About The Kids Catch-all Fishing Tournament

The Kids Catch-all Fishing Tournament is an annual event hosted by the Indian River Marina and the Lyme Disease Association of Delmarva, Inc.  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".  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.

For the past few years, Delaware Senator Ernie Lopez has joined us for the Awards Banquet to hand out the unique custom-made trophies

Saturday and Sunday night there is an all-you-can-eat buffet for the whole family.  Saturday night's sponsor is Hammerheads,  who will be serving a Mexican Fiesta from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Sunday's sponsor - for the Awards Banquet and a Good Ol' Fashioned Cook-out - is Bethany Blues.  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 per person. 

Fish one or both days - Saturday, June 26th and Sunday, June 27th, 2021       **See Registration Information Below**

Lines in:   6:00 a.m. or later

Lines out:  By 3:00 p.m.

Weigh-ins are:

Saturday, June 26th, 3:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Sunday, June 27th, 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 that provides educational resources on Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses to the citizens of the Delmarva Peninsula and beyond.

Registration is Friday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 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 to qualify for participation in the Kids Catch-all Fishing Tournament.

Those registering on-line must visit the registration table to pick up tournament rules prior to beginning to fish.  **

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

Jill DeFelice at 302-227-3071

or e-mail her at:  jill.defelice@state.de.us

Lyme Disease Association of Delmarva, Inc.

Marilyn Williams at 410-726-4573

or e-mail her at:  delmarvalyme@yahoo.com


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