Block Island Times: The beer company PBR [Pabst Blue Ribbon] sent representatives to a Tourism Council meeting Tuesday, March 6, to talk about a new fishing tournament the company is planning to sponsor on the island this year.
The 2012 Block Island Striped Bass Tournament will run from June 1 to July 7, said PBR’s Rob Reilly, and offer $25,000 in prize money, with separate categories for largest fish and on-shore fishermen. The tourney will cover state waters and the principal weigh-in station will be on Block Island. Entry will be $30. Organizers envision it as an annual event.
“We want this to be a community event,” said Reilly. “Hopefully for years to come this will be something you can take pride in.”