From live auctions, sold out tables to the delicious food served this year’s CCA Banquet was a night to remember!

Here’s a small background of what the CCA is all about!

CCA was created in 1977, after drastic commercial overfishing along the Texas coast had decimated redfish and speckled trout populations. A group of 14 concerned anglers gathered to create the Gulf Coast Conservation Association to turn the tide for conservation. The successful conservation movement that started with the “Save the Redfish” campaign got the attention of anglers across the Gulf.

CCA has proven time and again that anglers are the best stewards of the marine environment. They work to protect not only the health, habitat and sustainability of our marine resources, but also the interests of recreational anglers and their access to the resources they cherish. With a growing, well-informed, active membership, CCA continues the mission launched by those 14 visionary anglers so many years ago.

This year the Payne Auto Group & Family has been awarded the Conservationist/Sportsman of the Year! They’ve been supporting this cause for generations and have generously donated time, money and volunteers for events such as this one and will continue doing so for more years to come!

Congratulations again Payne Auto Group & Family!