The 6th Annual David Partridge Memorial Big Bass Tournament will be held Saturday, May 5 at the North Station research ponds. Anyone associated with the AU fisheries department is welcome and may bring friends or family. Several of the ponds will be open for fishing and the largest bass and bream will win a nice rod/reel combo. The fish caught during the tournament will be fried that evening. Please be at the pavilion on county road 46 by 12:30PM. The fee to attend this event is $25 per person over 16. Boats are welcome.
This event is in memory of David Guy Partridge who died in 2007. David was a masters student in Sport Fisheries Management at Auburn and served 10 years as a fisheries biologist for Georgia DNR. David’s contribution to the fisheries management in Georgia was outstanding. David was also an avid
outdoorsman who respected the natural resource and understood the importance of conservation and its education. David was also a competitive fisherman and loved fishing tournaments!
All proceeds from this tournament will go to the David Partridge Memorial Endowment at Auburn University. This endowment generates an annual award that is available to fisheries graduate students studying the conservation and management of recreational fisheries. Last year’s tournament generated $2,250 for the endowment. Lily Wilson, daughter of Dr. Alan Wilson, caught the big bass, 6 lbs and
Come join us this year to fellowship with the AU fisheries family and enjoy a fun day fishing the ponds. Registration forms must be filled out and returned by April 30. If you have any questions about the event, call Graves Lovell at 334-312-3166.