The organizers of the Presidential Challenge Charitable Foundation have announced the formation of a new event: the Presidential Women’s World Virtual Fishing Challenge. While dates have not been set at this time, it’s scheduled to occur in early 2022 and will be open to women anglers around the world, with no age limit. Since the event is virtual, scoring will take place using the CaptApp application, which verifies catches using video and geo-location, among many other features—cellular reception is not required for the app to operate. Eligible species will include all billfish species (100 percent release) as well as mahimahi and tuna, which may be weighed or measured. To encourage females of all skill levels to participate to, the rules will include a “hook and hand” provision.
“Based on the success of our Flamingo Fishing Rodeo last year, which was virtual and powered by CaptApp, we decided to continue to promote women anglers through this event,” says coordinator Joan Vernon. “Each team will fish for a set number of hours in their home waters anywhere in the world, and record their catches using CaptApp for this tournament. We expect a great turnout and a very fun time for everyone involved.” Proceeds from the event will benefit several worthy charitable and conservation-based organizations.
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