Rules of Eligibility

Determine who can apply. 


Read below to discover who is eligible for the Gene Doyle Adventure Scholarship

Any Collier County, FL student in the Junior or Senior year of high school or first year of college between the ages of 16 and 21 at the date of application are eligible to apply for the adventure scholarship. Note: You must be a junior, senior or college freshman at the time of application.

Applicants must attend or have graduated from a Collier County, Florida high school.

All applicants must be Collier County residents who are avid dreamers with a taste for high adventure and a love of life and nature that inspires those around them.


Tournament Co-Chairs

Claudine Auclair (239)595-2394

Normand Giguere (239)249-0453


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The 22nd Annual Gene Doyle Backcountry Release Fishing Tournament will be held May 3, 4 & 5, 2019.

Friday, May 3, 2019
7 pm – Anglers’ and Captains’ Meetings and Kickoff Party @ Sunshine Ace Hardware – downtown Store

Saturday, May 4, 2019
7 am – 2:30 pm – Fishing Day 1 from respective launch sites
 There will be no Score Posting Party Saturday evening – scores will be updated online

Sunday, May 5, 2019
7 am – 2:30 pm – Fishing Day 2 from respective launch sites
 6pm – Awards Banquet @ Naples Sailing & Yacht Club, 896 River Point Dr., Naples


Application Deadline: Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Finalist Interviews: Thursday, March 7, 2019

Winners Announced: Friday, March 8, 2019

Tournament Chair 
John Paulich

Tournament Headquarters
Phone: (239) 776-9400

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Gene Doyle

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