Sportfisha.com Team, 1st Place, 2015, "Ding Darling" & Doc Ford's Tarpon Tournament, 5-9-15.
Sportfisha.com Team, 1st Place, 2015, "Ding Darling" & Doc Ford's Tarpon Tournament, 5-9-15.

SportFisha.com Wins “Ding” Darling & Doc Ford’s Tarpon Tournament

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Team Organized Chaos, 2nd Place, 2015 "Ding Darling" & Doc Ford's Tarpon Tournament, 5-9-15,.
Doc Ford's Team, 3rd Place, 2015 "Ding Darling" & Doc Ford's Tarpon Tournament, 5-9-15.

Doc Ford’s Team, 3rd Place, 2015 “Ding Darling” & Doc Ford’s Tarpon Tournament, 5-9-15.

SportFisha.com Edges Out Organized Chaos to Win The “Ding” Darling & Doc Ford’s Tarpon Tournament!

The 4th Annual “Ding” Darling Doc Ford’s Tarpon Tournament wrapped up last night with a celebration at Doc Ford’s on Fort Myers Beach.  It was a great success!

Much fun was had by all on the water during the tournament and at the post tournament celebration.

And there were some very nice tarpon safely caught and released – the fishing was terrific!

The SportFisha.com Team took 1st place; Team Organized Chaos finished in 2nd place; Team Doc Ford’s came in in 3rd place; Team ‘Tween Waters finished in 4th place; and Team Fishing & Chips took 5th place!

'Tween Waters Team, 4th Place, 2015 "Ding Darling" & Doc Ford's Tarpon Tournament, 5-9-15.

‘Tween Waters Team, 4th Place, 2015 “Ding Darling” & Doc Ford’s Tarpon Tournament, 5-9-15.

As in previous years, all donations and silent auction proceeds benefited the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge.

The “Ding” Darling Doc Ford’s Tarpon Tournament once again had 200+ anglers competing for nearly $25,000 in cash prizes.  The final #’s were still being tallied, but it is estimated that more than $45,000 was raised to support conservation efforts at the “Ding” Darling Wildlife Refuge.

The J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge is the location of the first recorded tarpon caught and it is fitting that the Friends of the Refuge hosts a tarpon tournament to benefit the refuge and its work in protecting the wildlife on land in the water.

The Tarpon Tournament celebrates Southwest Florida’s history of tarpon fishing and overall conservation and wildlife protection through this tournament.

Fishing & Chips Team, 5th Place, 2015 "Ding Darling" & Doc Ford's Tarpon Tournament, 5-9-15.

Fishing & Chips Team, 5th Place, 2015 “Ding Darling” & Doc Ford’s Tarpon Tournament, 5-9-15.

Each year, the “Ding” Darling Doc Ford’s Tarpon Tournament just keeps getting better and some say it is already the leading tarpon fishing tournament in Florida and on its way to becoming the premier tarpon fishing tournament in the world!  Everyone is already looking forward to next year’s tournament.

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