The 19th St. Lawrence International Junior Carp Fishing Tournament is being hosted in Waddington, NY. The tournament takes place over two days along a 30 mile stretch of the St. Lawrence River. Kids aged 11-18 are eligible to take part. Trophies and Cash Prizes are awarded to winners and runners up. This is a Catch and Release Fishing Event organized and supported by the Carp Anglers Group of North America. Adults may also fish, if done so with a child, but are only eligible for medals!
There are four age divisions: 11-14 girls, 11-14 boys, 15-18 girls, and 15-18 boys.
Prizes are awarded in each of the four age divisions, based on heaviest carp caught, as follows: 1st place - trophy and $800, 2nd place - trophy and $400, 3rd place - trophy and $200, overall grand champion - an addition $1000.
Participants all compete individually, however, may also be part of a team of 2-4 people; 1st place team - gold medal, 2nd place team - silver medal, 3rd place team - bronze medal.
Adult Division: 1st place - gold medal, 2nd place - silver medal, 3rd place - bronze medal
There is also a large variety of miscellaneous awards that vary from year to year such as first fish, last fish, smallest fish, biggest fish, good effort, and special catch.