Youth Tournament

FRITZ BOYDEN MEMORIAL YOUTH FISHING TOURNAMENT

Bring out the kids for a day of FREE Pier fishing, FREE hot dogs and lots of Fun. No Fishing Licenses Required.

The tournament takes place in mid June with fishing from four piers; Avalon, Nags Head, Jennettes and Outer Banks. Registration is at the pier of your choice starting at 7:30 A.M. There are two age groups eligible: age 4-9 and 10-16. Fishing starts at 8:00 and ends at Noon. Club members will be on hand to monitor the catches and provide assistance. Each entrant will receive a Tournament Shirt and there is no entry fee.

An award ceremony is held at 1:00 P.M. at a location to be determined each year. Hot dogs, Chips, Cookies and drinks are provided. Prizes and trophies are awarded for the largest fish, most fish, etc. in each age group. There is also an award for the most exemplary catch.

The date for this year’s tournament is Wednesday, June 19, 2019.
Let’s see if we can top last year’s attendance of 259 junior anglers from 10 different states!

This event was started by long time club member Fritz Boyden. He was a great believer in the power of fishing to keep young people occupied and out of trouble. He was dedicated to the idea that taking kids fishing teaches them some very important life lessons. With that in mind, he started a youth fishing tournament in the late 1960’s. It started out with a small group of kids and has greatly expanded today to include hundreds of youth.