100 ext.256