2017 New River Paddle Fishing Tournament

Saturday, July 15th 2017

BCSKI.COM New River Paddle Fishing Tournament


Back Country Ski and Sport Inc. and Montgomery County Parks and Rec are proud to present the 8th Annual New River Paddle Fishing Tournament on Saturday, July 15 2017!  Test your bass fishing skills in the prime waters of the New River against other local anglers and see if you have what it takes to land the big one!  The tournament format is catch, photo, and release.

New for this year, participants are allowed to fish anywhere on the New River in Virginia!  Registration is limited so be sure to sign up soon!

Also new for 2017 are revamped categories: Adult Spinning Category, Adult Open Category, Fly Category, Midnight Musky Challenge, Midnight Musky Fly Challenge, and Junior Category (16 and under).  The Midnight Musky Challenge begins at 5:00 p.m. on Friday July 14th, and ends at the weigh in on Saturday July 15th at 3:00 p.m.  The Challenge is open to anyone brave enough to attempt, and costs an additional $10 entry.  There are 1000’s of dollars in prizes to be won by all categories including boats, paddles, and tons and tons of gear!  Prizes are awarded via raffle.



    Category Rule

  Registration Cost

Adult Spinning

Artificial Lures Only


Adult Open

Live Bait Allowed



Fly Tackle Only


Musky Challenge

Live Bait Allowed

$10 (add on)

Musky Fly Challenge

Fly Rod Only

$10 (add on)

Junior (16 & Under)

Live Bait Allowed


Registration only available between June 1 through June 23.  Registration ends June 23, 11:59:59 p.m. EST.

Registration includes:

  • Entry into the tournament
  • 2017 Fishing Tournament T-shirt
  • Shuttle transportation (only running from Tournament HQ to Whitethorne)
  • Catered dinner after the fishing ends
  • Raffle for a boat and many other prizes!


$10 per person for either Friday Night, Saturday Night, or Both Nights!

Juniors under age 16 camp free.

2017 Rules and Regulations

Registration is limited; we will not be accepting late or onsite registration. Your deadline to register is June 23 at 11:59:59 p.m. EST.

See you there!!


Tournament Headquarters

2076 Big Falls Rd, Blacksburg, VA 24060 (see map below)

2017 Event Schedule

Friday, July 14th

5:00 pm – Check In and Camping Begins

5:00 pm – Midnight Musky Challenge Begins

10:00 pm – Check In Ends

Saturday, July 15th

5:00 am – Check In Resumes

(Check in only available at Tournament Headquarters)

5:30 am – Tournament Start Time

10:30 am – Check In Ends

3:00 pm – Photo Weigh-In Deadline

3:00 pm ~ 4:00 pm – Barbecue Dinner

4:00 pm – Awards Ceremony and Raffle

Sunday, July 16th

10:00 am – Camping Ends and Gate Locked

Camping Rules

-No fires other than the one designated by tournament officials.

-No Drugs.

-No Alcohol.

Camping allowed in designated areas only.

View 2014 New River Paddle Fishing Tournament Pictures and Results here!

View 2015 New River Paddle Fishing Tournament Pictures and Results here!