Bass Fishing Tournaments

Aquatic Plant and Live-well Inspection Training for Bass Clubs

Beginning in 2020, all bass clubs will be required to participate in standardized training on aquatic plant and live-well inspection, and all tournament related inspections must be performed by individuals that have received this training. 

All clubs will need to provide documentation along with their 2020 affidavit that at least two members have participated in an aquatic plant and live-well inspection training program endorsed by the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (MDEP) within the last five years. 

These changes will standardize tournament inspections, and will reinforce the commitment the Department and the clubs have made to be good stewards and setting a higher standard that will reflect positively on our respective organizations, and will improve the Department's advocacy role.

Bass Tournaments

The Department is resuming the issuance of bass tournament and fishing derby permits, which were temporarily suspended due to public health concerns related to the pandemic. New operational guidelines will be incorporated as conditions of permit issuance.

Letter Fishing Derby and Bass Tournament Organizers

Please be sure to contact the bass club representative to verify details of a tournament, or if you have questions.

Bass Fishing Tournament Information