NMPFFA Fly Fishing Tournament Rules
Posted On: Aug 26, 2019

Fly Fishing Tournament Rules

  • We will follow all NMDGF rules and regulations
  • Must have valid NM fishing license.
  • Catch and Release only.
  • Artificial flies only, 2 fly limit barbless hooks.
  • Walk/Wade only NO GUIDED TRIPS.

Each team is allowed to score/record 15 best fish each day. Only 15 fish will be recorded per team each day. Scores must be turned in at the end of the day NO EXCEPTIONS. Must have time stamped photo of each fish with approved supplied measuring device measuring the fish.  Please respect the fish and make every attempt to return the fish back into the water as safely and quickly as possible.

Half of the teams will be assigned either the lower river or the upper river. Texas hole will be the neutral zone and all teams are allowed to fish there. On day two teams will switch to the opposite part of the river that they were assigned on the first day. (Example: If you fished the upper part of the river on day 1 you will fish the lower part of the river on day 2)


1”-- 10” = 5 points

11” -- 15” = 10 points

16” – 20” = 15 points

21”-- 25” = 20 points

26 – 30” = 25 points


At the end of DAY 2 points will be tallied from each team and the TOP 3 placing teams will receive awards. There will also be individual awards for largest fish, smallest fish and other surprise categories.

Most importantly remember to have fun and know you are contributing to a great cause.



AUGUST 30, 2019

Day 1 Fishing Tournament

0800: Teams will met up and check in at Abe’s Fly Shop, review of rules, catered breakfast (grab burritos).

0900: Depart to river. Fishing begins.

1700: Fishing stops for the day

1730:  Teams will return to Abe’s Fly Shop to turn in the days catch. Catered dinner. CASH ONLY BAR

AUGUST 31, 2019

Day 2 Fishing Tournament

0700: Teams will meet up. Catered breakfast (grab burritos) at Abe’s Fly Shop

0715: Depart for river. Fishing begins.

1300: fishing stops for the day.

1330: Teams will return to Abe’s Fly Shop to turn in the days catch. (Every 10 minutes a team is late that team will be deducted 5 points). Catered lunch/dinner. CASH ONLY BAR

1400: Awards ceremony/door prize raffle.



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