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Youth & Family Fishing Tournament

  • NESS 72 Water Street Stonington, CT, 06378 United States (map)

Calling all anglers!

We are excited to announce we will be hosting our first ever fishing tournament on Saturday, August 11th! 

This fishing tournament is a catch and release tournament except for Porgies. Each participant can bring 1 Porgy back to NESS for an official measurement. All other fish will be measured on the water, photographed for proof, and released! While everyone is invited to participate, prizes will only be awarded to participants under age 18.  

Don't have a boat to go out on? No problem! Participants may fish from land or rent a kayak from NESS. Limited spots will be available on a first come first served basis to get out on NESSIE, our newest addition to its fleet of powerboats! Fishing from the NESS property (i.e. docks) will not be allowed. Fishing rods, bait, and buckets will be available for rent.  

Registration is available online at The check-in table will open at 8:00am for day of registrations. Fishing time is from 9:00am - 11:00am with awards at 11:30am.

Event Schedule:

8:00 Registration at NESS
8:45 All Anglers Meeting
9:00 Fish On!
11:10 Weigh In at NESS & Judging
11:30 Awards at NESS

All participants over the age of 16 must have a valid salt water fishing license from Connecticut or a reciprocal state. Participants under the age of 16 must have a youth fishing passport free from the state of Connecticut DEEP. Please visit the CT DEEP website for more information on licenses and youth fishing passport.

Prizes will be given to the top three anglers in the 12 and under age category and the top three anglers in the 13 to 18 age category.  

This event is made possible by the generous support of Francis Pandolfi, Tom & Nancy McLaughlin, Watch Hill Outfitters, and Tsunami Fishing.    

Register online today!

Later Event: August 11
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