The River Center announces a first-ever Jr. Angler Fishing Tournament this summer. Running from May 15, 2014 to July 27, 2014, this unique fishing contest encourages junior anglers to explore the diversity of local fisheries and learn more about the area’s unique aquatic habitats, all while honing their fishing skills.
Participants between the ages of 5 and 17 should register online or at the River Center where registration packets are available. Beginning May 15, participants can submit photos throughout the summer of their fresh water and salt water catches from Palm Beach and Martin Counties. Points accumulate with each submission and are awarded based on the quantity and variety of species caught. There is a registration fee of $25 per angler, which includes a t-shirt and an invitation to the “End of Summer” Fish Fry on Saturday, August 2, 2014 at the River Center where awards and prizes will be given.
Sponsors of the River Center’s Jr. Angler Fishing Tournament include Cisek Capital, Fishing Headquarters, Fish Rules App, Loxahatchee River District, Shimano, Native Fishing Charters, Florida Sportsman Magazine, West Palm Beach Fishing Club, Charlie’s Worms, Gulfstream Lures, DOA Lures, Shakespeare, and Berkley.
In addition to the Jr. Angler Fishing Tournament, the River Center is offering a number of exciting activities this summer for all ages, including weekly camps, half-day sessions, fishing clinics, story time, and fish feedings. There is even a “Family Fishing Clinic,” which is a great way for parents and kids to learn the basics of fishing methods together. Participants learn about knots, lures and baits, along with fish identification, regulations, casting, fishing safety, and an overview of different fishing equipment.
The River Center, which is located in Jupiter at Burt Reynolds Park, is a unique environmental center presenting some of the largest aquatic exhibits in the area with an interactive exploration of the river, its diverse wildlife and majestic environmental value.
For information about the Jr. Angler Fishing Tournament, along with a calendar of activities, please visit www.loxahatcheeriver.org/rivercenter or call (561) 743-7123.
Some photos from last years event: