Campbell and Brown to address SIFC
This coming Tuesday, April 13, the Sanibel Island Fishing Club will be
holding it’s monthly meeting, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the north room of
the Sanibel Community House, located at 2173 Periwinkle Way.
The featured speakers will begin their presentations at 7 p.m. sharp. There is no admission charge for the event and the angling public is cordially invited to attend.
This month’s speakers are Michael Campbell, coordinator of Lee County’s
Artificial Reef Program, and Capt. Brad Brown out of Fish Tale Marina on
Estero Island. Campbell will speak first and give the club an update on the
proposed nine-square mile marine protected zone (MPZ) Lee County is
currently planning. The zone will provide a catch-free habitat wherein
scientists can study the natural biology of grouper, snapper and pelagic
gulf fishes in order to better understand their behavior and growth
patterns. Marine Protected Zones are a growing trend throughout the world,
with New Zealand currently boasting more than two dozen of them.
Immediately following Campbell’s presentation will be a back bay angling demonstration by Capt. Brad Brown. Brown has been fishing since he was just a boy. He relocated to Florida 15 years ago, and has been fishing Estero Bay for over 10 years. He has been a part of several Fishing Tournament circuits, making a name for himself as Team of the Year in the local Flats Masters Series for 2008. Capt. Brad’s love of being on the water makes his occupation of choice a daily adventure. As he often says, “I love heading off to ‘the office!'”
For anglers interested in honing their skills on inshore angling, this will
be a presentation you won’t want to miss!
The Sanibel Island Fishing Club meets monthly through season, sponsors
several group outings, as well as lends support for various fishing-related
charities and organizations such as START, PURRE and the Sanibel Sea School.
For information on joining the club please contact Rol Campbell at 472-8994
or attend next Tuesday’s meeting. The Sanibel Island Fishing club has been
an active social club for more than 20 years on the island.
To learn more about the club, and to view our fish photos or explore our new fish recipe section, go to www.sanibelislandfishingclub.com .