Published Online: Aug 14, 2013
5th Annual Guns & Hoses Fishing Tournament on Lake Taneycomo
Tournament to Benefit Local Fire & Police Auxiliary Funds
Branson, MO - (Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013) -- Anglers of all ages are invited to join in some friendly competition with local police and firemen for the Fifth Annual Guns & Hoses Tournament Saturday, Aug. 17, on Lake Taneycomo.
Lilleys’ Landing Resort & Marina will again host the fishing contest, which benefits the Branson Fire & Police Auxiliary. Each two-person team can register for $75 for the event either by mailing or dropping off an entry form available at Lilleyslanding.com. The marina is again offering 50 % off boat rentals for contestants, but those should be reserved ahead to ensure availability by calling the resort office, 417-334-6380.
Fishing licenses and trout permits can be purchased right at the resort office before the takeoff, which starts at 8 a.m. The weigh-in is at 2 p.m. followed by a complimentary meal for contestants provided by Danna’s Barbecue at the resort pavilion. Prizes and trophies will be awarded for first through third places, plus teams are given free raffle tickets for donated items and can buy more.
Organizers are hoping for a “quiet” weekend in Branson, he added, so that firefighters and officers can actually take some time off together to enjoy a few hours of fishing. The auxiliary funds help support firemen and officers and families in need, especially when they are off work from injuries.
Lilleys’ Landing Resort is located at 367 River Lane in Branson, accessed midway off Fall Creek Road from between 76 Country Music Boulevard and MO 165 Highway.