2016 New River Paddle Fishing Tournament

Saturday, July 16th 2016

BCSKI.COM New River Paddle Fishing Tournament

Back Country Ski and Sports and Montgomery County Parks and Rec are proud to present the 7th Annual New River Paddle Fishing Tournament on Saturday July 16th 2016!  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.

Like last year, the tournament will cover an extended stretch on the New River from Whitethorne VA to Eggleston VA.

There is a Men’s Spinning Category, Women’s Spinning Category, Fly Category, Junior Category (16 and under), and the Midnight Musky Challenge.  The Midnight Musky Challenge begins at 5:00pm on Friday July 15th, and ends at the weigh-in on Saturday July 16th at 3:00pm.  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!

Classes and Categories


  Late Registration (After 6:00pm EST, Thursday, July 14th)







Musky Challenge

$10 (add on)

$10 (add on)

Junior (16 & Under)



Pre-Registration Ends at 6:00pm EST, Thursday, July 14th

Registration includes:

  • Entry into the tournament
  • 2016 Fishing Tournament T-shirt
  • Shuttle transportation (only running from Tournament HQ to Whitethorne)
  • Catered BBQ dinner after the fishing ends
  • Raffle for a boat and many other prizes!


$10 per adult for Friday Night Only

$10 per adult for Saturday Night Only

$15 per adult for Friday and Saturday night

Juniors under age 16 camp free.


 2016 Rules & Regulations (PDF)


Tournament Headquarters

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

2016 Event Schedule

Friday, July 15th

5:00 pm – Check In and Camping Begins

5:00 pm – Midnight Musky Challenge Begins

10:00 pm – Check In Ends

Saturday, July 16th

5:00 am – Check In Resumes

(Check in only available at Tournament Headquarters)

5:15 am – Captains Meeting

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 17th

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!