- From 11 Sat Jul 2015 to 14 Tue Jul 2015 July 11, 2015 July 14, 2015 Parrot Key Resort
Del Brown Permit Tournament
ermit-fishing virtuoso Del Brown racked up his 500th catch well after his 80th birthday, but the milestone didn’t stop him from continuing to seek the elusive sport fish. Flats-fishing enthusiasts are invited to emulate the late angler by pitting their skills against Florida Keys permit during the Del Brown Invitational Permit Tournament, scheduled Saturday through Tuesday, July 11-14.
The tournament angler who catches the greatest total inches of permit on fly on the flats earns the title of grand champion. Awards also await the grand champion guide, runner-up grand champion and the angler who catches the event’s largest permit.
As well as releasing more than 500 permit during his lifetime, international fishing figure Brown invented the Del Brown Permit Fly, also called the Merkin. The tournament named in his honor is now in its 15th year.
The Del Brown Invitational Permit Tournament is to begin with a kick-off dinner and captains meeting at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, July 11, at La Trattoria Oceanside, 3593 S. Roosevelt Blvd.
The fly-only angling action is scheduled Sunday through Tuesday, July 12-14. An awards ceremony is set for approximately 5 p.m. Tuesday at Hurricane Hole Marina, 5130 Overseas Highway on Stock Island.
The tournament’s entry fee is $1,500 per angler and the event is limited to 20 boats. Professionals and guides are allowed to compete as well.
Information and registration: www.delbrown.com, 305-360-6969 or 305-744-0903