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Rod & Gun – December Fun Dates

The Rod & Gun Club is in Full swing for December. Mark your calendars now! And follow our calendar HERE.

Tuesday and Wednesday Dec 10-11 – The Grand Masters Tournament
Thursday, December 19th Monthly Get Together at the Card Room
Tuesday December 26th Card Sound Range Family Day
Saturday December 28th Rod and Gun Holiday Fishing Tournament
Tuesday December 31st Card Sound Range Family Day

Tuesday and Wednesday, December 10 and 11, Golf and sailfishing – the two most popular recreational pastimes on The Reef – are paired up again for the 19th Annual Grand Masters competition.  Click on – Events Calendar – for additional information and registration forms.

December is a great month for Family activities. All three activities are family friendly. Your children and grandchildren will love being included in the competition and festivities of the Holiday Fishing Tournament on Saturday, December 28th! Any Rod and Gun members with new boats this year? Thinking of entering your first fishing tournament? The Captain’s Meeting is Friday the 27th at the Racquet Club. The Awards presentations and Cocktail reception is Saturday, December 28th 5:30pm at the Racquet Club. The Holiday Tournament is a super fun and the swag is great.

We have TWO Family Days at the Range this December: Thursday, 26th and Tuesday  31st !! We encourage all members to come out! There are shotguns for rent. The newly renovated range has Skeet, Twister, Five Stand, Bow Range and Air Gun stations. The world famous hot dogs will be served. It is a really fun day! Click HERE for directions to the Range.

We are kicking off December with our first Get Together on Thursday the 19th. These are informal presentations hosted by the Rod and Gun Board in the Card Room at the Tennis Center. We are excited to have Bill Tweardy show and discuss: “Building a split bamboo fly rod, how and why”. Come for refreshments and enjoy the presentation!.

Rod and Gun Holiday Fishing Tournament Rules

This is a ONE DAY family and friends fishing tournament for common edible reef dwellers, along with blue water species. The event is open to all members and sponsored guests. Boat team competition, with a maximum of four anglers per boat. No restrictions on tackle, other than hook-n-line. All state and federal fishing regulations to apply. No kites or aerial devices permitted. All boats must depart from and return to Ocean Reef waters. Scoring will be 10 points per pound for eligible weight species, and 200 points for billfish releases. Entry fee is $430 per boat.

Winning teams will be determined by all point’s total, with first, second and third place(s) being recognized. Additionally, there will be a Top Boat / Reef Score awarded to the highest point accumulation, not to include a Billfish in the team score. Junior angler catches of merit will also be considered.

Eligible Species: Yellowtail, Mutton and Mangrove Snapper. Grouper, Mackerel, Black and Yellowfin Tunas, Tripletail, Wahoo, Dolphin and Billfish.

Click HERE for the entry form which can be emailed to or dropped off at MarineMax.

Share your Member Sporting Pictures by texting Wendy 203 253-7790. We encourage member photos! Interested in joining? Please go to RodandGun.Org membership and fill out the online application form. Questions please email:

Check out Mona Brewer with a stellar bonefish, and Wade Copeland and Tra Still with a nice bull dolphin.