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10 Things You Need to Know About Fish For A Cure 2020

  1. “Quarantine Doesn’t Stop Cancer”

During these unprecedented times, patients undergoing a cancer diagnosis and treatment in our community need our help now more than ever with your support of Fish For A Cure. The Cancer Survivorship Program at Anne Arundel Medical Center’s Geaton and JoAnn DeCesaris Cancer Institute provides a critically needed lifeline for our patients and their families throughout the experience of living with, through and beyond cancer.

“Unfortunately, cancer won’t wait until this pandemic ends. We are here to navigate you through your journey during these trying times safely. Your health and safety remain our first priority.” – Dr. Adam Riker, Chair of Oncology at AAMC’s Geaton and JoAnn DeCesaris Cancer Institute

Thanks to you, our #F4ACQuaranteam, every dollar raised through F4AC and the Paul C. Dettor Captain’s Challenge directly impacts this life changing cancer care program for our friends, loved ones, and neighbors. For more information about getting involved, email


  1. F4AC 2020 is going virtual

To follow guidelines by the CDC and keep social distancing practices in place due to COVID-19, our 14th Annual F4AC Tournament, Paul C. Dettor Captain’s Challenge, and Shore Party will be hosted digitally this year.

Although we won’t be gathering in person, you can count on:

  • Fierce fishing and fundraising competition among friends in support of cancer care in our community
  • all the essentials for your own F4AC festivities to celebrate a great day on the Bay
  • the energetic and fun spirit of F4AC that we are so well known


  1. Catch & Release Tournament with Coastal Conservation Association Maryland

For the health and safety of our participants with social distancing guidelines outlined by the CDC in place, this year’s F4AC Tournament will be Catch & Release only and supported by Coastal Conservation Association Maryland. Using the iAngler smartphone app, anglers can easily upload a photo of their catch for tournament submission. Winning angler announcements will be made during our F4AC Virtual Shore Party.

What does this mean for the fishing competition?

  • more chances to win cool prizes with additional fishing divisions
  • more time on the water with our extended 5:00pm deadline for fish photo submissions
  • more time to trek to your favorite fishing hot spots without a ‘at the dock’ deadline


  1. The Captain’s Meeting location has changed

Our F4AC Captain’s Meeting will take place on Wednesday, November 4th from 4:00pm to 7:30pm at the Annapolis Maritime Museum. To keep safe social distancing measures in place, all registered crews will have a designated time to pick up their Captain’s bucket, signature t-shirts, and enjoy bites and brews.

Tune in later that evening with an interactive live stream with our F4AC crew, expert fishing guides, and our partners at Coastal Conservation Association Maryland to learn our 2020 Tournament rules and procedures. More details coming soon.


  1. Our Captain’s Buckets will be even more off the hook!

In addition to our F4AC signature long sleeve t-shirts and great swag from our F4AC corporate partners, our Captain’s buckets donated by AllTackle will feature additional items from some of our favorite local businesses, including:

  • Blue Crab Cupcakes
  • Sloop Betty Vodka courtesy of Blackwater Distilling
  • NautiLife Wine
  • a custom F4AC Kanga Cooler
  • Red, white, and blue F4AC gear
  • And more….


  1. What you can expect from our F4AC Virtual Shore Party

We may not be gathering in person this year but it doesn’t mean we won’t celebrate another incredible year of fishing and fundraising for a great cause! Captains and anglers can party in the location of their choice with our F4AC Portable Party Pack while streaming our F4AC program throughout the evening highlighting:

  • most on bucks on boats in the Paul C. Dettor Captain’s Challenge
  • F4AC tournament winners
  • fish tales and photos from the water

Make it social- Our F4AC Shore Party sells out every year, but with our online format, even more of your friends can join the party digitally. Stay connected with F4AC on Facebook for more details.


  1. F4AC Portable Party Pack Promo

We are partnering with Ken’s Creative Kitchen to bring the Shore Party to you! Even though we can’t hit the deck together, our F4AC Portable Party Packs will have everything your crew needs to enjoy an evening of food and festivities to celebrate another incredible year of fishing and fundraising to support cancer care. Our F4AC Portable Party Pack (a $600 value) includes a beautifully packaged assortment of:

  • Premium beer and wine
  • A Pusser’s Painkiller kit
  • Gourmet goods
  • Savory appetizers
  • Decadent dessert
  • And more….


  1. Check out our online silent auction

Shop our F4AC online silent auction with ease from your home, the boat, or the dock with the convenience of your smartphone. Featuring high value items and experiences to win from local businesses and community partners, you can outbid your friends with all proceeds supporting a great cause.

The online auction will run from noon on Wednesday, October 4th through 9:00pm on Saturday November 7th.


  1. The Marina Challenge is underway

Help your favorite marina win bragging rights by including your marina of choice during boat registration.  Herrington Harbour Marina Resorts took the title in 2019 and we look forward to seeing who comes out on top as a F4AC favorite in 2020.


  1. Registration is now open

Get onboard with F4AC 2020 by registering your boat today. The deadline for registration is Friday, October 30th at 5:00pm. Our 2020 Fish For A Cure Tournament, Paul C. Dettor Captain’s Challenge, and Shore Party may look and feel a little different this year due to COVID1-19 but it is guaranteed to be the don’t miss event of the year.

For more information getting involved, contact or 443-481-4587.