2024 Larry Wilder Memorial Fishing Tournament

Since its inception in 2006, our annual fishing tournament has made a life-changing impact on the students and teachers of Hillsborough County.
Named after Larry Wilder, a passionate supporter of our public schools, this fishing tournament benefits Hillsborough Education Foundation and our mission to strengthen public education by providing school supplies to students in need, funding school and classroom enrichment grants, supporting a student scholarships and more!  Participating individuals and businesses will be contributing to students’ success in a very direct way.
This year’s event on April 5, 2024 will take place at Hula Bay Club
Food and beverages will be provided to participating anglers throughout the day.


Date: April 5, 2024
Location: Hula Bay Club (5210 W Tyson Ave, Tampa, FL 33611)

General Event Schedule
Registration & Breakfast: 8:30 a.m.
Boats Depart: 9:00 a.m.
Weigh In: 3:00 p.m.
Awards Ceremony & Lunch: 3:30 p.m.

Three Species Categories: Snook, Trout & Redfish
1st Place: Longest Fish of Species

2nd Place: 2nd Longest Fish of Species
3rd Place: 3rd Longest Fish of Species
Grand Slam: Largest Total of the Three (by one angler)
Guppy Award: Smallest Total of the Three (by one angler)


Registration can be submitted online. Payments may be made online at the time of registration. Please use the promo code “INVOICEME” to be billed later.

If paying by check, please make checks payable to Hillsborough Education Foundation with “2024 Fishing Tournament” on the memo line. 2306 N. Howard Ave. Tampa, FL 33607

Tournament Committee

Honorary Chair Chris Farkas, Hillsborough County Public Schools                       Mike Anderson, Reel Animals Fishing Team

Rob Anston, Anston-Greenlees, Inc.                                                                       Kim Headland, Wilder Architecture, Inc.

Rebecca Harrell, Allstate Construction                                                                    Laurie Henry, Gilbane Building Company

Henri Jean, Tierra, Inc.                                                                                            Ben Marshall, Hillsborough Community College

Tim Nolen, Nolen Insurance Services                                                                     Genevieve O’Hara, Suffolk

Zarna Martinez, Hillsborough Education Foundation                                              Amber Sale, Hillsborough Education Foundation

Ken Sale, Hancock Bank                                                                                        John Thompson, Wilder Architecture, Inc.

Questions? Contact Zarna Martinez at [email protected] or (813) 574-0279.
A copy of the official registration #SC–03514 and financial information may be obtained from calling toll–free within the state: 1–800–435–7352. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the State. No portion of any contribution is retained by professional solicitors, so one hundred percent of each contribution is received by this organization. Your taxable portion is $175 per person. Please keep this form for your tax records