By Bill King, Director #1467

To our Members and Red Drum Anglers,

As one of the Co-Chairman for this year’s RDT, please allow me to share how excited I, the RDT Steering Committee and the entire Board of Directors is about the 10-year anniversary of our Red Drum Tournament. Much planning and thought has gone into making our tournament the very best fishing experience for you.

As last year’s tournament banquet was ending, and with Dave Joyner’s announcement to our President Bill Smith of his stepping away and retiring as the Director of this long running event, the Board was faced with quite a challenge. Dave had shared his basic “action plan” with the Board and told us we would be fine using his outline. How right he was.

President Bill Smith appointed a Red Drum Steering Committee consisting of seven folks with the concurrence of the BOD. We began meeting and working throughout the winter to build onto what Dave had put together - with a few “new” improvements and upgrades. We appreciate those who offered ideas and suggestions left in our comments box at last year’s banquet. We hope you see yours incorporated in this year’s event.


DATES  October 24- 27, 2018
AWARDS INCREASED  To celebrate our 10th anniversary we are expanding prizes to $10K in value
NEW PRIZE CATEGORIES  Daily Award for 2nd Longest Drum at $300 value per day
Senior Award for 2nd Longest Drum - $300 value
Youth Award for 2nd Longest Drum - $250 value
Youth Award for Longest Bluefish - $175 value
Youth Award for Longest Sea Mullet - $175 value
INCREASED AWARD Most Red Drum Caught - $900 value
EXPANSION TO RAMP 43 We will expand to Ramp 43 (left of ramp), based on judge availability 
NEW AWARDS BANQUET VENUE/TIME  Beach Klub at Koru Village from 4:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. 
  Doors open at 3:00 P.M. for Vendor Show
This is a covered facility with handicap ramp next to the Avon Pier.
  The change in location is to allow you to get on the road a little earlier. 
VENDOR SHOW  We are excited to offer a vendor show 
WEDNESDAY MEETING CHANGE Instead of the Wednesday dinner, we will host a Judges, New Angler meeting,
  which will include light snacks, at the Avon Fire Department 
REGISTRATION HEADQUARTERS  Registration will once again be at Frank n' Fran's 
TOMMY FARMER CASTING CLINIC  We are thrilled award-winning Tommy Farmer will once again host a casting clinic 

Click Here to download and print registration form 

Click Here to Register on-line

Click Here to download and print tournament rules 

Click Here for tournament prizes