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The Iowa Youth Fishing League is proud to provide two unique pathways for our anglers. When you complete registration, you will pick your pathway and an invoice will be sent to you for payment at that time along with an information packet that was provided at our first annual meeting on February 15, 2020.
Anglers must complete registration and payment prior to participating in events.
Pathway One where your angler(s) can experience tournament fishing and our monthly educational events. Anglers ages seven to 18 can participate in tournaments.
The cost for participants is $300.00 per year.
Pathway One anglers are AUTOMATICALLY enrolled into Pathway Two and may attend all events without any additional costs.
We have created a tournament schedule for anglers that will run from May to October. We will be fishing several bodies of water across the state of Iowa. Tournaments will be held on weekends. Our tournament anglers will also have access to the state tournament, the B.A.S.S national opens, and tournaments hosted by other clubs.
Anglers are divided into two categories when tournament fishing. Anglers ages seven to 13 fish in the junior division. Anglers ages 14-18 fish in the high school division. These age divisions align to the B.A.S.S rules and regulations.
The Iowa Youth Fishing League will require that anglers hold a current B.A.S.S. membership. This is offered to youth anglers at a discounted rate of $10.00 per year. Anglers will receive a yearly subscription to B.A.S.S. magazine with their membership.
Pathway Two where your angler(s) can experience monthly educational events. Anglers of all ages can participate in this pathway.
The cost for participants is $150.00 per year.
Pathway Two anglers are not eligible for tournament fishing events.
The Board of Directors and staff have worked to create monthly experiences that further angler knowledge base and provide opportunities for urban fishing. Anglers will also experience community outreach events and the promotion of conservation nationwide.
Monthly educational experiences will be planned yearly and location and times may vary.
These monthly sessions could include, but are not limited to:
These events are aimed to advance angler skills, knowledge and conservation stewardship. All monthly experiences will be aligned to our organization’s mission. All materials and equipment will be purchased and provided by IYFL.