Sports & Recreation

FWC Proposes Catch-and-Release Only for Bonefish

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) proposed draft rules on Wednesday that would allow only catch-and-release fishing for bonefish, a premier saltwater game fish in Florida.  The proposed rules would also establish new provisions regarding the possession of bonefish by anglers and the possession and transport of bonefish during bonefish fishing tournaments.

FWC Considers Extending Alligator Hunting Hours

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) directed staff to advertise a rule amendment to extend alligator hunting hours. Commissioners will vote on it at their June meeting.

Saint Augustine Man Finishes in Top 10 of Bass Fishing Tournament

Walmart FLW Tour pro Brandon McMillanof Belle Glade, Fla., caught a five-bass limit weighing 25 pounds, 7 ounces Sunday to win $125,000 at the Walmart FLW Tour presented by Evinrude on Lake Okeechobee with a four-day catch of 20 bass weighing 106-10. McMillan’s total weight set a new FLW Tour record for heaviest total tournament weight caught.

THE PLAYERS Championship Tickets Now on Sale

THE PLAYERS Championship Tickets Now on Sale

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Tickets are now on sale for the area's, and one of the nation's, premier golf tournaments.

The 2011 PLAYERS Championship will be played May 9-15 at its usual spot at the TPC Sawgrass Stadium Course.

Tickets are now on sale at the TPC clubhouse, area Publix stores, online from the PGA Tour and over the phone through Ticketmaster at 888-401-8000.

Publix stores in Duval, Nassau, Clay, St. Johns and Flagler counties in Florida and Camden and Glynn counties in Georgia are selling the following tickets:

  • Good Any One Day (Monday-Wednesday) Practice Round, $20
  • Daily Grounds (Thursday-Sunday), $50
  • Daily Parking Pass(Thursday-Sunday), $20
  • Weekly Grounds (Monday-Sunday), $135
  • Weekly Parking Pass(Thursday-Sunday), $75

Tickets for clubhouse and hospitality access are available online and at the clubhouse.

This Weekend in St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra & The Beaches Feb. 4 - 6

FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK

Enjoy the latest exhibits, music, entertainment and refreshments at more than 20 St. Augustine art galleries.  Park for free at the San Sebastian Winery, 157 King Street, where sightseeing trains and trolleys offer free round-trips to the heart of the art district - or go on your own self-guided art walk.  Galleries are open from 5 to 9 p.m.  For more information, call 904.829.0065 or visit www.artgalleriesofstaugustine.com.

St. Johns Golf Club to host FREE Demo Day on February 19th

St. Johns Golf Club is hosting a free Demo Day on Saturday, February 19th from 11 am to 3 pm.  The club will have representatives from top industry manufacturers available to demonstrate their newest products. The Demo Day event is free and open to the public. Golfers of all levels are welcome.

Eighth Annual NEFAR Charity Bass Fishing Tournament Set For April 30

Eighth Annual NEFAR Charity Bass Fishing Tournament Set For April 30

For the eighth consecutive year, the Northeast Florida Association of Realtors (NEFAR) will raise funds for the Haven Hospice Roberts Care Center in Palatka through a catch-and-release Charity Bass Fishing Tournament on April 30. NEFAR donates one hundred percent of all proceeds raised to Haven Hospice and has donated more than $124,000 during the past seven years.