Fishing tournaments

Fishing tournament regulations

Permit Requirements

Permits are issued to Minnesota residents only. Permit requirements and permit fees are shown, below:

The DNR permit may allow for live-release weigh-ins at public accesses. Written permission from the authority responsible for jurisdiction of the public access is required.

If a permit is required, and if entry fees are over $25 per person, or total prizes are valued at more than $25,000, and the applicant has not previously conducted a permitted fishing contest or has ever failed to make required prize awards in a fishing contest, the applicant will be required to furnish evidence of financial responsibility in the form of a surety bond or bank letter of credit in the amount of $25,000.