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About The Kids Catch-all Fishing Tournament

The Kids Catch-all Fishing Tournament is an annual event held at the Indian River Marina.  Kids ages 3 to 18 are invited to attend.  Parents can help the younger kids reel the fish in.  Kids can fish on a private boat, a charter boat, from the jettys, or from the beach.  There are no restrictions as to where the kids can fish.  After registering, either on-line or in person, kids fish where they want on Saturday and Sunday and then bring their fish in to be weighed at the Indian River Marina during the hours of 3:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday and from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday.  After the weigh-in is complete, there is an all-you-can-eat dinner Saturday and Sunday and the kids who are registered eat for free.

Each participant receives an event t-shirt with a custom-made logo designed and donated by Red Sun Custom Apparel, as  well as a "goodie bag", and again this year - each child will receive a free lure from Tinman Lures.  At the Awards Banquet held Sunday evening, each participant also receives a special gift courtesy of Hook 'Em and Cook 'Em Outfitters.

After weighing in their fish, kids get their picture taken with their catch and our special "bragging board"

During the Awards Ceremony held Sunday evening, special custom-made trophies are awarded for the heaviest fish in 12 divisions - Bluefish, Croaker, Flounder, Mackerel, Mahi, Rockfish, Sea Bass, Shark, Spot, Triggerfish, Trout and Tuna.  Additional trophies are awarded for the Most Billfish Released and for the Unusual Catch.  A certified weighmaster weighs and registers each fisherman's heaviest three fish in each division for which fish are caught.  The weighmaster decides the Unusual Catch winner.

Saturday and Sunday night there is an all-you-can-eat buffet for the whole family.  Dockside Marina Bar & Grill will provide a Mexican Fiesta from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Saturday.  Sunday's sponsor - for the Awards Banquet and a Good Ol' Fashioned Cook-out - is Bethany Blues featuring their famous Bar-B-Q.  Dinner Sunday evening is from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Door prizes are offered each night during dinner.  Kids registered in the fishing tournament eat free and additional family members enjoy the all-you-can-eat buffet for just $10 for additional kids ages 10 and under, or $20 for older kids and adults  (NOTE:  food prices have increased).   ** Please RSVP for the number of additional family members you expect to bring on Saturday and Sunday evenings when registering.  Dinner tickets will be purchased at the Marina, but we need to know approximately how many people to expect for dinner for planning purposes.  Thank you! **

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Fish one or both days - Saturday, June 22nd and Sunday, June 23rd, 2024       **See Registration Information Below**

Lines in:   6:00 a.m. or later

Lines out:  By 3:00 p.m.

Weigh-ins are:

Saturday, June 22nd, 3:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Sunday, June 23rd, 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Boats must be inside the Marina cut by 6:30 p.m.

on Saturday and by 6:00 p.m. on Sunday.

You may get the fish to the scales by any means you wish,

including transferring the fish to another boat or by car.

Registration fees provide a donation to the Lyme Disease Association of Delmarva, Inc. - a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which provides educational resources on Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses to the citizens of the Delmarva Peninsula and beyond.

In person registration is Friday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

**  All children must be registered either on-line through this website prior to the event or during the Friday night or Saturday morning

registration (or by 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 22ndto qualify for participation in the Kids Catch-all Fishing Tournament.

Those registering on-line can pick-up their children's t-shirts and welcome package by visiting the event booth. **

Tournament fees are:  $25 per child OR $150 per boat (flat rate; 6 children maximum)

This fishing tournament is so much fun that we see the same children and families back each year, plus several new friends. 

You won't want to miss this premier family event!

For more information, please call:

Indian River Marina

Erica Donohue at 302-227-3071

or e-mail her at:  erica.donohue@delaware.gov

AGAIN THIS YEAR! 
Tinman Lures has donated fishing lures and each child will have an opportunity to choose a couple of lures at the registration booth, while supplies last. 
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Thanks to our Gold Sponsors:

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Thanks to our Silver Sponsor:

Thanks to our Bronze Sponsors:

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Thanks to our Nickel Sponsors:

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