Do I need a permit for a tournament or contest?
Any person or entity sponsoring any organized fishing event that charges an entry fee or offers any prize(s) will need a permit in cases where any of the following apply:
• Has a live-fish weigh-in
• Expects 20 or more participants.
• Total cash or prize(s) of $1,000 or more in value.
Events organized wholly for youth under the age of fourteen (14) are excluded from the requirement for a Fishing Contest Permit.
How to apply for a Tournament Permit
If you're interested in sponsoring a fishing contest, complete a Fishing Tournament Permit Application form and mail it to:
Attn: Fisheries Bureau
Idaho Department of Fish and Game
PO Box 25
600 S Walnut Street
Boise, Idaho 83707