Registration underway for Virtual Fishing Tourneys

Wednesday, September 28, 2022 - 9:42am

From November 21-December 4, the Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources (PRCR) Department will host a Virtual Bass Fishing Tournament for ages 13 and older and a Virtual Youth Fishing Tournament for ages 12 and under (non-competitive). Over this two-week period, local anglers can visit any public fishery in Wake or Franklin County to try and catch the biggest fish. Participants in the Youth Fishing Tournament may catch any species of fish, while anglers in the Bass Fishing Tournament will be limited to bass only.

Online registration for both tournaments is available through Thursday, Nov. 3, at (search “fishing”). The cost to participate is $10 for the bass tournament and $5 for the youth tourney.

Participants in the bass tourney will receive a fishing scale to be used in the competition, while contestants in the youth tournament will receive an “Early Fisherman” packet. Fishing scales and “Early Fisherman” packets will be available for pickup on Thursday, Nov. 17, from 10 a.m.-noon and 4-6 p.m. inside Flaherty Park Community Center, 1226 N. White St.

Contestants in both tournaments will receive a link they can access to share photos of their biggest catch. Bass Fishing Tournament participants (ages 13 and older) can qualify to win first, second, and third place prizes by submitting a picture of themselves and their largest fish on the provided scale. The weight on the scale must be visible in the photo and calculated in pounds. Photo submissions from participants in both tournaments will be displayed on the Town of Wake Forest Facebook page.

For more information, contact Community Center Supervisor Grayson Pridgen at 919-554-6726 or