A fishing competition is an event that is held, usually once a year, for competitive fisherman to show off their skills. Popular fishing competitions include the Grafham Water, John Watts and Groote Eyelandy. Fishing competitions include three popular categories; fly fishing, deep sea fishing and bass fishing. There are several other smaller categories, to accommodate every type of fisherman.
The fly fishing competition is one of the most challenging. Avid fly fisherman flock to these competitions every year to demonstrate their casting abilities. Local fly fishing competitions are usually posted at the community fly shops.
The biggest fly fishing competition is the National Fly Fishing Championship. This fly fishing competition is a three day event that is held in a different location every year. The competition is held at two lakes and three streams, with the contestants competing to catch trout.
The deep sea fishing competition includes fresh and saltwater tournaments. Fisherman compete to catch tuna, salmon, marlin, sharks and other large game fish. Fisherman become hooked on the fight that the large fish put up during the attempt to reel them in. Small deep sea fishing competitions are held year round in every country. Information about these can be obtained from local charter boat companies.
The serious deep sea fisherman would likely be interested in fishing in the International Game Fish Tournament. This tournament is an annual event that is held in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Registration information, pricing and event dates can be found on the tournament website.
Avid marlin fisherman would probably enjoy the World Cup Blue Marlin Championship. This fishing competition is an annual event that is held at a different location every year. Event information, including cost, location and dates can be found on the World Cup Blue Marlin Championship website.
Bass fishing competitions are most popular among freshwater bait fisherman. The large mouthed fish is a fighter, making it one of the most popular fishing tournaments around. There are local and national fishing tournaments. For local events, check with your bait shop or log on to the BassDozer website.
Bass fisherman with a lot of talent may be interested in the National Bass West All Star Series. This series is hosted in California and Arizona, with the actual location varying every year. This competition is a two day event that hosts teams, with each fisherman competing to be the Angler of the Year. Rules and registration can be found on the National Bass West website.