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Women Anglers of Minnesota 

is pleased to welcome all kids age 3-15 of any gender to

Kids Katch: Hook, Line, & Sinker

How to Join the Fun:

  • Parents download the FishDonkey app on  or on 
  • Create an account
  • Click "Fish in a Tournament"
  • Join Kids Katch: Hook, Line, & Sinker
  • All your kid has to do is catch a fish, of any species, in any legal manner, and post a picture of their catch!
  • All kids who submit a catch will receive a participation certificate emailed to you to print off for them!
  • The kids can submit as many fish as they want!
  • We will have random drawings for t-shirts to send out!

What the Kids are Trying to Win:

Longest I Caught A Fish!

The kids can submit as many or as few fish as they want! The app automatically takes the largest caught fish from all fish submitted by all kids and places the largest in lead. It should be noted that the app scores in inches, not weight!

PRIZE: Stickers from our supporters and a free fishing pole from WAM

Largest Stringer of I Caught A Fish!


The kids can submit as many or as few fish as they want! The stringer with the longest combined inches of fish of any combination of species will win this category. The app automatically takes the kids top 5 fish to determine the winner.

PRIZE: Stickers from our supporters and a free fishing pole from WAM

Best That's Not a Fish!

Kids are excellent at catching things other than fish! Branch? Shoe? Someone else's line? Take a picture of it, submit it in this category and the Tournament Director will determine the oddest catch. We do this by changing on the backend the "inches" of the fish which will in turn reflect the most oddest catch in our opinion. 

PRIZE: Stickers from our supporters and a free fishing pole from WAM

WildCard

Random Drawings for random prizes... Could be a shirt, a fishing pole, stickers, etc.

Participation Certificate

All kids who submit a fish will receive a participation certificate via email to their parents.

HAVE FUN, TIGHT LINES, and FISH ON!!!


For your convenience here are the

Rules & Regulations

  • Women Anglers of Minnesota (WAM) has adopted these rules. The interpretation of these rules shall ​be left exclusively to the Social Directors Team: Theresa Jones and Sara Spiering herein known as one entity, the Tournament Director. The decision of the Tournament Director shall be final in all matters
  • The decision of the Tournament Director shall be final in all matters.
  • All rules are to provide a fair and equal playing field for all competitors. This is an individual based tournament, not teams.
  • By registering for the tournament, all participants parents agree that they are executing an agreement to abide by all tournament rules
  • The interpretation and enforcement of the rules is at the sole discretion of the tournament director.  
  • The tournament director may change rules or impose sanctions as they deem appropriate including but not limited to: disqualifications, forfeiture of prizes, and prohibition from competing in future tournaments.

Participation and Eligibility

  • Kids age 3-15 of any gender are eligible for this tournament.
  • All registrations will be completed using the FishDonkey app and MUST include kids name, physical address, email address and phone number.
  • Only 1 kid per email is allowed. More than 1 kid? Set up another email account...
  • The FishDonkey App will be used to record, measure, and document fish and
    then upon submission, the app will place the fish on the live tournament leaderboard.
  • The leaderboard will update automatically based on submissions.

Date, Time, & Location

  • The contest is scheduled to take place 12am on 4/13/19 to 11:59pm on 9/14/19
  • You can fish and submit catches anytime during the contest.
  • All participants must have their fish submitted before 11:59pm 9/14/19
  • Location is ANY body of water anywhere!

Incentives to become a member of Women Anglers of Minnesota

  • Cost for youth girls 12-15 to join WAM for a year is only $15!
    • The first 10 girls participating in this challenge who also sign up as a WAM Member will receive a FREE WAM SHIRT!​
  • Cost for adults 16+ to become a member of WAM is only $25.
    • The first 10 ladies who have a kid in this challenge, and sign up as a member of WAM will receive a FREE WAM SHIRT!

Teaching Kids About Safety, Inclement Weather, Unsafe Conditions

  • Parents are responsible for their and their kids safety, actions, and property at all times.
  • This is a marathon, so please be proactive and fish only when it is safe to do so.
  • If weather or conditions are questionable please use caution and only fish when safe to do so.
  • You fish at your own risk at all times!

Teaching Kids Sportsmanship

  • We're hopeful parents can use this challenge to teach kids common standards of sportsmanship, ​courtesy, safety and conservation.

Species

  • I Caught A Fish! Any species of fish the kid caught in a legal manner.
  • That's Not a Fish! Is any catch that is not a fish.

Categories

  • Largest I caught a fish!
    • The kids can submit as many or as few fish as they want! The app automatically takes the largest caught fish from all fish submitted by all kids and places the largest in lead. It should be noted that the app scores in inches, not weight!
  • Longest Stringer of 5 I caught a fish!
    • The kids can submit as many or as few fish as they want! The stringer with the longest combined inches of fish of any combination of species will win this category. The app automatically takes the kids top 5 fish to determine the winner.
  • Best That's not a fish!
    • Kids are excellent at catching things other than fish! Branch? Shoe? Someone else's line? Take a picture of it, submit it in this category and the Tournament Director will determine the oddest catch. We do this by changing on the backend the "inches" of the fish which will in turn reflect the most oddest catch in our opinion. 

Teaching Kids How To Correctly Measure A Fish

  • Kids can use any measuring device as long as it is not home made or flexible in nature.
  • Fish should be immediately recorded for submission as soon as they are caught.
  • All submissions must include at least two photographs
    • Photo of youth holding fish or being near the fish
    • Photo of the fish on the measuring device
  1. Take the measurement photo in a horizontal position
    • Be sure the fish’s nose is touching the starting end of the measuring device, and the tail which is indicating the measurement are clearly shown.
    • You must close the fish's mouth and touch the tip (nose) of the fish to the lip on the left side of the measuring device.
    • The fish's tail may or may not be squeezed to determine length
  2. Graduation Marks
    • If the fish tail is touching the graduation line on the board then that is the exact measurement for that fish.
    • If the fish’s tail crosses the graduation line, then the measurement can be rounded down to the next ¼ inch.

Ties and Tiebreakers

  • The tournament director will determine a tie by using the time of entry of
    the submitted fish, first fish submitted takes priority.

Laws and Regulations

  • Parent's, it's up to you to teach your kids your local DNR rules and regs.​
  • All federal, state, and local laws and all fishing rules must be abided by for the state you are currently fishing in.
  • The right to refuse sale and/or revoke a competition ticket to anyone is hereby reserved. (IE: an adult signs up for what is obviously a kids event.)

Cheating... We're certain and frankly hopeful there won't be any of that!

Questions... If there are any questions about the rules or anything else please verify your questions with the Tournament Director

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