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Ocean fly-fishing tournament Saturday at Dockweiler State Beach to benefit Heal the Bay

May 8, 2009 | 10:37 am

 Sunset at Dockweiler State Beach in El Segundo.

The OneSurfFly Beach Classic, an ocean fly-fishing contest hosted by Fishermen's Spot fly-fishing store, will take place Saturday morning from 7-9 a.m. at Dockweiler State Beach, North parking lot.

The entry fee is $5, with 100% of the proceeds donated to Heal the Bay.

Check-in for this catch-and-release tournament is at 6 a.m. Participants are encouraged to arrive early, since there will be waiver forms to sign.

Participants must provide their own fly rods, reels and line and possess a valid California fishing license; also, bring eye protection.

Contestants must also bring one saltwater surf-fly pattern with them. All flies will go into a "grab bag," and each participant will pull one out to use for the competition, with no replacements for lost or damaged flies.

Trophies will be awarded in various categories, and each entry fee donation will entitle participants to receive one raffle ticket for a prize drawing to be held at Fishermen's Spot in Van Nuys after the tournament.

For more information, call the store at (818) 785-7306.

-- Kelly Burgess

Photo: Sunset at Dockweiler State Beach in El Segundo. Credit: Ken Hively / Los Angeles Times