Annual fishing rodeo raises funds for Alzheimer’s research

Posted at 1:34 PM, Jun 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-10 14:34:16-04

Anglers in Abbeville are fishing for memories while raising funds for Alzheimer’s disease research.

The annual fishing rodeo started midnight Thursday with nightly weigh-ins each evening at the Abbeville Harbor and Terminal. 

Winners receive cash prizes in 16 saltwater categories, including both inshore and offshore fish. 

The event concludes today with a live auction and awards ceremony. 

Aside from some friendly competition, Fishing for Memories hopes to raise awareness of Alzheimer’s disease while supporting those living with the disease and their caregivers.