Alabama 4-H invites everyone ages 9 to 18 to test their fishing skills through 4-H BIGGEST Catch, a virtual fishing contest! To participate, all you have to do is go fishing in Alabama freshwater anytime between May 26 and June 5. Once you make your big catch, measure the fish, take a photo with it, and submit an online contest entry form.
Official Contest Rules and Information
- Participants must submit their official contest entries between May 26 at 8 a.m. CST and June 5 at 8 p.m. CST using the online submission form at https://aub.ie/4HBiggestCatch.
- All entries must include a photograph of the youth’s biggest catch (Figure1). The photograph must include the youth and their fish, the contest code AL4H2023, and the total length (inches) of the fish. This can be written on a piece of paper and held up in the photograph or written on the participant’s hand.
- Total length of a fish is measured from the tip of the snout to the end of the caudal (tail) fin using a measuring tape or a measuring board (Figure 2 and Figure 3).
- Only complete entries will be considered.
- Only one entry per youth, per category is allowed.
- Youth ages 9 to 13 will compete in the Junior division, and youth ages 14 to 18 will compete in the Senior division.
- Contest categories are bass, sunfish (bream), catfish, and crappie. Each participant’s catch must be submitted to the correct category.
- First-, second-, and third-place recognitions will be awarded for each category in both age divisions.
- Youth must catch and land their own fish without the help of others.
- Fish must be caught in Alabama waters.
- Participants must follow all state requirements for fishing license and permits and creel and size limits. Visit www.OutdoorAlabama.com for more information on these requirements.
- Have fun and be safe!
For more information on 4-H Biggest Catch, contact Emily Nichols at firstname.lastname@example.org.