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First Dorado Weighed in at Balboa Angling Club
Amy Elliot, Balboa Angling Club
July 12, 2013 Newport Beach, CA : The first dorado of the season was weighed in at the Balboa Angling Club on Friday. Clarke Smith is a long time member of the BAC and as such, the first Dorado of the season earns him the First Dorado Flag. And, its just in time for our Helen Smith Offshore Tournament scheduled for August 2nd and 3rd.

The Helen Smith Offshore Tournament was named for the long time Balboa Angling Club Secretary, Helen Smith who served the club from 1963 to 1999. Helen had a love for fishing and the club and when she passed away in 2000, the Offshore Tournament was named in her honor. Dorado, Tuna, Yellowtail and Albacore are the species to catch for this tournament using up to 30# Line Class Maximum. The line will be tested at the Balboa Angling Club, you may test your line before the tournament or after. Anglers will be fishing from 12:01 a.m. on Friday to Saturday at 4:00 p.m. with weigh slips due at the club by closing (5:00 p.m.) Sunday, August 4th.

1st Place trophies will be awarded in each of the Categories Tuna (includes Yellow Fin, Blue Fin and Big Eye), Albacore, Dorado and Yellowtail. The Awards Party will be held on August 22nd at the BAC at 5:30 p.m.

Were starting all the fun with a kick-off party to be held July 31st at 5:30 p.m. at the Balboa Angling Club. Its a potluck and everyone is welcome. Bring a friend and join the fun.

If youre interested in joining the Balboa Angling Club, stop by the clubhouse located in Balboa just down the street from the Balboa Pavilion and next to Hills Boat Service at 200 A Street, or call 949.673.6316 or check out the website at

For more information contact:
Amy Elliott
Balboa Angling Club
200 A Street Balboa, CA 92661
949.673.6316 phone 949.673.6384 fax