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
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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.

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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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

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Results of 2020 Virtual Tournament

Youth – Largest Snook – Aaron Carroll – 21" snook caught 10/14
Youth – Largest Redfish – Heidi McLean – 20" redfish caught 10/9
Youth – Largest Trout – no entries

Adult – Largest Snook – Matt McLean – 28" snook caught 10/11
Adult – Largest Redfish – Karysia Demarest – 25"redfish 10/13
Adult – Largest Trout – Matt McLean – 17" trout caught 10/11

Fly Fishing – “Most Outstanding Ever Caught on Fly” – Steve Yanisch – 28-inch brown trout on dry fly

Best Photograph – Mandy McLean – photo of a jumping snook

Most Outstanding Fish Ever Caught – Andrew Foley – 180lb Tarpon

Most Outstanding Fish Ever Caught runner up
– Aaron Carroll – 43-inch snook

Most Outstanding Fish Ever Caught runner up
– David Kern – 45-inch, 25lb muskie

“First Fish” Award for first entry submitted – John Casey – Jack Crevalle caught 10/1

Drawing winner of free entry to the 2021 tournament: Casey King

Congratulations to all the winners!
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Winners are being calculated and announced soon!
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Today is the day! You have until midnight tonight, Oct. 20, 2020, to submit entries to our Virtual Tournament! We have seen some nice catches hit our inbox in the last 10 days and can't wait to announce the winners!

Documents and Contact

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

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