Downtown Rotary Club of Springfield hosting catfish tournament

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SPRINGFIELD - The Downtown Rotary Club of Springfield is inviting central Illinois residents to attend its 6th annual John Montgomery Memorial Catfish Tournament on August 22.

The tournament will be held at Lake Springfield, with registration being held at the Lindsay Bridge Boat Ramp from 4:30 a.m. until 5:45 a.m.  The entry fee for this tournament is $100 per team, with all entry fees being used for prizes.  Participants will need to bring their own boat and gear.

Teams will have until 2:30 p.m. to catch the largest catfish they can.  The live fish will be weighed using an electronic scale and returned to the lake.  A maximum of 80 teams will be allowed to participate in this event.

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