Fishing Tournament

A recreational activity conducted on National Forest System Lands and Waters for which an entry or participation fee is charged and /or prizes are awarded to individuals or teams based on the sport of fishing.


  • 5% of adjusted gross receipts for one-time events; or
  • 3% of adjusted gross receipts for multiple events under a single permit

Submission deadline:  by October 1 annually for next calendar year

You will need:

  • Application
  • Insurance Certificate covering the timeframe of your activity
  • Maps of areas to be used with specific recreation sites, boat ramps, and lakes highlighted
  • Fishing TournamentOperating Plan
  • Estimated Fee Worksheet
  • Final Fee Worksheet(to be completed at the end of the activity or event(s))

Once you have completed the above documents, see Step 4 – Review by the Permit Administrator.