12th annual Young Anglers’ Tourney readies for a reel good time for fishers
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A winner holds his trophy during a during a previous Young Anglers' Tournament at Shelter Island Pier.
A winner holds his trophy during a during a previous Young Anglers' Tournament at Shelter Island Pier.
Young anglers ages 6 through 15 are invited to compete in the free 12th annual Young Anglers’ Tournament at the Shelter Island Pier, located at 1776 Shelter Island Drive.

The annual fishing competition is set for Saturday, Aug. 9 from 7:30 a.m to 1 p.m.

The saltwater event is sponsored by the San Diego Sportfishing Council, the International Game Fish Association (IGFA) and the Unified Port District 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 tournament’s 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 participating 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-served basis.

Small quantities of bait will also be provided each angler while supplies last.

Registration for the tournament begins at 7:30 a.m.  Fishing begins at 8:30 a.m. and concludes at noon. 

Prizes are awarded by 1 p.m.  Hot dogs, chips and sodas will be served to all registered anglers. Lunch will be provided courtesy of Stump’s Village Market of Rancho Santa Fe and Tommy Gomes from Catalina Offshore Products and Specialty Produce.

Event sponsors include OKUMA Fishing Tackle, West Marine, 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 and deep-sea fishing trips.  Loaner gear, bait and tackle are provided by Okuma Fishing Tackle, Anglers Distributing, and Friends of Rollo.

The San Diego Sportfishing Council is a California nonprofit corporation established in 1979 to promote San Diego fishing as an attractive marine recreational activity and to increase awareness and availability of “how, when and where” information on sportfishing opportunities.

For more information, call the San Diego Sportfishing Council at (619) 234-8793 or visit www.sportfishing.org.

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