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Urgent Note: Update on the Clay Roberts Fishing Tournament
To all of our anglers, sponsors, donors, volunteers and new participants, we
thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your continuous support of
Clay’s Tournament over the last 12 years. As we looked forward to hosting
the 13th annual Clay Roberts Memorial Tournament we faced many issues
due to Covid-19. With no definite relief in sight, we will not be holding our
traditional Tournament for 2020. With the impact the virus has had on
planning, coordination and all of our participants and supporters it is just
not feasible to have the tournament when originally scheduled.

However, in Clay’s spirit and as requested by many, we have decided to make the weekend of June 20th and 21st (Saturday and Sunday) a “Fish with Clay” Event. We invite everyone to join us on the water to fish in what we are calling “Clay’s Corona Challenge”. No registration is needed. We do ask that all those who participate, post their catch to our Facebook or Instagram pages. All participants will receive a Kiss My Fish Clay Roberts lure and a commemorative t-shirt, and all pictures of your catch, will be eligible in random drawings for each fishing category with gift cards to local establishments. We just ask you to post and tag your picture to InRiverOrOcean on Facebook and /or FishwithClay on Instagram for your chance to win.   

The six fishing categories will be as follows:
– Family Fishing Category
– Junior Angler Category
– Kayak Category
– Women’s Angler Category
– Shore Fishing Category
– First Responders/Healthcare professionals Category.

All participants are asked to only submit into one of the listed categories at the time of your picture submission. We look forward to seeing you on the water and promise to be back next year.


In River or Ocean was founded in memory of Clay Roberts by his family and friends to promote his passion of the fishing and love of the water.

The purpose of In River or Ocean is to promote the protection, restoration and rational management of all river and ocean resources, working as a steward of the waterways by providing educational opportunities regarding conservation and responsible use and care of our natural resources for this and future generations.

IROO supports environmental education through integrating existing conservation programs with an annual memorial scholarship and parent-child fishing tournament. This focused connection of services creates an effective hands-on educational opportunity for families to learn and live a holistic approach to conservationism.

Follow IROO on the following Social Media sites: Facebook and Instagram.