The City of Olney is proud to offer facilities and well-maintained lakes that are ideal for fishing tournaments.  If interested in scheduling a fishing tournament at one of our lakes, please read the requirements below and contact the City Clerk for scheduling.  Fishing tournaments also require a permit from the Department of Natural Resources.   View photos of past tournaments here.

  • All fishing tournaments must be scheduled through the Olney City Hall.  The scheduling of fishing tournaments will not begin until November 1 and scheduled on a first come first serve basis. 
  • All boats involved in a fishing tournament must have and use an aerated live well. 
  • No more than three fishing tournaments will be scheduled on any given day during the months of March, April, May, September, October and November.
  • The accumulative total of any three tournaments on one day during the months of March, April May, September, October and November will not be greater than 30 boats unless special permission is received by the City Manager of the City of Olney.
  • No more than one fishing tournament will be scheduled on any given day during the months of June, July and August with a maximum of 30 boats. 
  • No one club will hold more than 6 tournaments per year on East Fork Lake.
  • Only 1 tournament may be scheduled per day at Borah Lake. 
  • No fishing tournament will exceed 6 hours in length during the months of June, July and August. Tournaments held in March, April, May, September, October and November will be no longer than 8 hours. 
  • When more than one tournament is scheduled on the same day, launch times and weigh-ins will be scheduled at least 1 hour apart. 
  • No more than 10 weigh bags shall be given out at one time. 
  • Weigh-ins should take place as close to the lake as possible. 
  • Fish should be returned to the lake as soon as possible. 
  • Every fishing tournament director will turn into the City Clerk within 1 week of completing their tournament a Tournament Report which will include the sponsoring organization, contact person along with address and phone number, lake upon which tournament was held, fish species, date of tournament, number of fishermen, number of fish weighed in, total pounds of fish weighed in, number of fish released alive after weigh in, number of hours fished and weight of largest fish. Failure to complete and return the Tournament Report will result in the cancellation of any remaining tournaments scheduled in the current year and a one year suspension for tournaments by that club.