Darren Amundson has a vision. He thought outside the box and took action to create an app that propels tournament fishing into the future. It handles the registrations, payments, updated leaderboards, fish verification and validation, prevents cheating and more. All the tournament director has to do is sit back and enjoy!
But aside from those and all the other benefits which you'll hear about in this interview, my personal favorite feature of running a tournament through FishDonkey rather than the traditional weigh-in method, is that it promotes sustainability. Did you know that even fish successfully released after a traditional live tournament weigh-in have a much higher mortality rate? The stress of riding around in a livewell all day, among other things, is not good for the fish. The bigger the fish, the higher the mortality rate. With the FishDonkey app, tournament participants are able to immediately measure, photograph and release the fish so it can live to be caught again by the next lucky angler.