The Block Island Inshore Fishing Tournament Presented by the Block Island Lions Club September 19th - 21st, 2014

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 1:12am

 

Fishing starts on Friday evening at 6pm and ends Sunday at 12 noon.   National and local businesses have donated generous prizes for winners. $40 dollar entry fee, Juniors are $30, includes a tourney T-shirt and cookout sponsored by the Narragansett Inn.  All proceeds will be donated to an Island youth activities and to the National Children's Cancer Society.

Rules and Info

  • Major Rule Change: Striped Bass and False Albacore are catch and release only!
  • Species targeted – Striped Bass, Bluefish, Fluke, Sea Bass, Atlantic Bonito, and False Albacore
  • All fish must be caught on conventional, spin, or fly fishing tackle.  Bait allowed for Striped Bass, Fluke, Scup, and Seabass only.
  • Each Angler must check in and register by 6pm on Friday at Block Island Fishworks on Ocean Avenue.  $40 registration fee, $30 for Juniors, includes a tourney t-shirt and cookout hosted by the Narragansett Inn.
  • Fishing will start at 6pm on Friday and ends at the 12pm weigh in on Sunday.
  • Weigh-ins will be held at Block Island Fishworks during regular business hours (8am-5pm).  Party and awards at 1pm on Sunday at the Narragansett Inn.
  • Tournament limits: minimum size for Fluke is 21”, Seabass 15”, Bluefish is 24", Scup 12".
  • All fish must be weighed in to be eligible for prizes (Bass and Albies – catch and release).
  • Striped Bass, and False Albacore are catch and release only.  Total cumulative inches for each species as measured on a tournament issued measuring device.  You must have a means to photograph your catch on the measuring device and show tournament officials the pictures to verify the catch.

Anglers qualify for prizes based on the following division/category format - Youth anglers compete amongst other Youth anglers and their division mirror below.

Beach Division

  • Fly Fishing: Bass & Albies (catch and release), Blues and Bonito (heaviest fish)
  • Spin / Conventional: Bass & Albies (catch and release), Blues, Scup, Sea Bass, Fluke, Bonito (heaviest fish)

Boat Division

  • Fly Fly Fishing: Bass & Albies (catch and release), Blues and Bonito (heaviest fish)
  • Spin / Conventional: Bass & Albies (catch and release), Blues, Scup, Sea Bass, Fluke, Bonito (heaviest fish)

Weigh-in’s will be at Block Island Fishworks during business hours (8am-6pm)

Be sure to verify weight after weighing your fish.
For weigh in updates call 466-5392.

Minimum size for weigh-in
Fluke                                     21”
Seabass                                  15”
Bluefish                                  24”
Scup                                       12"
Bonito                                    one per angler may be weighed in
Bass and False Albacore     catch and release only.

For weigh in updates please call 466-5392 during business hours