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Texas Game Warden Association Presents the CastAway Rods Guppy Cup Kidfish
September 25 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm CDT
Texas Game Warden Association presents the
CastAway Rods Guppy Cup
This year’s FREE event will be at Pier 21 located in Galveston, TX. The Kidfish will be on September 25, 2021 with check-in beginning at 9:30am day of event. All anglers must register online and check-in at the tent the day of event.
Divisions: 3-9 Years Old and 10-16 Years Old
Categories: Open (Any Legal Fish; No Stingrays or Skates)
Weigh-In Times: 10:00AM – Noon
Awards: Approximately 12:15PM; Awards will be handed out at Awards Ceremony. Angler Must be Present at Awards Ceremony to Win. Awards donated by CastAway Rods, Advanced Electrical Systems, The O’Donohoe Agency Allstate Insurance , Galveston Municipal Police Association, Nautical Antiques & Tropical Decor.
Awards for 1st to 10th per Division
Rules: Fishing may begin after Angler is checked in. All fish entered in event MUST be caught at Pier 21. To enter a fish, the angler must have participated in catching the fish. Anglers may be assisted while fishing. Standings will be based on weight of a single fish. Tie breaker will be time weighed in (earlier time wins). To qualify for a weigh-in, angler must be in line with fish by noon. No repeat winners allowed. Once an angler places 1st to 10th, they will be excluded from winning again for the remainder of the event to give other anglers an opportunity. A fish entered may only be entered one time throughout the event. Fish entered must be of legal size. No stingrays, skates, other rays etc. allowed to be entered. Kids are exempt from Texas fishing licenses, but if they wish to retain a Red Drum over 28″, they will need to purchase an Exempt Angler Tag ($3) and bring with them the day of event. This tag is available for purchase at any location where TPWD Fishing Licenses are sold.
Prizes: Raffle prizes will be drawn throughout the event. A Raffle Grand Prize will be drawn during the Awards Ceremony (must be present to win) courtesy of Galveston Party Boats Inc.
Grand Prize Raffle: Winner will receive a bay boat trip for 30 Kids (with 1 parent or guardian accompanying per child). A Sunday afternoon in October 2021 will be selected by winner. Trip accompanied by (2) Texas Game Wardens.
Sponsors: Mitchell Historic Properties, Academy Sports & Outdoors, Advanced Electrical Systems, The O’Donohoe Agency Allstate Insurance, Boyd’s Seafood, CastAway Rods, CCA, Galveston Municipal Police Association, Galveston Police Memorial Fund, Katie’s Seafood Market, Koza’s Inc, Lloyd Engineering, Nautical Antiques & Tropical Decor, Texas Game Warden Association, Yaga’s Entertainment Inc., Galveston Party Boats Inc.
Other: Kids participating must supply their own rods, tackle, and bait. One pound of dead bait shrimp can be purchased at Katie’s Seafood Market located at1902 Wharf Rd, Galveston, TX 77550 at a discounted Kidfish rate from (9am-10am) day of event. You will need to show Kidfish Ticket at time of purchase. An ice chest is recommended if you would like to bring fish home. Also recommend bringing a bucket to put water in to transport fish to weigh-in. This will help to keep the fish alive if you wish to release after weigh-in.
Day of event, limited number of goodie bags provided to those anglers who first check-in at registration tent courtesy of Academy Sports & Outdoors.
Day of event, limited number of event t-shirts provided to those anglers who first check-in at registration tent courtesy of Lloyd Engineering and Koza’s, Inc.
The Cuban Spot Food Truck will be on location selling food – www.thecubanspot.com
If you wish to register more than one child in the same division, you can log back on as many times as needed to do so.
****Must print out ticket(s) and bring day of event for check-in.****
Enjoy the Galveston Island Shrimp Festival presented by Yaga’s Entertainment Inc. after the Kidfish. The event is a celebration of Galveston’s great wild seafood and located just two blocks away. Event features shrimp gumbo tasting and gumbo cookoff. For information, www.galvestonislandshrimpfestival.com.