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Entry Deadline Extended for 2017 ‘Ohana Fishing Tournament

July 23, 2017, 2:00 PM HST
* Updated July 23, 1:00 PM
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Kahana Itozaki shows off his 53-pound ulua at the weigh-ins of the ‘Ohana Shoreline Fishing Tournament. County of Hawai`i photo.

The Hawai‘i County Department of Parks and Recreation invites families and fishers of all ages to register for the 21st Annual ‘Ohana Shoreline Fishing Tournament scheduled for Aug. 18 to 20, 2017.

The registration deadline for entry into the tournament has been extended to July 31, 2017. Registration forms, along with tournament rules, are available at County Parks and Recreation facilities islandwide, S. Tokunaga Store in Hilo and J. Hara Store in Kurtistown. The forms can also be found online.

Completed forms must be submitted to the Recreation Division office at 799 Pi‘ilani Street in Hilo or postmarked no later than Monday, July 31, 2017. Registration forms received or postmarked after July 31, 2017, will be returned.

Separate divisions will be offered for children ages 5 to 12, teens, men, women, seniors 55 years and older, and families. There will also be a barbless circle hook challenge. The entry fee to compete is $25 or $30 depending on division. Registrants can make checks payable to: County of Hawai‘i Director of Finance.

Weigh-ins will be conducted during the tournament from noon until 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017, at the Honoka‘a Sports Complex at 45-451 Akia Street in Honoka‘a. Prizes and awards will be presented for the seven heaviest fish in each of the six divisions.

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For more information about the tournament, call Rodney Cambra at (808) 963-5302, Recreation Division office at (808) 961-8740, or Jayme Carvalho at (808) 936-4285.

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