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Idaho Fish and Game Approved Fishing Tournaments

Thursday, April 24, 2014 

Any person, organization, club, business, partnership, corporation or other entity that sponsors a fishing contest which is based on the capture of an individual fish, or the size or number of fish captured, must first obtain a fishing contest permit from the Idaho Department of Fish and Game. A fishing contest is defined as an event where the total prize value is greater than $1,000; or the individual entry fee is greater than $25; or the number of boats is greater than 10 or the number of individuals contestants is greater than 20; or there is a live fish weigh-in. 

If you're interested in sponsoring a fishing contest, contact your local IDFG office for permit application information OR complete this contest application permit form [PDF, 95 KB] and mail it to:

IDFG Fishing Contests
PO Box 25
Boise, ID 83707

NOTE: Most of the tournaments are club/contest events. Crowding may occur on a specific body of water on a given day. Non-contest anglers may wish to use another boat ramp or location that day.

Last Updated: February 5, 2014 
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