Matanzas on the Bay hosts 10th Annual Fillet and Release tournament Sept. 20 to benefit Hope Hospice

Matanzas on the BayMatanzas on the Bay, a waterfront restaurant located on Fort Myers Beach, is hosting the 10th Annual Fillet and Release Fishing Tournament on Sept. 20. More than 500 anglers are expected to participate in the light tackle, inshore fishing tournament with shotgun start at 7 a.m. and boats returning by 3 p.m. Last year’s event raised more than $16,000 to benefit Hope Hospice.

During weigh-in, participants can participate in a raffle to benefit Hope Hospice. A dinner and awards ceremony will follow. Winners are determined by total weight of fish caught. Eligible species include Redfish and Snook, and all fish will be released following weigh in. The entry fee is $250 per team with a maximum of four angler per boat. For more information

Matanzas on the Bay offers waterfront dining in a tropical setting on Estero Bay on Fort Myers Beach. Serving fresh seafood, steak and a full bar, the restaurant serves lunch and dinner daily, as well as caters to special occasions and private parties. The restaurant is located adjacent to the Matanzas Inn Resort waterfront accommodations, just steps away from the Fort Myers Beach entertainment district. To book your party or for more information, call 239-463-3838 or visit

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