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Event News: Young Anglers Tourney

15th Annual Young Anglers´ tournament slated for Shelter Island Pier Saturday, Aug. 12

Western Outdoor NewsPublished: Jul 13, 2017

SAN DIEGO — Young anglers ages six through 15 are invited to compete in the free 15th Annual Young Angler Tournament on Saturday Aug. 12 at the Shelter Island Pier, located at 1776 Shelter Island Drive in Point Loma.

This event is produced by the San Diego Sportfishing Council with support from the International Game Fish Association and the Port of San Diego. IGFA representatives and volunteers from the United Pier and Shore Anglers Club, San Diego Rod & Reel, San Diego Anglers and the San Diego Fly Fishers will be on hand to assist young anglers and to tally points.

Young anglers in the competition are encouraged to bring their own gear, but it is not necessary. A limited number of loaner fishing rods and reels rods will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Bait will be provided by Anglers Supply.

The tournament will feature a points system to allow for catch and release with different species valued at varying levels. The winners - one in each age category between six and 15 - will be determined by the highest number of points earned. The angler with the most points overall will be recognized on the tournaments’ perpetual trophy. Registration for the Shelter Island Pier Tournament on Saturday, Aug. 12th begins at 7:30 a.m. at the pier. Fishing begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends promptly at noon. Prizes will be awarded by 1 p.m. Hot dogs, fish tacos, chips, and sodas will be served to all registered anglers. Lunch is provided. Prizes and raffle drawing items for the tournament include rods and reels, hats, T-shirts, fishing gear and deep-sea fishing trips.

The San Diego Sportfishing Council is a California non-profit corporation established in 1979 to promote San Diego saltwater fishing as an attractive marine recreational activity, to increase awareness and availability of "how, when and where" information on sportfishing opportunities; (619) 234-8793 or .

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