Boerne Family Fishing Tournament
**Please, understand that events can be cancelled or postponed at any moment due to COVID 19 and updated protocols by the Governor of Texas.**
Boerne City Lake Park
1 City Lake Road
Date: June 5, 2021
Time: 9am to 11am
The first Saturday in June is fish without a license day in the State of Texas therefore adults fishing in this tournament are not required to carry a fishing license to participate in this tournament.
The goal of the Boerne Family Fishing Tournament is to provide a free opportunity to introduce the sport of fishing to children as well as create a safe environment for parents and children to enjoy the outdoors together.
ADULT TEAM MEMBER MUST ENROLL ONLINE and all children fishing should be listed in the question portion of the enrollment.
Please DO NOT register children individually.
- Team Qualifications:Each team must have a member who is 18 or older on or before the tournament date, and at least one member who is 17 or younger on or before the tournament date. There can be up to 3 children per one adult registration. Team categories are as follows:
- Child 8 and Under with Adult 18 or older
- Child 9 to 12 with Adult 18 or older
- Child 13 to 17 with Adult 18 or older
Identification will be needed if age is protested or questioned so please have it available
- Preregistration: Preregistration is encouraged. The 1st 100 pre-registered teams will receive a special give-away for their youth team members!
- Check in: 7:30 to 9 a.m. There will be an informal meeting at 8:45 a.m. the morning of the event to go over rules and fishing technique.
- Entry Forms and Fees: This tournament is free to the public. A team entry form should be submitted online prior to the event.
- Tournament Times: Teams can begin fishing at 9 a.m., and final weigh in will end at 11am. Please check in at the tournament table to confirm your team's registration before you begin fishing. Fish caught before 9 a.m. or after 11am will not be eligible for judging. In order for a fish to be eligible for judging it must be alive! Winners will be announced at the event and on the Parks and Recreation social media accounts on the Monday following the tournament.
- Tackle and Equipment: Live, dead and artificial bait will be permitted. Each team member will be allowed to have and use one pole at a time. It is illegal to use the following fishing methods in Boerne City Lake: trot lines, jug lines, throw-lines. Please use fishing poles or cane poles in this tournament only, no nets or traps or any other method may be used in this tournament. You must bring your own fishing gear, bait etc.
- Fishing Location: For this tournament teams will be allowed to fish off the bank, fishing pier, by wade fishing or by personal watercraft in the water of Boerne City Lake. Children should wear a life jacket while in the water or in a boat. Safety is our number one priority!
- Fishing Laws: This tournament will adhere to all State (TPWD) fishing rules. For TPWD rules go to their website. A Fishing License or Stamp is not needed the first Saturday in June. This is the annual Free Fishing day in Texas. Fish size must be legal in order to be eligible for judging.
- Catch and Release: All fish must be released after judging. Fish brought to Judges table will be released back into the lake after weighing and measuring.
- Judging: Categories for judging are as follows:
In each age class:
Largest Perch / Sun Fish
Most Fish Biggest "Other" Fish
- All legal fish must be brought to the Judges table and recorded. You must be in line to be judged by 11am for the fish to be eligible for tournament. All judges' decisions are final.
- Trophies: Winners that are not present at the event will be contacted on Monday after the tournament and can pick up their trophies at the Parks & Recreation Administrative office at 1017 Adler Road during regular business hours. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Water Craft: Please indicate on your registration form or contact Boerne Parks & Recreation in advance if you plan to fish from some type of watercraft. Please note that trailers will need to park in the Special Event Overflow Parking area which will be marked on the day of the event.
Check-in starts at 7:30 am. Please check-in prior to fishing.
The 1st 100 pre-registered teams will receive a special give away for their youth team members!
Note: Parking is free till Noon during this event.
7:30am check-in begins
8:45am pre-fish meeting
9:00am tournament starts
11:00am Final weigh in
11:15am Trophy and raffle winners announced
12:00pm event ends, but you are welcome to enjoy the rest of your day at the lake.