Sports & Recreation

FWC Proposes Catch-and-Release Only for Bonefish

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) proposed draft rules on Wednesday that would allow only catch-and-release fishing for bonefish, a premier saltwater game fish in Florida.  The proposed rules would also establish new provisions regarding the possession of bonefish by anglers and the possession and transport of bonefish during bonefish fishing tournaments.

FWC Considers Extending Alligator Hunting Hours

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) directed staff to advertise a rule amendment to extend alligator hunting hours. Commissioners will vote on it at their June meeting.

THE PLAYERS Championship Tickets Now on Sale

THE PLAYERS Championship Tickets Now on Sale

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Tickets are now on sale for the area's, and one of the nation's, premier golf tournaments.

The 2011 PLAYERS Championship will be played May 9-15 at its usual spot at the TPC Sawgrass Stadium Course.

Tickets are now on sale at the TPC clubhouse, area Publix stores, online from the PGA Tour and over the phone through Ticketmaster at 888-401-8000.

Publix stores in Duval, Nassau, Clay, St. Johns and Flagler counties in Florida and Camden and Glynn counties in Georgia are selling the following tickets:

  • Good Any One Day (Monday-Wednesday) Practice Round, $20
  • Daily Grounds (Thursday-Sunday), $50
  • Daily Parking Pass(Thursday-Sunday), $20
  • Weekly Grounds (Monday-Sunday), $135
  • Weekly Parking Pass(Thursday-Sunday), $75

Tickets for clubhouse and hospitality access are available online and at the clubhouse.

Eighth Annual NEFAR Charity Bass Fishing Tournament Set For April 30

Eighth Annual NEFAR Charity Bass Fishing Tournament Set For April 30

For the eighth consecutive year, the Northeast Florida Association of Realtors (NEFAR) will raise funds for the Haven Hospice Roberts Care Center in Palatka through a catch-and-release Charity Bass Fishing Tournament on April 30. NEFAR donates one hundred percent of all proceeds raised to Haven Hospice and has donated more than $124,000 during the past seven years.

Jacksonville Car & Truck Show

Jacksonville Car & Truck Show

The hottest new and exotic automobiles will steer towards North Florida when the Jacksonville International Car and Truck Show returns February 18-20, 2011  at the Prime Osborn Convention Center. 

Gate River Run Entry Forms Now Available

The official Gate River Run entry forms and training schedules are now available for the 34th running of Jacksonville’s premier running tradition on Saturday, March 12, 2011, announced Race Director Doug Alred.  More than 20,000 people annually take to the streets in Jacksonville’s largest participatory sporting event, which includes four popular races through some of Jacksonville’s most scenic neighborhoods.  Gate River Run is the largest 15K in the country.

Coast Guard Auxiliary Holds Free One-Day Boating Safety Classes

The Coast Guard Auxiliary in Green Cove Springs in concert with the Clay County Sheriff’s Office holds FREE one-day Boating Safety Classes one Saturday a month from 9:00AM to 4:00 PM at its base of operations off State Rd 16E in the Reynolds Industrial Center, 910 Roland Avenue.