FISHING TOURNAMENT

Group with scholarship check

Make a splash with us at our 15th annual Fishing Tournament and Dock Party! To celebrate the tournament’s 15th anniversary, we hope to award more scholarships to our deserving students than ever before. Your participation is essential in making that happen!

Whether you’re vying for the biggest catch of the day or celebrating dockside, we’re all united in a great cause – reeling in dollars for student scholars!

ABOUT THE TOURNAMENT

In 2002, Jose Perez de Corcho ’93 and Jose Bofill ’90, both passionate FIU alumnae and avid fishermen, were looking for a creative way to give back to the university. Their initiative, combined with support from TotalBank, brought the Fishing Tournament & Dock Party to life. What began as a modest competition between friends has evolved, raising over $140,000 for student scholarships in the process!

The money raised through sponsorships and boat registrations benefits the FIU Alumni Association's Scholarship Fund. Scholarships include the Legacy Scholarship, awarded to students whose parents, grandparents or siblings are graduates of the University, and the Panther Pride Scholarship, awarded to students demonstrating outstanding involvement in campus life and activities. The cost to participate in the tournament is $400 per boat with a maximum of four anglers and $50 for each additional angler in the same boat.

The tournament features fishing for Dolphin, however, prizes are also awarded for the biggest fun fish, including Wahoo, Tuna or Kingfish.

DOCK PARTY

If fishing isn’t your thing, we have a great option for you, too! The fun continues back on land, and there’s something for everyone. After the tournament, join your FIU Alumni Association for the Dock Party to support student scholarships! In addition to recognizing our Fishing Tournament winners and celebrating the 2017 Alumni Association Scholarship recipients, we invite you to enjoy music, food, drinks, giveaways, special appearances and so much more.

Bring your friends and family! The Dock Party is open to the public.

"Scholarships make it possible for many of our students to pursue an education. Helping meet that need is a great feeling."Duane Wiles, Alumni Association Executive Director

Register

Boats on the water

Thursday, June 1, 5:30 p.m. 

Captain's Party

Location: Coral Gables Banking Center

2020 Ponce De Leon Boulevard

Coral Gables, FL 33134

Time: 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 3

FIU Scholarship Fishing Tournament & Dock Party

Lines in: 7 a.m.

Weigh-in: 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Dock Party: 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Boat Registration

$400
$50 per additional angler

Fees are valid prior to the Captain’s Party on June 1

Each angler will receive a commemorative fishing tournament shirt, admission to the dock party and much more! 

Dock Party Tickets

$10 Pre-registration by June 1
$5 children ages 3 to 12

Event Location


Shake-A-Leg Miami

2620 S Bayshore Drive

Miami, FL 33133

Tournament Prizes

Click here for the official rules. 

prize winners

MOST AGGREGATE DOLPHIN WEIGHT
$2,000 + Trophy

2ND PLACE MOST AGGREGATE DOLPHIN WEIGHT
$500

LARGEST DOLPHIN
$2000

2ND PLACE LARGEST DOLPHIN
$250

LARGEST JUNIOR AGES 11-15
$75 El Capitan Gift Certificate

2ND PLACE JUNIOR AGES 11-15
$50 El Capitan Gift Certificate

3RD PLACE JUNIOR AGES 11-15
$25 El Capitan Gift Certificate

LARGEST JUNIOR AGES 10 AND UNDER
$75 El Capitan Gift Certificate

2ND PLACE JUNIOR AGES 10 AND UNDER
$50 El Capitan Gift Certificate

3RD PLACE JUNIOR AGES 10 AND UNDER
$25 El Capitan Gift Certificate

LARGEST LADIES DOLPHIN
$500

LARGEST FUN FISH
$250

13th Annual Fishing Tournament Video Recap

Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

  • TotalBank

Gold Sponsor

  • GEICO

Blue Sponsors

  • Capt. Eddie's
  • El Capitan
  • Mercedez-Benz
  • Solo Printing

Friends of FIU & In-Kind Sponsors

  • Wynwood

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