Iberia Rod and Gun Club will hold its 60th annual Saltwater Fourth of July Fishing Rodeo

The Iberia Rod and Gun Club will hold its 60th annual Saltwater Fourth of July Fishing Rodeo July 4-6, at Quintana Landing, La. 319, at Cypremort Point.

Fishermen compete in four divisions: Junior, Inside, Diving and Offshore. Species vary for each division. Participants can start fishing at 12:01 a.m. on Thursday. Offshore divisions may depart no sooner than noon on Wednesday. Scales will be open under the pavilion from 3 - 6 p.m. on Thursday, 1 - 6 p.m. on Friday, and 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Saturday. Food and beverages will be sold on site.

Trophies will be awarded after closing of the scales on Saturday. “Each fish is worth $500 and there are 14 fish in that division,” said event planner Chad LeBlanc. “We will be giving away over $10,000 in cash and prizes.”

Every child who weighs in a fish in the Junior division will be eligible to win one of five lifetime fishing licenses. Event organizers will hold a drawing on July 6 after closing of the scales. Participants must be present to win.

To celebrate the event’s 60th anniversary, a fais-do-do will close the event on Saturday with performances by Leroy Thomas & The Zydeco Runners and The Bad Boys Band from 6 p.m. to midnight under the pavilion.

Anglers can purchase tickets at Cajun Guns & Tackle, Dago’s, Hebert’s Mini-Mart and Iberia Outboard & Marine Service. The Iberia Rod and Gun Club will sell Calcutta tickets at its Boat Captain’s Supper held on July 2 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at the American Legion’s Hall in Lydia, La.

For more information, contact Joshua St. Germain, 337-380-7222, irgc2012@yahoo.com, Facebook.com/pages/Iberia-Rod-Gun-Club/343405359060080

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