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Arroyo Youth Fishing Tournament Series

Arroyo Environmental Consultants
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Endorsed by Curators:
Jun 17 7:00AM - 12:00PM

Mission:

To raise funds to develop and enhance angling opportunities for local youth anglers in the Central Texas area. Proceeds from the tournament will be used to enhance local fishing ponds/lakes and secure public and/or private venues for tournament events.

Arroyo fisheries biologists will work with local pond/lake owners to develop management strategies for their water bodies. These management strategies will serve to enhance fishing habitat and the overall fisheries of these water bodies. Water body owners must agree to make their water body available for the tournament trail for at least three years. Individual management strategies will vary based on local owner preferences, but these fisheries enhancements should be beneficial to both the tournament participants and the water body owner.

Statement:

This tournament will serve as a training ground for young anglers and aspiring environmentalists and will allow for the further development of local angling opportunities for youth participants. This tournament series will provide a gathering place for youth and professionals who are passionate about the aquatic resources and angling. Youth anglers will have an opportunity to meet other youth anglers, local guides, aspiring professional fishermen and active fisheries biologists and engineers.

This tournament and all its participants and volunteers will follow the Arroyo Fishing Tournament Series code of conduct: We act with honesty and adhere to the highest standards of moral and ethical values and principals through our personal and professional behavior.

Schedule (Rainout dates TBD):

  • Tournament 1: June 17th (Lake Kyle)
  • Tournament 2: July 15th (Location TBD)
  • Tournament Championship: Aug 12th (Location TBD)

Tournament Start time is 7am. Tournament End time is 12pm. Check-in time is 6:30am.

Divisions:

  • Division I: 12 - 14 years old
  • Division II: 15 - 18 years old

Payouts per Division (based on minimum of 20 participants):

Bass

1st: $150

2nd: $100

3rd: $50

Catfish

1st: $100

2nd: $75

3rd: $50

Largest fish (by weight): $50

Best All-around: $50 (one bass plus one catfish)

Entry fees:

Tournament - $50 per entry

Championship - $25 per entry (by invitation only)

Registration:

Registration for the Fishing Tournament Series must be completed online (www.arroyoec.com/arroyofishing) or through the Arroyo Environmental Consultants office at 512-262-7538.

Same day registration for each tournament ends 15 minutes prior to the tournament start time.

All registered participants will receive a tournament series t-shirt and other sponsored giveaways. T-shirt availability may be limited for same-day registrants.

Registration refunds will be given until 7 days prior to each tournament.

Rules:

HAVE FUN!

Catch & Release only.

All participants aged 17+ must provide a valid Texas Freshwater Fishing License (purchase licenses through Texas Parks & Wildlife: tpwd.texas.gov).

All anglers agree to not pre-fish any tournament water body 7 days prior to the tournament.

Participants will be issued a wristband and only those with wristbands will be permitted to fish in the lake during this tournament. All spectators MUST remain 20 feet away from the waters edge. Any pre-tournament strategy discussion must end before the tournament begins. When the horn sounds for all to start fishing, we start fishing!

One pole per person at a time and from the bank only (no wade fishing). No nets permitted.

Any participant caught using a non-participant partner to cast, land or assist in any way will be disqualified from the tournament and ejected from the park.

When a qualifying fish has been caught, participant must alert the nearest tournament official while keeping the fish in nearshore water. The official will record the fish species, the time the first fish is caught and the points for the catch.

Points will be awarded for the qualifying fish:

  • 0.1 points will be awarded for each tenth of an ounce. For example: A qualifying fish caught weighs in at 1lb, 4.2 ounces (20.2 total ounces) will receive a score of 20.2.

Final results are based on the combined weight (total points) of two qualifying fish.

An additional $50 will be paid for the angler who catches the largest fish (heaviest).

Best All-around payout ($50) will go to angler who catches the heaviest combined weight of one bass and one catfish.

1st, 2nd, & 3rd place finishers from each division will advance to the Championship. **Championship registration fees apply.

All other angler places will earn points for their finishes. At the end of the tournament series the top 26 anglers (13 per division) in the points standings will be invited to compete in the tournament championship as well.

All ties among anglers will share the respective prize money and split points.


THANKS TO ALL OUR SPONSORS!!


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Carollo Engineers Logo

Kyle ER



FAQs

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Please register each angler according to their age on the day of the tournament (see Divisions). Anglers aged 17+ must provide their Texas Fishing License (Freshwater or All Water) when checking in on the day of the tournament.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Tournament #1 will be held at Lake Kyle. Parking is limited. Please be considerate when parking in the neighborhood across Lehman Road and be safe when crossing the road to get to the park.

What can I bring into the event?

Please visit the Kyle Parks and Recreation website for all park rules. Feel free to bring a chair or picnic blanket to sit on as well as snacks and drinks for the anglers. Carry In/Carry Out is the motto!

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Email any questions to: fishing@arroyoec.com

Call Arroyo Environmental Consultants with any questions at 512-262-7538.

What's the refund policy?

Refunds for each tournament date will be given up to 7 days prior to the event. Registration can be transfered from one date to the other for the 2 Tournaments up to 3 days prior to the event.

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