Thanks to everyone who came over here and signed Capt. Gordon’s North Carolina Gill Net Ban Petition. The list to date of 273 signatures is a great start.
And thanks to Redington for donating a 7/8 Titanium CDL Reel.
A note before announcing the winner…
As mentioned, 273 signatures is a great start. But 1,000 would be a great finish. Some people out there could be asking the question, Why does an expat Floridian living in New York care what happens to a bunch of redfish in North Carolina?
It’s an easy answer. Despite all the once in a lifetime trips to remote outposts chasing after taimen or masheer or milkfish that we dream of and read about or eyeball in hi def, most of us spend 99 percent of our time fishing local. Here, where I live now, if stripers get torched again, that’s it, I’ll have to take up badminton. Coastal Carolina has redfish. It could have unbelievable redfish. Or it could have nothing. It’s not acceptable, anywhere. Fish local, help local.
[Quick selection explanation. I assigned every commenter a number, then used the random number generator from Random.org to pick the winner.]
The Redington Titanium goes to Michael Carroll of Texas (signer #160 on the petition.) I’ll email you for your info in order to ship your reel.
Thanks Michael and everyone else for signing. (The petition link will remain up top in the alert box for anyone who still wants to sign.)