Would you like to fish for swordfish in the Florida Keys next year? For free? Then pay attention to this: Field & Stream is holding a contest in which the winner will receive a four-day, three-night vacation for two to Islamorada’s Cheeca Lodge & Spa, including a swordfishing charter trip with Bud N’ Mary’s Fishing Marina.


The contest is simple. Write us a limerick that explains why you deserve to go on this trip. A panel of Field & Stream editors will review all entries and award the prizes listed below to the person who wrote our favorite. Judging criteria include originality, humor, and adherence to the limerick form. (Offensive language will disqualify your entry).

Prize Details:
Air transportation voucher courtesy of Florida Keys & Key West. Prize Value: $750.00

Four-day, three-night stay at Cheeca Lodge & Spa in deluxe resort-view room for two people, including breakfast for three days. Stay is based on availability. Prize Value: $1,500.00

Swordfishing trip on the B n’ M from Bud N’ Mary’s Fishing Marina in Islamorada. If weather conditions are not conducive, captain may choose to substitute for another type of fishing. Based on availability. Prize Value: $1,250.00

Variety of water recreation opportunities at Robbie’s Marina. Drift fishing, kayak rentals, snorkeling. Prize Value: $200.00

Two Key West attractions passes. Prize Value: $250.00

Two Florida Keys & Key West fishing guide hats. Prize Value: $40.00

To enter, you must write your limerick in the comments section of this post AND email it to (subject line: Limerick Contest). There are no limits on the number of entries, but only submit one entry per comment/email. The deadline for entries is January 1, 2009. We’ll review all entries and announce the winner here on January 5th_ _. Good luck!