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Sun, May 26


Fulton Harbor

Rockport Youth Fishing Tournament

The Fin Addict Angler Foundation is hosting the 4th Annual Texas Rattler Kids Fishing Tourney in Rockport where the youth can sport their skills and enjoy the experience with family and friends. Sign up today! And make this your annual family tradition.

Rockport Youth Fishing Tournament
Rockport Youth Fishing Tournament

Time & Location

May 26, 2024, 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Fulton Harbor, 402 N Fulton Beach Rd, Rockport, TX 78382, USA

About The Event

Memorial Day Weekend is historically the opening for Coastal Summer Adventures! This tournament is sponsored by the Texas Rattler and hosted by the Fin Addict Angler Foundation. TPWD is a proud partner providing educational material in support of angler conservation, stewardship and safety.

We are in need of volunteers to assist with registration, measurement stations and awards. If you are interested in being a part of this fin-tastic adventure, please contact us at with your contact information. If you are not able to volunteer but would like to contribute to the youth having a wonderful casting memory, please visit our website donate tab or contact

Fin Addict Angler FoundationYouth Fishing Tournament Rules       

[Game Fish and Non-Game Fish]


  • Children must be registered by an adult, 18 years of age or older
  • Age groups 3-10 and 11-16 years of age
  • Children be the appropriate age for their division on the day of the tournament
  • Must complete the registration form before you begin fishing
  • Identification will be needed if age is protested or questioned so please have it available

Registration & Check In:

  • This is a free youth fishing tournament;
  • On-site Registration starts at 8:00 a.m. Online Registration must Check-In at the Registration Station
  • Complete the Registration/Waiver form
  • Basic Angler rules will be given at time of registration.

Tournament Times & Important Facts:

  • Tournament rules at 8:45am
  • Children can begin fishing at 9:00 a.m. and final measurement will end at 1:00 p.m.
  • Fish caught before 9:00 a.m. or after 1:00 p.m. will not be eligible for judging.
  • In order for a fish to be eligible for judging it must be alive!
  • Measurement Station locations on and off pier
  • Winners will be announced at approximately 1:30 p.m.

Tackle and Equipment:

  • You must bring your own fishing gear, bait etc.
  • Live, dead and artificial bait will be permitted.
  • Each child will be allowed to have and use one pole at a time.
  • It is illegal to use the following fishing methods: 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.

Fishing Location: For this tournament the child will be allowed to fish along the sea wall and off the pier behind the convention center.

Fishing Laws: This tournament will adhere to all State (TPWD) fishing rules. For TPWD rules go to their website. Game Fish size must be legal in order to be eligible for judging. Non-game fish can be any size.

  • Excluding stingrays and hardheads from the tournament

Catch and Release: We encourage all fish to be released after judging.

Judging: Categories for judging are as follows:

  • Each age group (3-10 and 11-16) will have 1st, 2nd, 3rd in both Game Fish and Non-Game Fish

All legal fish must be brought to the Judges table and recorded. You must be in line to be judged by 1:00 p.m. for the fish to be eligible for the tournament. All judges' decisions are final.

Prizes: Winners must be present at time of awards at 1:30 p.m. In case of unusual circumstances the winner is not present, please inform Oscar Castillo prior to departure. Compliment of TPWD, the TPWD educational material will be on site.


  • Rockport Fishing Tournament




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