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Kids Cast & Catch

GIVING THE GUPPIES A GO

*NEW EVENT*
Kids 14 & under now have a chance to show off (or test out) their fishing skills in this technique and pond fishing competition.

Friday, JUNE 7

9am

IMPORTANT: Registration for this event closes Wednesday, June 5 at 6pm.

Kids 14 & under now have a chance to show off (or test out) their dry land technique and pond fishing in this casting and catch & release competition.

Times
Friday, JUNE 7

9am-12pm

  • 9:00 am: Venue description and demonstrations
  • 9:30 am: Angler practice on either or both of the dry land venues. No fishing.
  • 10:00 am: Shotgun start on each of the three venues
  • 10:20 am: Venue Rotation 1
  • 10:40 am: Venue Rotation 2
  • 11:00 am: All anglers fish the pond
  • 12:00 pm: Competition ends; winners announced.

IMPORTANT: Competitors must arrive at 3:45pm SHARP to set up their station for a 4pm competition start.

CATEGORIES:

Kids (U14)

COMPETITION FORMAT & RULES:
  • Maximum age: 14. This is a non-gender-specific event. All anglers compete against all other anglers regardless of gender.
  • Competitors must provide their own rod/reel. We shall provide leader and fly for the two dry land portions of the competition.  Competitors provide their own leader, tippet, and flies for the fishing portion.
  • Scoring will be a combination of the scores generated from each of the two dry land stations as well as the number of TROUT caught and length of three (3) measured fish.
  • You may only measure three fish in the tray. If one falls shy of the 12” minimum, no bonus, but still counts.
  • This is a Casting as well as a Catch and Release event.
  • Anglers must keep the fish alive and in good health until the judge can safely measure the fish.
  • Your judge must record all three fish and you must provide a photo to document your three measured fish.
  • The competitor may assist the judge with the measuring process to ensure safety of the fish.
  • Measuring tube will be used to determine length of fish, pinching tail down is permitted.
  • Lay net in measuring tube to protect fish and to speed measuring process.
  • Pinched barbs on ALL hooks – barbless hooks ok, as well.
  • Any fly rod is allowed! Each angler may have up to two rods (2) rigged if desired.
  • All fly fishing tackle is allowed with the exception of pegging! Only fish caught IN the mouth count!
  • Judges make final call on whether or not the fish was hooked and landed fairly.
  • Judges (nor parents) are not allowed to fish nor are they allow to assist in the netting of any fish.
  • Fly fishing only. No lures, live baits, or artificially scented baits.
  • All Colorado Fishing Rules & Regs (no more than 3 flies at one time) must be followed.
Scoring
  • Dry Land:
    1. Point system TBD for both accuracy and distance challenges within each of the dry land venues.
  • Fishing:
    1. Each & every fish scores 10 points including the fish measured for length.
    2. On the measured fish, 2 bonus points per 1 inch, round to the nearest 1 inch. Again, 12” minimum!!!  Examples:  12” fish equals 2 bonus points. 17” fish equals 12 bonus points.  20” fish equals 18 bonus points.
    3. Take picture of all three fish 12 inches or better in fish tubes (measure and record).
Rules

PRICE

REGISTRATION LAUNCH // February 6 – April 5, 2019
$20

EARLY BIRD // April 6 – May 27, 2019
$25

EVENT PRICING // May 28 – June 9, 2019
$35


PRIZES

1st – New Rod, Reel, Line, Waders, Boots & Tippet Spool
2nd – New Rod & Reel
3rd – New Reel

Price & Prizes

Bighorn Park in East Vail