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Rod & Gun Club News – 3/19/2021

By Jody Steele 

ESP Presentation

Rod and Gun Club members learned more about Electronic Shooting Protection from Jack Homa, President of ESP and enjoyed an early evening social time at Town Hall Waterside last week. Some purchased the custom fitted ear devices to be utilized at the Card Sound Range. For more information – visit the ESP Website – .

All Craft Tournament (NEW)

The first annual All-Craft Tournament will be held March 31-April 14. This is a two angler/team fishing competition with no-charge registration to all current Rod & Gun Club members. Participants are required to pick two fishing days within the two-week window. Points will be scored for each of the two days. Winners will be determined by OVERALL points scored. All fish in the weight scoring categories are to be weighed at the MarineMax tackle shop on the fishing day in which they were caught between 3 and 4 p.m. Each team is responsible for turning in their fully completed score sheets no later than 4:30 p.m. Registration for this great NEW tournament must be submitted no later than Monday, March 29. All forms, including entry forms and rules can be picked up at MarineMax tackle shop or downloaded from the website – Click HERE for more information and forms. Winning teams will be notified on April 15th. 

More for Your Fishing Calendar

ORC Sailfish Classic Fishing Tournament – March 25-27

This is an Ocean Reef Club sponsored event with a welcome reception and awards presentation. Go to calendar for a schedule of events, rules, and to register for this outstanding tournament – Click HERE

Seal Team Ocean Reef Fishing Tournament – April 19 – Click HERE for more infomation.

Fish of the Month

Snapper (all legal species) are the Fish of the Month. Weigh in at MarineMax tackle shop from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and be eligible for a $50 gift certificate and bragging rights. 

Card Sound Shooting Sports Range

Members MUST make reservations ahead of time online at Go to the website at and then the Range section. Hit the “Book Now” button to fill out the form. The Range is open Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Share Your Sporting Pictures

Email your sporting pictures to to be featured in the Ocean Reef Press and on the Rod & Gun Club website. Visit and click “Photo Gallery” to check it out!