Van Wert Parks & Rec Fishing Tournament - 2021

Tournament Details

The Van Wert Parks and Recreation is pleased to offer TWO separate fishing tournaments for 2021. Our first tournament will be a catfish tournament on May 22nd, while the second tournament will be a bass & pan fish tournament on June 12th. Both of these events are open to both boat & bank shore fishermen whom will have the choice of fishing on either Reservoir 1 or 2. All boats are ONLY permitted to use a trolling motor and must be an Ohio registered watercraft. 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 fishermen can enter in each category of fish.

Catfish Tournament

Cost: $50 per boat, $25 Bank Fisherman
Location: Van Wert Reservoir 1 & 2
Date: May 22, 2021
Time: Meeting 6:30am, Tournament Time: 7am-Noon

Registration Deadline: May 21, 2021

Catfish Payout (Top 5 Fish’s Total Weight)
1st-$500 (Trophy)
2nd-$300
3rd-$100
Big Fish- $100 (Weight)

Bass & Panfish Tournament

Cost: $50 per boat, $25 Bank Fisherman
Location: Van Wert Reservoir 1 & 2
Date: June 12, 2021
Time: Meeting 6:30am, Tournament Time: 7am-Noon

Registration Deadline: June 11, 2021

Largemouth Bass & Smallmouth Bass Payout (Top 5 Fish’s Total Weight)
1st-$500 (Trophy)
2nd-$300
3rd-$100
Big Fish-$100 (Weight)

Pan Fish Payout (Gross Weight of all Fish Caught)
1st-$500 (Trophy)
2nd-$300
3rd-$100
Big Fish- $100 (Length)

Catfish RegistrationCatfish Registration
Bass & Pan Fish RegistrationBass & Pan Fish Registration
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