September 2007

Young Arizona Anglers Invited

5th Annual IGFA Tournament, Shelter Island Pier

Young anglers ages 6 through 15 are invited to compete in a free Young Angler Tournament this summer at the Shelter Island Pier, located at 1776 Shelter Island Drive.  This saltwater event is sponsored by the International Game Fish Association and the San Diego Sportfishing Council.

The tournament will feature a points system to allow for catch and release. Winners — one in each year category between 6 and 15 — will be determined by adding up points for various fish caught.  The angler with the most points overall will be recognized on the tournament’s perpetual trophy. 

IGFA representatives and volunteers from the United Pier and Shore Anglers Club and will be on hand to assist young anglers and to tally points. Young anglers in the competition are encouraged to bring their own gear, although a limited number of loaner rods will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Small quantities of bait will be provided each angler while supplies last.

The Shelter Island Pier Tournament is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 29.  Registration begins at 9 a.m.  Fishing begins at 10 a.m. and ends at 1 p.m. 

Hot dogs, chips, and sodas will be served to all registered young anglers. Although advanced registration is not required, parents are urged to download the registration form from the San Diego Sportfishing Council’s Web site at and fax it to (619) 234-8605.

Prizes and raffle drawing items for the tournament include rods and reels, hats, T-shirts, and fishing gear, donated by Zebco, West Marine, Maxima Fishing Line and Boaters World.  Half-day fishing trips are donated by H&M Landing. 

Loaner gear, bait, and tackle are provided by Okuma Fishing Tackle, SquidCo, and Friends of Rollo. 

For more information, please call the San Diego Sportfishing Council at (619) 234-8793 or visit