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Dear Fellow Anglers,

Welcome!  Nova Southeastern University and its Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography (HCNSO) is proud to present the 2019 NSU Scholarship Fishing Tournament.


The Tournament’s Mission is to be recognized as the premier, not-for-profit fishing tournament in the Southeast for the benefit of education and research. Accordingly, conservation is a mandate with release of billfish and responsible take of fun fish.


Net proceeds from Tournament donations create the endowed NSU Fishing Tournament Scholarship Fund. These scholarships attract, retain, encourage, and support high achieving and productive marine students at NSU HCNSO who are engaged in outstanding research.


The fun begins with:

  • Pre-Fishing Tournament Reception at Lauderdale Yacht Club, Wednesday Oct 24 5:30 to 7:30PM
  • Captain’s Meeting and Reception Party on Thursday 6PM ,Jan. 10, 2019 at NSU’s Ocean Campus
  • Offshore Fishing tournament Saturday, lines in 7AM, Jan. 12, 2019
  • Weigh-in 3PM and Awards party / reception 5PM at Pier 66.

Please review this website for more information on how to enter, be sponsor, or supporter of the FT.

Thank you again for your consideration to join in a great event for all ages and skills. I encourage your participation and look forward to seeing you soon.

Tight lines,

Dr. Dick Dodge,
Dean (
On behalf of the Scholarship Fishing Tournament Committee and Tournament Sponsors

NSU Oceanographic Scholarship Fishing Committee

Ray Crawford (Crawford Tracey)
Ed Davis (Davis Electric and MS Cable)
Jeff Dixon (JD Backhoe)
Dick Dodge (NSU)
Greg Edwards (Lawless, Edwards, Warren)
Rob Foote (Furman Insurance)
Bill Gallo (Gallo Hebert Architect)
Rob Kornahrens (Advanced Roofing)
Chip Lafferty (Hill York)
Judy Layne (Image Works Corp.)
Fred McLean (Heritage Investment Group)
Tom Miller (Miller Construction)
Bob Moss (Moss)
Britt Sykes (Dex Imaging)
Wendy Wood (NSU)
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