REMOving invasive species from the san marcos river
San Marcos River
invasive biomass removed
suckermouth catfish: 3,170 at 1,662.53 lbs
Tilapia: 106 at 196.59 lbs
Total: 1,859.12 lbs
Winter Polespear Tournament 2019
tournament begins | November 1
Tournament ends | November 24
location | San Marcos, texas
fee (includes tshirt IF REGISTERED BY 10/31) | $18
Keep up with the tournament on the
WPT2019 Facebook Event Page:
Join us for another Invasive Fish Fry
and Awards Ceremony
Free fried tilapia tacos
while supplies last!
Awards will begin around 7:15pm
Official dates will be posted soon!
INTERESTED IN SPONSORING
Winter Polespear Tournament 2019 will begin on Friday November 1st and end on Sunday November 24th.
THIS TOURNAMENT CAPS OUT AT 50 PARTICIPANTS!
Participants will be allowed to register for 3 time slots, each time slot 5 hours long.
After you have registered on eventbee, email Nick Menchaca at email@example.com to sign up for your time slots.
Don't pass up on your only legal opportunity to spearfish in the upper San Marcos River!
Upper section: Salt Grass to Upper Rio Vista
Lower Section: Rio Vista Falls to Capes Dam
Participants with substantial results will have the opportunity to volunteer
with Atlas Environmental year round and continue removing invasive species.
rules and regulations
Rules & Regulations:
- - Ages 18 and up - -
•Polespears under 6ft only.
•Freediving/snorkeling only! NO scuba diving of any kind including surface supplied diving (i.e. Brownies Third Lung system or similar).
•No spear guns or Hawaiian slings.
•ALWAYS dive with a friend either in the water or on the banks monitoring close by. If this person is not on the schedule he is not allowed to spear.
•Let someone know when/where you plan on diving and when you will return.
•A valid Texas fishing license and Drivers License or ID card are required on person.
•Spearfishing of species other than targeted species is prohibited.
Suckermouth Catfish, Tilapia,
Red Rimmed Melania Snails, Giant Ramshorn Snails.
•You must spearfish in designated section of river and during time scheduled only.
•No violations of park ordinances or state laws are permitted.
•You must maintain 30 feet clearance between yourself and others while spearing.
•It is your responsibility to have a stringer or some other means of holding your haul.
•The upper section starts at Salt Grass and ends before the first chute at Rio Vista.
•The lower section begins at the first pool at Rio Vista falls and ends at IH 35.
•Game Wardens and Park Rangers will be out enforcing ordinances and laws.
•At the end of your time slot, bring your haul to weigh in at 305 Riverside Dr.
We will have engraved awards for:
--Most weight removed 1st, 2nd, and 3rd
--Top haul 1st, 2nd, and 3rd
--Most suckermouth catfish
--Heaviest suckermouth catfish
--Smallest suckermouth catfish (precision shot!)
--Smallest tilapia (precision shot!)
--Most trash removed