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Women’s World Virtual Fishing Challenge Launches in February

Organizers of Presidential Challenge Charitable Foundation to host two-month fishing tournament for lady anglers worldwide.

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Joan Vernon catching sailfish
The Women’s World Virtual Fishing Challenges starts Feb. 1. Eligible species include billfish, mahi and tuna. Courtesy Capt. Joan Vernon

Organizers of the Presidential Challenge Charitable Foundation will host a two-month worldwide virtual fishing tournament for female angling teams. The competition launches Feb. 1 and runs through March 31.

Anglers can fish anywhere in the world from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for six days, at any time during the two-month period. Eligible species include all marlins, sailfish and spearfish — all of which must be released — tuna and mahi.

Entry is $600 per team, and proceeds will benefit worldwide conservation and aid women’s programs around the world. Prize categories include top three teams overall, most marlin releases, most sailfish release, longest three mahi, top February team, top March team and more.

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Joan Vernon holding mahi
Prizes will be awarded for longest and heaviest mahi. Courtesy Capt. Joan Vernon

Entries are open, and you must enter at least a week before you begin fishing. Scoring will take place using the CaptApp application, which verifies catches using video and geo-location. Cellular reception is not required for the app to operate.

For more information, visit Presidential Women’s World Virtual Fishing Challenge.

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