Hey kids! Don't sit around the house this August. Enter the Junior Fishing Tournament run by the Bermuda Anglers Club and win some great prizes. The event is open to all boys and girls 16 years of age and younger. No boat? No problem! There is a category for children fishing from the shore.
Here's what you need to know!
- When is the event?
The 2019 tournament will be held on Sunday 18 August and you can start fishing at 8:30am in the morning.
- How do I enter?
- When do entries close?
Entries must be submitted by 5pm on Friday 16 August.
- Who can enter?
Any boy or girl who is under 17 years of age at the date of the event can enter.
- Where can I fish?
You can fish anywhere permitted under the Bermuda Fisheries Regulations.
- Can I fish from a boat?
Yes, there is a category for fishing from boats inshore and a separate category for fishing from boats offshore.
- Can I fish from shore?
Yes, there is a category for fishing from shore.
- Do I need a rod and reel to compete?
No, you can use a hand line.
- Can an adult help me?
Yes, but you should try to catch the fish by yourself.
- What fish can I catch?
You can bring one of the fish you land, other than a billfish (such as a marlin or spearfish), a shark or a parrot fish, to the weigh station on Front Street. Remember to respect Bermuda's Fisheries Regulations so try not to take something too small.
- How will I know the sizes for each species of fish?
If you go to the following link, you will find information on the size and bag limit restrictions contained in Bermuda's Fisheries Regulations.
- Where do I weigh my fish?
The weigh-in will be held west of the Flagpole on Front Street between 3pm and 5pm on 18 August.
- What will I win?
Each child that comes to the weigh station will receive a cool free t-shirt. There will be 25 prizes to win for age group, rod or handline, boat or shore.
- Where will the prize giving be held?
Prize giving will be held at the Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club on Saturday 24 August at 10am.
- Where can I find out more information?
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