Homer Winter King Salmon Tournament sees youngest champion ever

Category: Tournament

 May 17th, 2021 by Keith Worrall  70

Modified May 17th, 2021 at 12:17 PM


ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) – Last year, the Homer Winter King Salmon Tournament was cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. This year, the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor’s Center reported multiple records: the most boats at 455, the most registered anglers at 1,562, and the youngest champion the tournament has ever seen.

That young angler’s name is Andrew Marley, just 10 years old.

Marley won the overall tournament on Saturday in Homer with a 25.62-pound white king — more than two pounds heavier than the second place fish. With the fish, he also won the White King Derby, the Youth Derby and several side tournaments.

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