JUNIOR CHALLENGE TOURNAMENT RULES
To encourage the development and education of young people in marine awareness. This tournament
is designed for everyone to have FUN and to teach fishing and sportsmanship to junior anglers. In
today’s electronic age we encourage young people to spend more time doing wholesome outdoor
activities with family and friends.
CHALLENGE DIVISIONS AND RULES:
Our tournament has a kingfish division and a new inshore division.
• Anglers compete for the largest kingfish in the kingfish division
• Anglers compete for the largest redfish in the redfish division.
• Anglers may fish in BOTH divisions on FRIDAY ONLY for the single registration fee.
• All General Kingfish & Backwater Challenge rules apply except as noted here: In the spirit of competition,
it is the intent of the tournament to have the junior angler strike and fight the fish to the boat. However,
since safety and a fun experience are of paramount concern, adult assistance is not considered a violation
of tournament rules if personal safety, damage, or loss of equipment is a concern.
• Small Fry: Angler must be ten (10) years of age or younger.
• Junior: Angler must be eleven (11) to eighteen (18). No Angler can exceed 18. Age is determined
based on June 1st.
Registration is $25 per junior angler. Anglers may fish BOTH the kingfish or redfish division for their
age category. Anglers MAY register early at Avid Angler or on Thursday from 6:00 to 7:00 PM to attend the Junior Captains Meeting. Juniors who are registered by 7:00 PM will receive a tournament bag at that time, fishing clinic and a free hotdog and drink. Additional Junior Angler registration will take place from 6:00 AM to 7:30 AM on Friday for those unable to attend the captain's meeting.
Junior anglers must present their fish at official weigh-in. Weigh-in is from 1:00 – 3:00 PM on Friday.
All anglers must be in line at the weigh station at the Camachee cove yacht harbor at the close of
weigh-in each day in order for their fish to count.
CHECK-OUT AND CHECK-IN:
There is NO visual check out all anglers MUST wait till safe light to fish. No boats may leave the inlet prior to safe light. Boats that do not have any fish to weigh MUST check-in by radio. The tournament VHF radio channel is Channel 72.
Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 anglers in each of the 4 divisions listed above for a total of 12
prizes. Prizes are limited to ONE per angler. If you place in more than one category, the angler will automatically
be sorted to the position of greatest value. Awards will be presented at 5:00 PM Friday evening.
Anglers MUST be present to collect prizes, at awards ceremony in the main event tent 5 pm Friday.
• Small-Fry Kingfish Division
• Junior Kingfish Division
• Small-Fry Redfish Division
• Junior Redfish Division