11th ANNUAL I.G.F.A. YOUNG ANGLERS’ TOURNAMENT PLANNED AT SHELTER ISLAND PIER ~ SATURDAY, AUG. 3, 2013
Anglers ages 6 through 15 are invited to compete in the 11th Annual I.G.F.A. free Young Angler Tournament Aug. 3 at the Shelter Island Pier, 1776 Shelter Island Dr. This saltwater event is sponsored by the San Diego Sportfishing Council, the International Game Fish Association and the Port of San Diego.
The tournament will feature a point system to allow for catch-and-release. Winners – one in each age category between 6 and 15 – will be determined by compiling 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 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.
Registration for the Shelter Island Pier Tournament begins at 7:30 with fishing from 9 a.m. to noon. Prizes will be awarded by 1 p.m. Hot dogs, chips, and sodas will be served to all registered anglers. Lunch is 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, 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 non-profit corporation established in 1979 which represents San Diego’s sportfishing industry. Its mission is to promote San Diego sportfishing as an attractive marine recreational activity, increase awareness of sportfishing opportunities from San Diego Bay, increase the availability of "how, when and where" information and access to sportfishing opportunities.