Gene Doyle

Memorial Foundation

“The Gene Doyle Adventure Scholarship has let me peek into all of the adventure that lies out there in the world waiting for me.”

-Dustin Kahler, 2003 Scholarship Recipient

The Gene Doyle Memorial Foundation

The Gene Doyle Memorial Foundation was created to honor the memory and adventurous spirit of Robert Eugene “Gene” Doyle, III (1976-1996).

Each year, the foundation awards three Gene Doyle Adventure Scholarships, which help deserving Collier County students to undertake the adventures of their dreams. Click for more information, including 2018 details and deadlines.

Adventure Scholarships are supported by proceeds from the annual Gene Doyle Backcountry Catch and Release Fishing Tournament. The Gene Doyle Memorial Foundation, Inc., is recognized by the IRS as a tax-exempt charity under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions are tax deductible as allowed by law.

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The Gene Doyle Memorial Foundation

The Gene Doyle Memorial Foundation was created to honor the memory and adventurous spirit of Robert Eugene “Gene” Doyle, III (1976-1996).

Each year, the foundation awards three Gene Doyle Adventure Scholarships, which help deserving Collier County students to undertake the adventures of their dreams. Click for more information, including 2018 details and deadlines.

Adventure Scholarships are supported by proceeds from the annual Gene Doyle Backcountry Catch and Release Fishing Tournament. The Gene Doyle Memorial Foundation, Inc., is recognized by the IRS as a tax-exempt charity under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions are tax deductible as allowed by law.

Scholarship

A traditional scholarship may typically be academically based, but The Gene Doyle Adventure Scholarship is designed to be as nontraditional and unique as was Gene himself.

Tournament

The  annual Gene Doyle Fishing Tournament emerged as a perfect fundraising event for the Gene Doyle Adventure Scholarship, where anglers target redfish, snook and trout and compete for 21 top prizes,.

Foundation

Simply put, it is the goal of the Gene Doyle Memorial Foundation to keep Gene’s spirit alive by cultivating and supporting kindred spirits who share his love of life and nature. 

Scholarship

A traditional scholarship may typically be academically based, but The Gene Doyle Adventure Scholarship is designed to be as nontraditional and unique as was Gene himself.

Tournament

The  annual Gene Doyle Fishing Tournament emerged as a perfect fundraising event for the Gene Doyle Adventure Scholarship, where anglers target redfish, snook and trout and compete for 21 top prizes,.

Foundation

Simply put, it is the goal of the Gene Doyle Memorial Foundation to keep Gene’s spirit alive by cultivating and supporting kindred spirits who share his love of life and nature. 

Fishing Tournament Gallery

Adventure Scholarship Gallery

Social

Gene Doyle Fishing Tournament
Gene Doyle Fishing Tournament2 months ago
Happy Birthday Gene! We miss you! Your spirit lives on with the 70 adventure scholarship recipients and in the hearts of the many family and friends that knew and love you!
Gene Doyle Fishing Tournament
Gene Doyle Fishing Tournament3 months ago
Adult Largest Redfish -Karysia Demarest – 25” redfish caught 10/13
Adult Largest Snook - Matt McLean – 28” snook caught 10/11
Adult Largest Trout - Matt McLean – 17” trout caught 10/11
Adult Largest Largemouth Bass no entry
Youth Largest Redfish - Heidi McLean – 20” redfish caught 10/9
Youth Largest Snook - Aaron Carroll – 21” snook caught 10/14
Youth Largest Trout - no entry
Youth Largest Largemouth Bass - no entry
Best Photograph - Mandy McLean – jumping snook
Most Outstanding Fish Ever Caught- on fly- Steve Yanisch – 28” brown trout on dry fly
Most Outstanding Fish Ever Caught - Andrew Foley – 180lb tarpon
Most Outstanding Fish Ever Caught – runner up - Aaron Carroll – 43” snook
Most Outstanding Fish Ever Caught – runner up - David Kern – 45” 25lb muskie
First Fish entered - John Casey – Jack Crevalle – caught 10/1
Drawing for 2021 Entry Casey King
Gene Doyle Fishing Tournament
Gene Doyle Fishing Tournament3 months ago
Best Photo for 2020 Virtual Tournament by Mandy McLean.

Documents and Contact

Tournament Registration
Scholarship Application
Contact Us

Tournament Chair 
John Paulich

Tournament Headquarters
Phone: (239) 776-9400

Tournament

The 21st Annual Gene Doyle Backcountry Release Fishing Tournament will be held April 27, 28 & 29, 2018.

Friday, April 27, 2018
7 pm – Anglers’ and Captains’ Meetings and Kickoff Party @ Sunshine Ace Hardware – downtown Store

Saturday, April 28, 2018
7 am – 2:30 pm – Fishing Day 1 from respective launch sites
 2017 -There will be no Score Posting Party Saturday evening – scores will be updated online

Scholarship

Application Deadline:  Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Finalist Interviews: Thursday, March 22, 2018

Announcement of Winners: Friday, March 23, 2018

Tournament Chair 
John Paulich

Tournament Headquarters
Phone: (239) 776-9400

Tournament Info

Scholarship Info

The Foundation

Gene Doyle