join the invasion

April 23, 2022 | 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM

join the invasion

April 23, 2022 | 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
April 23, 2022
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Fishing for Scholarships

Join your fellow Berkeley Buccaneers at Westshore Yacht Club as we host the Fourth Annual Buccaneer Inshore Invasion Fishing Tournament, Presented by The Dettlaff Family. This event includes both guided and unguided sponsorship fishing experiences and a private poolside afterparty celebration for the whole family!

All proceeds from this event support the Endowed Alumni Scholarship Fund. Registration is open. Reserve your spot today! Trust us, you won’t want to miss out on this reel good time!

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New Tournament Contests

We have expanded our tournament contest categories to provide more opportunities for participants of all ages and experience levels. Trophies will be awarded in the following categories:

  • First Place Guided Team
  • First Place Unguided Team
  • Best Photo with Your Catch - 15 years and under
  • 50/50 Calcutta (Kids Fishing Pole Contest)
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details

Westshore Yacht Club Marina
6005 Beacon Shores Street
Tampa, FL 33616
Directions
Wednesday, April 20
Captains Party*
6:00-7:30 PM
*Hosted at Berkeley Preparatory School.
At least one member of each team must attend.
Saturday, April 23
Registration
7:45 AM
Tournament
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Poolside Afterparty and Awards
12:00-3:00 PM

tickets

Guided Boat

Full-day premiere package

$1,000

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Included check mark

Includes fishing licenses and supplies

Included check mark

Tournament Shirts

Included check mark

Pool Party lunch for four (4)

unGuided Boat

Requires your own boat

$500

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Not included X

Includes fishing licenses and supplies

Included check mark

Tournament Shirts

Included check mark

Pool Party lunch for four (4)

Pool Party

Does not include fishing

$50

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Not included X

Includes fishing licenses and supplies

Not included X

Tournament Shirts

Included check mark

Pool Party lunch for one (1)

faq

Do I have to have fishing experience?
Do I have to have fishing experience?

There is absolutely no fishing experience needed for this event. Wake up, show up, and have a great day out on the water. Your boat captain will come with all of the equipment and the license you need to participate. Unguided boats will be responsible for their own equipment and fishing license.

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How many people are allowed on each team?
How many people are allowed on each team?

Each team registration includes four participants. No more than four participants will be allowed on a guided boat. If you are fishing on your own vessel, you can pay an additional $75 to gain poolside access for one additional guest. Two meals and a tournament shirt will be provided. This individual is not considered a scoring member of the team.

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What is included in the registration fee?
What is included in the registration fee?

All team registrations include two meals per person, snacks for your time on the water, a tournament shirt, and access to the poolside afterparty. Guided experiences will also include fishing equipment and a license.

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What should I bring with me on the boat?
What should I bring with me on the boat?

Each team will need an official scorecard, provided at event check-in. Each boat will be provided a bag of light snacks, but participants should come prepared with supplemental snacks and all beverages needed to sustain them on the water for four hours. Additional items to consider include: hat, sunblock, towel, sunglasses, insect repellent, and swimsuit. Please note, fishing equipment will NOT be provided for unguided boats. Guided experiences will require all team members age nine and younger to provide their own life vest.

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Will food and beverages be provided?
Will food and beverages be provided?

Your registration will include a continental breakfast, a cookout style lunch, and non-alcoholic beverages. A cash bar will be available.

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What scoring system will be used?
What scoring system will be used?

Each team of four will receive a scorecard. This scorecard will have 12 different types of fish listed with point values assigned at random. The weight of your catch is not important; it’s all about the variety of what you reel in. Let the scavenger hunt begin!

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Can I invite friends and family to join me poolside?
Can I invite friends and family to join me poolside?

Absolutely! The more, the merrier. Poolside access can be purchased for $50 per person. The fee includes lunch and access to the pool during tournament hours.

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Can I bring my children to this event?
Can I bring my children to this event?

Absolutely! This is a friendly-family event, so we encourage you to bring your children along. Guided experiences will require all team members age nine and younger to provide their own life vest.

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What if I don't want to fish?
What if I don't want to fish?

Not a fan of fishing? Purchase a discounted Pool Party ticket to spend the day relaxing by the pool as we wait to welcome our fishing participants ashore.

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