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15th annual fishing tournament and derby

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The 15th annual fishing tournament and derby, put on by the Matlacha Hookers, was held at the Olde Fish House Marina on Sunday.

Fishermen were out on Pine Island hoping to catch fish; but more importantly, they wanted to reel in some cash for Pine Island Elementary School.

Organizers say 100 kids and over 50 adults participated in the tournament Sunday morning. It is one of the island's biggest fundraisers.

The kids' tournament started at 7:30 a.m. The adults threw their lines in after.

A final weigh-in will determine the winner of the fishing tournament. However, the real winner is the elementary school.

Organizers say they have raised thousands of dollars in the past and hope to do the same this year.

In the past, the money raised was used to help pay for things such as the library and playground.

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