San Diego Youth Tournament
Young anglers, ages 6 through 15, are invited to compete in the free 11th Annual Young Angler Tournament this summer at the Shelter Island Pier, located at 1776 Shelter Island Drive.
The San Diego Sportfishing Council, the International Game Fish Association, sponsors this saltwater event as well as the Port of San Diego.The tournament will feature a points system to allow for catch and release.
Winners (one in each age category between 6 and 15) will be determined by adding up points for various fish caught. The angler with the most points overall will be recognized on the tournaments’ perpetual trophy. IGFA representatives and volunteers from the United Pier and Shore Anglers Club, San Diego Rod & Reel and the San Diego Anglers will be on hand to assist young anglers and to tally points.
Young anglers in the competition are encouraged to bring their own gear, although a limited number of loaner rods will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Small quantities of bait will be provided each angler while supplies last.
The Shelter Island Pier Tournament is slated for Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013. Registration begins at 7:30 AM. Fishing begins at 9 AM and ends at 12 noon. Prizes are awarded by 1 PM.
Hot dogs, chips, and sodas will be served to all registered anglers. Lunch provided courtesy of Stump’s Village Market of Rancho Santa Fe and Tommy Gomes from Catalina Offshore Products and Specialty Produce.
Sponsors include OKUMA Fishing Tackle, Anglers Distributing, De-Fishing Soap, Friends of Rollo, Point Loma Sportfishing and H&M Landing. Prizes and raffle drawing items for the tournament include rods and reels, hats, T-shirts, and fishing gear all donated by our Fishing Industry Partners. The fishing trips are donated by Point Loma & H&M Landings. Okuma Fishing Tackle, Anglers Distributing, and Friends of Rollo will provide loaner fishing gear, bait, and tackle respectively.
The San Diego Sportfishing Council is California non-profit corporation established in 1979, which represents San Diego’s sportfishing industry. Their mission is to promote San Diego’s sportfishing as an attractive marine recreational activity and to increase awareness of sportfishing opportunities in San Diego Bay. They also strive to increase the availability of “how, when and where” information and access to sportfishing opportunities.