Jr. Angler Fishing Tournament 2020
The Loxahatchee River District’s River Center, in partnership with Fishing Headquarters, is delighted to announce the 7th Annual Jr. Angler Fishing Tournament. Due to its high popularity last year with over 50 anglers, participation for this year’s tournament is expected to grow. Interested anglers should mark their calendars and set their reels for Saturday, June 27th when the contest officially opens.
Anglers will have until August 1st, 2020 to accumulate points in this unique catch-and-release tournament. By having the anglers photographed with the fish they catch and then submitted online. The contest is run over the course of several weeks instead of just a single day of competition. In addition, the contest awards points not only for the number of fish caught, but also for the number of different species represented in the submissions. The more fish you catch and the more species you catch, the better your chances are to win! These innovative guidelines encourage contestants to spend time throughout the summer exploring the diversity of habitats and fish species in our Palm Beach and Martin Counties.
The tournament is open to anyone between the ages of 5 and 17, but registration is required before submitted photographs can be awarded points. A registration fee of $25 per angler includes a t-shirt and an invitation to the “End of Summer” Fish Fry where the winners will be announced and prizes awarded on Friday, August 7th at 6:00 PM.
Saturday, June 27th, 1:00 p.m.: Captain’s Meeting – receive your tournament lanyard and/or bracelet and learn how to use the Reeltime app.
Saturday, June 27th: Tournament begins
Saturday, August 1st: All entries submitted by midnight
Friday, August 7th, 6 p.m.: Fish Fry – anglers and their families are invited to attend a fish fry in their honor. Prizes will be awarded that night.