The 64th Pennsylvania State

Championship Fishing Tournament

September 27th- 29th 2023

(1959 - 2024)

"Catch & Release Tournament"


Tidioute, PA - the "Sportsman's Paradise" is home to the Pennsylvania State Championship Fishing Tournament (PSCFT).  A fun-packed weekend is planned every year on the last full weekend in September with activities for all ages.  While the catch and release fishing contest is the star of the show complete with cash awards and prizes, there is also a kids fishing derby with trophies awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners, a parade, live music, food, and raffles.  We invite everyone to enjoy and participate in all the festivities and entertainment surrounding the tournament.  For more information contact the PSCFT by email at: and for registration forms to enter the fishing contest please visit the tournament's website @ Also check out their social media page on Facebook: "Pennsylvania State Championship Fishing Tournament, Inc."




Friday, September 27th


-Committee members will be on grounds to accept registrations

-Vendors-Food-Attractions on Grounds

-Jim Felix Sounds of Elvis 7:00 pm


Saturday, September 28th


-Fishing starts at 12:01 am

-Scales open at 5 am- close at 8 pm sharp

-Craft Show at TAVFD 9 am-3 pm

-Kids Fishing Derby 9 am-11 am Benner's Park

-Parade at 1:00 pm 

-Door Prizes at 8:00 pm

-Fishing Finalists/Lunker Awards announced at 8:30 pm

-Junior Championship Angler Crowned at 9:00 pm


Sunday, September 29th


-Scales open at 8 am- close at 2:30 pm sharp

-Champion Angler Crowned 3:00 pm

-Closing Ceremonies 3:30 pm


*No Dogs Allowed Other Than Seeing Eye Dogs allowed on premises*


2022 Rules and Regulations
2022 Rules and Regulations (1).pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [209.2 KB]
2022 Registration Form
2022 Registration.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [178.2 KB]


Please Write: PA State Championship Fishing Tournament

90 Main Street

   Tidioute, PA 16351

  or check out their Facebook page

"Pennsylvania State Championship Fishing Tournament, Inc."

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