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Join local anglers in a charity tournament to benefit the Channel 3 Kids Camp.
By Toby Lapinski  |  June 23, 2017

Want a great day out on the water while also helping kids? Anglers are invited to sign up for the Connecticut Charter Party Boat Association’s (CCPBA) 2nd Annual Deep Sea Fishing Tournament to benefit Channel 3 Kids Camp.

CCPBA boats will gather at Mago Point Marina in Waterford, Connecticut on July 25 and take participating anglers out for an afternoon of fishing on beautiful Long Island Sound. The entry fee of $75 per angler includes the 4-hour fishing trip with bait and tackle and a captain’s bag filled with an event t-shirt, program book and gifts provided by Presenting Sponsor Raymarine, Gold Sponsor, The Fisherman and Bronze Sponsors ABC Supply Co. Action Air and Cabela’s.

On July 25, 2017 registered anglers will board CCPBA boats (that will have come from ports including New London, Clinton, Niantic, Waterford and Groton) at Mago Point Marina. After all charter boats have been loaded a shotgun start will be held at 1 PM. Charter boats will fish proximal to one another and fish for largest scup, fluke and black sea bass. A CCPBA party boat will host Channel 3 cameras along with WFSB Channel 3 New London Bureau Chief, Kevin Hogan. At the end of the fishing period, all charter boats will return together. Anglers will weigh their largest fish and compete for trophies and prizes.

NEW for 2017 - "Fishing with Fisch"
You listen to him every morning on Radio WMRQ 104.1 FM, well here is your chance to fish alongside David Fisch (also the event’s Grand Marshall.) Five guests can "Fish with Fisch" on a full service CCPBA charter boat. David Fisch’s charter boat will lead the other 17 party and charter boats out to the fishing grounds and you can be part of it. Catered lunch is included in the price, and the $2000 donation is eligible for tax deduction.

To register... go to the registration form, register one person for $75.00 and select the "Fish with Fisch" package for $1925. A total of $2000.00 will be billed to your credit card. This will be an experience that you will not soon forget!

The tournament was a sellout last year, so those wanting to learn more and register should go to CTSportfishing.com today to reserve your spot. Proceeds will again benefit Channel 3 Kids Camp.

If you would like a chance to win a pair of free tickets good for one adult and one child on the day of the tournament, send an email to
info@thefisherman.com and include your name and a contact phone number. Also, please include "CHANNEL 3 KIDS CAMP" in the subject line. If selected you will be paired up with one of the 17 participating boats from the Connecticut Charter & Party Boat Association on July 25 so please be sure that you'll be able to attend the event if you enter. Emails will be accepted until Friday, July 7 at noon and the winners will be announced in the July 13 Video Fishing Forecast which will be shot live in Orlando, FL at the International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades, better known as ICAST. Good luck!

About the Connecticut Charter Party Boat Association
The Connecticut Charter Party Boat Association is composed of 40 charter boats fishing in the Western, Central, and Eastern Long Island Sound. Their captains have verified credentials and are held to the highest standards. Member captains donate their time, their boats, mates and proven fishing techniques. For more information on the CCPBA, please visit www.CTSportfishing.com.

About the Channel 3 Kids Camp
In 1910, The Harrison B. Freeman family, in collaboration with the Union for Home Work in Hartford, began its tradition of providing a summer camping experience for city children at their summer home, the Almada Lodge. In 1920, the Hartford Times assumed full responsibility for the program. In 1931, the Freeman family and the Hartford Times deeded the camp over to a newly formed charitable corporation, The Almada Lodge - Times Farm Camp Corporation, with 501 (c) (3) nonprofit status.

In 1976 when the Hartford Times ceased publication, WFSB Channel 3, then located in downtown Hartford, stepped forward to serve as the media partner for the camp, renaming it the Channel 3 Country Camp. While Channel 3 has been a dedicated media partner for more than 37 years, we are not owned by the station, nor do they pay our expenses.

Now, Channel 3 Kids Camp is entering its 106th year of serving children. During that time, we have consistently and successfully offered an inclusive camping experience for all children and youth throughout our region and from a variety of backgrounds. Through the remarkable generosity of the public and other funding sources, the camp has grown from serving 20 campers in 1910 to serving more than 3,500 children year-round on our 150 acre campus located in Andover and Coventry.

Channel 3 Kids Camp programming focuses on helping children develop personally and interpersonally. Our program focuses on fostering the skills necessary for personal, social, and career-related success. These skills include character development, interpersonal skills, life skills, health-related behaviors, conflict resolution skills, communication skills, leadership skills, and management skills. Activities related to service learning are used to encourage civic participation and cooperation as well as career-related skills such as leadership and management. The Channel 3 Kids Camp’s programs are based on the latest research on the importance of recreational and educational opportunities for children from all walks of life throughout the year.

Channel 3 Kids Camp believes that ALL children deserve a camp experience. Its mission is to provide fun year-round opportunities to children of all abilities, families, and communities through recreational and educational programs that promote diversity, acceptance, and environmental appreciation. The nonprofit is located in Andover Connecticut on 150 wooded acres. Visit www.channel3kidscamp.org to learn more about these opportunities.

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