Byline: The Log Staff
COMPTON — The nonprofit organization United Anglers of Southern California (UASC) has announced plans for its third annual Crab Feed Fundraiser, scheduled for Nov. 12 at the Compton Hunting and Fishing Club. The event will provide anglers an opportunity to support UASC and its efforts to protect recreational fishing access — including its fight against the planned enforcement of new Marine Protected Areas closing prime Southern California coastal sportfishing waters.
“While plates of fresh-cooked, all-you-can eat snow crab and tubs of melted butter will be familiar to those who’ve attended this event before, there will be significant changes for this year’s event, organizers said. For starters, the new location for the event is on the spacious grounds of the Compton Hunting and Fishing Club, at 1625 S. Sportsman Drive in Compton.
“I can’t express enough gratitude to members of the Compton Hunting and Fishing Club for letting us use their facility,” said UASC chairman Dave Elm. “It’s a great location that combines a clubhouse atmosphere with plenty of outdoor area for swap meet tents and tables. It’s also centrally located, which is important because we have people coming from all over the Southland.”
This year’s event will combine two established annual UASC fundraisers — the Crab Feed and Fishing Tackle Swap Meet — into a one-day activity. The Swap Meet will begin at 8 a.m., and the Crab Feed will start at 11 a.m. Both events will conclude at 3 p.m.
Participants will be able to take advantage of a variety of bargains on donated items, with all proceeds going to support UASC and the Ocean Access Protection Fund. Then they can feast on fresh seafood, with proceeds from the meal also going to help protect recreational fishing access.
Event organizers have made some changes to the menu this year, providing the option to dine on fish tacos as well as crab — and both will be prepared fresh on site. They are also providing discounted prices on both menu options for children younger than 13.
As always, admission to the Fishing Tackle Swap Meet is free. Tickets for the all-you-can-eat Crab Feed are $40 for adults and $20 for kids.
For more information or to purchase tickets, call UASC at (562) 494-9900 or visit unitedanglers.com.