Permitted Fishing Tournaments
A fishing contest in which prizes or cash are given for catching fish from waters open to the public must receive a permit from the Game and Fish Department. There are two exceptions to this requirement:
- Individual big fish promotions sponsored by resident, local businesses not charging any entry or participation fee and
- Any local fishing tournament charging an entry or participation fee of less than five dollars per angler unless there are more than 49 participating individuals or 14 participating boats.
A completed application, along with the tournament sponsor rules and regulations, must be submitted to the Department within 30 days of the pending contest.
Applications, Regulations, Reporting