Last week’s tournament at Round Valley produced some nice sized RVTA Rainbow Trout. If you’re looking to take another crack at winning some money or just bragging rights, the 2nd Annual Steve Welgoss Memorial Trout Tournament will be held this Saturday, May 18th. Visit the RVTA website for more details about the tournament and the RVTA.
Tournament starts at 5:30 AM and ends at 3:00 PM
Entry $50 per person
This will be contest 2 of 8. Results from the first Round Valley Trout Association tournament of 2013 in April are here.
From the RVTA Website:
RVTA runs 8 contests per year. All (including non-members) may participate. Members will accrue Fisher Person of the Year (FPOY) points for each of the contests. You may register the morning of each contest at the top of the concrete ramp. A table will be set up and manned by RVTA members. C’mon out and try it!
April 2013 RVTA Tournament Winner John Y. with a 22 3/4″ and 6.44lbs. Rainbow Trout.
2013 Contest Dates
April 14- RVTA Fishing Contest, Sunday, 6am
May 11- RVTA Fishing Contest, Saturday, 5:30am
May 18- Steve Welgoss Memorial Tournament (Tentative)
June 2- RVTA Fishing Contest, Sunday, 5:30am
June 15/16- Annual Open Contest, NJ Free Fishing Weekend
July 6- RVTA Fishing Contest, Saturday, 5:30am
August 11- RVTA Fishing Contest, Sunday, 5:30am
September 7- RVTA Fishing Contest, Saturday, 5:30am
Thank you to Alex for sharing the below shore fishing information with me. It brings great satisfaction knowing this fishing blog helps out, even in some little way. Tight lines everyone!
Steve with an April brown trout caught on live shiner under a slip bobber.
I moved to New Jersey about two years ago, and being an avid fisherman, I found Round Valley reservoir, and then your website very quickly. I am new to lake trout fishing, so I tried all of the techniques you mentioned while fishing from a boat, but I got skunked every trip (about 8 boat rides), so I becoming a little frustrated! But the other day I found an article on your website on how to fish from the shore using a slip bobber
rig. So my friend Steve and I played hooky for work last Monday 4/15/13 and headed for rainbow point. We set the slip bobber at about 7 feet with a medium shiner and immediately got into action! We landed a beautiful 18″ brownie, and lost a bigger one near the shore. So I just wanted to say that I find your website very helpful and to keep up the good work! Even though one rig might not work one day, there are plenty others that could.
WHEN: Saturday April 13th 6am to 10am check in at Church Lane Bridge Parking Lot. Mapquest Link http://mapq.st/10uHf7t
WHERE: Farrington Lake and the connected bodies of water; Ireland Brook, Lawrence Brook, Mill Pond. The lake straddles East Brunswick/North Brunswick
$25per person. 1 &2 person teams. Fish from boat or shore.
Bass, Pike, Pickerel, Trout, Panfish
-Grand Prize, 1st & 2nd Prize – 3 largest fish by weight combined
-Largest Trout Prize
Tournament ends at 7pm!
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