For the third consecutive year, Colorado Parks and Wildlife and its partner Colorado fishing companies are encouraging anglers to take a friend fishing. As a reward for anglers sharing their expertise and love of fishing, CPW has created a contest for mentors who take the time to pass on their knowledge, with prizes for the mentor as well as the mentee.
How it works
Mentors can take a beginner angler out or mentees can encourage an experienced angler to teach them how to fish and enter to win some great prizes by submitting a photograph and brief story of their time on the water. Submissions will be judged by their ability to inspire and are due July 31, 2021. Mentor and mentee must be at least 21 years of age. Mentees must meet one of these criteria:
- Never had a fishing license until 2021
- Only had a fishing license in 2020 (e.g., a second-year angler)
- Not had a fishing license in the past five consecutive years (i.e., since 2016)
Contest participants must follow all applicable Colorado fishing regulations. Mentor must have had a Colorado fishing license before the start of the contest.
Prizes participants can win
Below is a working list of sponsors that have supported this program’s prizes. Visit the CPW website to see the latest list of prizes.
- Trouts Fly Fishing
- Northern Colorado Fishing Outfitters
- Ross Reels
- Yeti Coolers
- Cabela’s & Bass Pro Shops
- Zen Tenkara
- Ascent Fly Fishing
- Yampa Rod Company
- Eagle Claw
- DJ Custom Spins