Fishing Tournaments - 2022

Tournament Details

The Van Wert Parks & Recreation is pleased to offer TWO separate fishing tournaments for 2022. Our first tournament will be a Catfish Tournament on May 21, 2022, while the second tournament will be a Bass & Panfish Tournament on June 12, 2022. Both of these events are open to both boats & bank shore fishermen. Boats will be permitted only on Reservoir #2 (southern reservoir) while backshore fishermen will be permitted on either Reservoir #1 or #2. All boats are ONLY permitted to use a trolling motor and must be an Ohio registered watercraft following all boating regulations. No gas- or diesel-powered motors are permitted on city reservoirs. A max of two fishermen is permitted on a boat while bank fishing is limited to one fisherman. Boats and bank fishermen can enter in each category of fish on June 12th.

Bass & Pan Fish RegistrationBass & Pan Fish Registration
Catfish RegistrationCatfish Registration
Tournament History 2018-PresentTournament History 2018-Present

Catfish Tournament

Cost: $50 per boat, $25 Bank Fisherman
Location: Van Wert Reservoir 1 & 2
Date: May 21, 2022
Time: Meeting 5:30am, Tournament Time: 6am-11am

Registration Deadline: May 13, 2022

Catfish Payout (Top 5 Fish’s Total Weight)
1st-$400 (Trophy)
2nd-$200
3rd-$100
Big Fish- $50 (Weight)

Bass & Panfish Tournament

Cost: $50 per boat, $25 Bank Fisherman
Location: Van Wert Reservoir 1 & 2
Date: June 11, 2022
Time: Meeting 5:30am, Tournament Time: 6am-11am

Registration Deadline: June 7, 2022

Largemouth Bass & Smallmouth Bass Payout (Top 5 Fish’s Total Weight)
1st-$400 (Trophy)
2nd-$200
3rd-$100
Big Fish-$50 (Weight)

Pan Fish Payout (Gross Weight of all Fish Caught)
1st-$400 (Trophy)
2nd-$200
3rd-$100
Big Fish- $50 (Length)