CCA Florida STAR
2020 CCA Florida STAR presented by Yamaha
It’s the largest family-friendly saltwater fishing competition in Florida, and it’s unlike traditional fishing tournaments.
Jul 01, 2020 - Oct 04, 2020
CCA Florida STAR presented by Yamaha, boasts amazing prizes, is the largest family-friendly saltwater fishing competition in Florida and begins July 1.
A unique combination of conservation, data collection and education, plus prizes and scholarships valued at over $500,000, makes CCA Florida STAR the state’s not-to-miss-summer-long fishing competition. No other fishing tournament in Florida has the ability to engage participants of all ages and experience levels, and even non-anglers can win, just by collecting trash and debris.
CCA Florida STAR launched in 2015, with a focus on technology and conservation. STAR uses the social media-based event to educate the public on the importance of protecting Florida’s marine resources. Recognized as a ‘catch, photo and release’ competition, STAR’s smart phone app eliminates the requirement for anglers to harvest or capture and transport fish and constantly promotes the proper handling of all species in the competition. To date, STAR has awarded over $1 million dollars in prizes, with $500,000 allocated to college scholarships, and non-angling participants have gathered more than 4,000 five-gallon buckets of garbage.
For 2020, the nearly 100-day, family friendly angling competition offers $500,000 in prizes in 17 divisions including tagged, non-tagged, inshore and offshore species. For a fee of only $75 (includes a one year membership in CCA) or $40 for current CCA members, anglers have their shot at prizes from brand new boat, motor and trailer packages, cash, marine electronics, Yamaha motors, tackle, scholarships and much more. STAR is Free for youth (ages 6-17) who become a CCA New Tide member for just $10.
Most divisions have six (6) winning places and are determined by a random drawing of all photo entries of fish on the official West Marine STAR measuring device, it is not the biggest fish that wins, a format that encourages participants of all ages to protect and conserve Florida’s fisheries for future generations.
With so many ways to win amazing prizes and help protect our marine resources, now is the time to get registered and make fishing in Florida more rewarding this summer.