River Center’s Junior Angler Tournament


Saturday, June 3, 2017 to Saturday, July 15, 2017


2017 Jr. Angler Tournament – Registration, Rules, and Releases

Tournament Format and Registration:

• All participants must register online at https://ianglertournament.com. Visit the River Center if you need to complete your registration in person.
• Participants are required to create an iAngler Tournament account on https://ianglertournament.com or download the iAngler Tournament app to your smartphone.
• It’s easy to participate! Between June 3 and July 15, 2017 when you catch a fish, be sure to snap a selfie that includes the junior angler, the 2017 River Center lanyard, and the fish. Then use our online form on https://ianglertournament.com/ to submit the details of your catch and the associated photo (photographic evidence is mandatory for a fish to count in the tournament). If you want to participate and don’t have access to the Internet, please contact the River Center for assistance. You MUST be registered before submitted entries will be counted.
• The tournament is open to anglers between the ages of 5 and 17.
• Anglers are scored on the diversity and quantity of their catches. The more fish you catch and the more species you catch, the better your chances are to win.
• Species will be verified by a panel of fishing experts.
• Registration is open until July 15, 2017.
• $25/per child to participate – includes a t-shirt, gift bag, and two tickets to the “Tournament Fish Fry & Awards Ceremony” at the River Center, Friday, July 21, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.

Rules and Regulations:

• Registered anglers are scored by submitting photographs and information about their catch. Photos must include the angler with their catch and a 2017 River Center lanyard to be counted toward their total score. Lanyards may be picked up at the River Center at 805 North US Highway One, Jupiter 33477 at the Captain’s Meeting on Friday, June 2, 2017 at 6 p.m.
• Please contact the River Center if you would like to receive lanyards by mail.
• We encourage anglers to maintain a “Fish Log” (sample attached) and the photos to help us work through any scoring discrepancies.
• Points will be awarded per the diversity and quantity of catches. Anglers will receive one (1) point for each individual fish, and two (2) points for each species captured during the tournament. (We will manually add “bonus” points for each species weekly.)

Example: An angler submitting photographs of two (2) Mangrove Snapper and one (1) Checkered Puffer would be scored as follows:
Fish Points (1 point for every fish caught): 3 points
Species Points (2 points for each species caught): 4 points
Total Tournament Points: 7 points total

• All participants must abide by State of Florida Fishing Laws and Regulations. Note: children under 16 are exempt from the fishing license requirement. Go to www.myfwc.com for more details. We recommend anglers download www.fishrulesapp.com, which provides recreational saltwater fishing regulations in an easy to use interface.
• All fish must be caught by hook and line. No more than 2 hooks per line may be used (e.g., fish caught on sabiki rigs with more than 2 hooks may not be entered).
• Species Limits: Participants will receive points for up to 25 fish for each individual species during the tournament.

Example: Each angler will receive points for a maximum of 25 individuals of a given species. If an angler reports catching 50 largemouth bass, the angler will receive credit for the first 25 largemouth bass.

• Tournament boundaries are all freshwater and saltwater in Martin County and Palm Beach County.
• Prizes will be awarded to the top scoring anglers in their age group. Age groups are as follows: 5-7, 8-10, 11-13, and 14-17.

It is the responsibility of every participating angler to know, understand, and abide by these tournament rules during this competition. Any participant who deliberately violates these rules will immediately be disqualified. Only registered competitors are eligible for points and any potential qualifying prizes. Anglers and their guardians are solely responsible for their safety during the tournament, and this should be the first consideration in all aspects of this competition. Any intentional cheating, harassing of other anglers, or any other conduct determined by the tournament staff to be outside the spirit of good sportsmanship will not be tolerated and are grounds for disqualification and ejection from the tournament.