Angling Rules

Club Angling Rules

Complete Club Angling Rules

Club Record Submission Criteria

Entering Your Catch


Virtually every day of the year the WPBFC has a fishing contest underway. That means that each time you go fishing you can potentially catch a contest winning fish. But as the old saying goes, "You can't win if you don't enter". For fish to be eligible for great trophies and tackle prizes, club members simply have to submit their entry on an official WPBFC catch affidavit, which must be fully completed and returned to the Fishing Club (or postmarked) within 14 days of the catch. It is permissible to fax (or email scanned) entries to the club (561) 832-2137. Incomplete affidavits will not be processed. Anglers do not have to kill their catch for entry in fishing club contests. Caught, weighed and released fish are eligible, providing they were witnessed and weighed on an official club certified hand scale, or if you don't have a certified hand scale, you can weigh your catch at any weigh station that has a certified scale. Entering fish is that simple. Your catch does not have to be a trophy to win an award. Contact the club if you have any additional questions about entering fish.

Junior Anglers (ages 10-18)

WPBFC Junior Anglers are sub-divided into two (2) age groups: Juniors (ages 10-14) and Young Adults (ages 15-18). High point fish categories are featured in the Summer and Winter Fishing Contests for each age group. The top six point scoring fish (3 in inshore/near shore species, 3 in offshore/reef species division) caught by junior and young adult members will receive awards in each contest. Scoring is based upon the club's standardized Winter Fishing Contest point chart (see back of affidavit). A minimum score of 201 points is required for placement. Release species such as tarpon and sailfish are not eligible for high point entries. However, all junior/young adult angler catches should be entered and will be considered when determining the ‘Junior Angler of the Year’ Award. All juniors/young adults must catch their fish totally unassisted.

Pee Wee Anglers (kids thru age 9)

Family participation is the foundation of the WPBFC. In fact, many adult members have made their kids members of the club as of their date of birth. Pee Wee members are kids less than 10 years of age. The club encourages these kids to become active anglers and provides incentives to keep them excited about their fishing accomplishments. Pee Wee anglers should enter any fish they catch regardless of size or species. Entries must be submitted on an official catch affidavit. Each Pee Wee will receive an award (presented annually at the November Awards, BBQ & Auction) for their catch. Each Pee Wee will receive only one award regardless of number of fish entered during the angling year.

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