2018 New River Paddle Fishing Tournament

Saturday, July 14th 2018

BCSKI.COM New River Paddle Fishing Tournament

View 2018 NRPFT Results Here!

Back Country Ski and Sport Inc. and Montgomery County Parks and Rec are proud to present the 9th Annual New River Paddle Fishing Tournament on Saturday, July 14, 2018!  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.  All proceeds of the NRPFT go to the New River Conservancy.

Participants are allowed to fish anywhere on the New River in Virginia!  Registration is limited so be sure to sign up when available!  Thousands of dollars in prizes to be won by all categories including kayaks, 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


Adult Fly

Fly Tackle Only


Junior (16 & Under)

Live Bait Allowed


Registration includes:

  • Entry into the tournament
  • 2018 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/night or $15 for Friday and Saturday night

Juniors under age 16 camp free.

2018 Rules and Regulations

Tournament Headquarters

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

2018 Event Schedule

Friday, July 13th

5:00 pm – Check In and Camping Begins

10:00 pm – Check In Ends

Saturday, July 14th

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 15th

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!