Fishing Tournament Online Registration 2024

2024 Bishop’s Fishing Tournament for Seminarians

The Diocese of Rapid City currently has 9 young men discerning their call to the priesthood.

Your participation in these fishing tournaments helps fund the formation and education of these men, which on average costs $47,700 per seminarian each year. Help us reach our goal of funding 3-4 seminarians each year! 

This is a family-friendly event! If you can’t fish, join us for Mass and Prime Rib dinner to support our seminarians!

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Fishing for Seminarians

Oahe Downstream Rec. Area, Pierre
June 10, 2024

6:30 AM Registration begins
7:30 AM Boats depart parking lot for launch area
2:30 PM Weigh-in
3:30 PM Mass with Bishop
4:15 PM Social
5:00 PM Outdoor prime rib dinner

Entry Fee

$400 per team (up to 4 people)
$100 per fisherman
$50 per student 18 years and younger
$300 family fishing package (up to 4 people)
$450 Knights Challenge (up to 4 people; see details below)

Entry free includes breakfast, lunch, and outdoor prime rib dinner

Tournament Format

Up to 4-person teams

Tournament Awards

Based on weight
• Total Team Weight – Walleye
• Total Team Weight – Bass
• Largest Any Other Fish
• Largest Walleye – Youth
• Largest Walleye – Adult
• Largest Bass – Youth
• Largest Bass – Adult
• Knights Challenge – Total Team Weight

Knight’s Challenge

Win the Bishop’s Cup for your Council! This traveling trophy is awarded to the team with the most total weight. Teams must include two of the following: Knights of Columbus member, priest, youth or Honorary Knight.

This is a great opportunity to involve parish youth in a fun, diocesan event with our seminarians and diocesan priests.

Prime Rib Dinner Tickets

Outdoor prime rib dinner tickets may be purchased separately for those not fishing in the tournament (see registration form below). Join us in encouraging our seminarians as they prayerfully discern God’s call in their lives. Mass with Bishop Peter DeGrood and a prime rib dinner follows the day of fishing!

Raffle Tickets

Even if you can’t fish or join us for this event you can still help support our seminarian education fund by purchasing raffle tickets (see registration below). Tickets are 1 for $20 or 3 for $50. Three winners will receive between $200-500. Drawing held on June 10. Need not be present to win! All funds go towards seminarian education!


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