The Catch-Photo-Release format can cover any geographic area and run for any length of time. The format creates less stress on the fish than traditional tournaments where they’re held until the end of the day and then released.
We make sure all data is anonymized, and researchers are prohibited from publishing our angler’s secret spots.
MyCatch posts real-time tournament updates on the event’s online leaderboard so anyone can follow along from anywhere.
Catch-Photo-Release tournaments are much easier to organize that traditional tournaments; our platform is flexible and can accommodate a wide range of events.
Catch-Photo-Release tournaments are easier to organize than traditional tournaments, and require fewer volunteers or on-site weigh-ins, because the app does it all for you. Our tournament team has decades of experience and can work with you every step of the way, or simply pass off the reins and let you run with it.
Angler's record their catch between the tournaments posted start and end dates. Only catches within the specified geographic area qualify as a catch for the tournament.
Anglers document their catch size with a photo, confirm their location through GPS, upload that information using the MyCatch app, and document the release of the fish right away.
Winners are chosen based on their leaderboard position. Leaderboards can be customized based on the organizer’s data requirements.
MyCatch is developed by Angler’s Atlas, which has been a proven, invaluable online resource for anglers since 1999. Angler’s Atlas began collecting angler data for science in the early 2000’s, and MyCatch has enabled us to efficiently collect more meaningful, workable data. We work with scientists across Canada to provide data that is otherwise difficult to collect, and to help inform fisheries management and conservation.Learn More about Angler's Atlas
Quantitative Fisheries Bioligist, Human Dimensions
Many Unifor members and their families are sports anglers and we have hosted fishing derby's for decades but, like so many other groups, we have had to cancel the last two years due to the pandemic. The innovative app-based tournament offered by Tourism Windsor Essex and Angler's Atlas will make it possible for our community to safely reconnect with nature and family during these difficult times.
“Anglers definitely have a role in conservation, and if we don’t protect the species there won’t be anything for future generations to fish for.”
“We teamed up with Angler’s Atlas to host the Kootenay Lake Classic which was a virtual fishing derby. We had really great feedback from all of the participants, some great success stories and people saying they liked this platform better than the traditional style weigh-in derby.”
Catch-Photo-Release tournaments can cover any geographic area and run for any length of time. Anglers document their catch size with a photo, confirm their location on a GPS, upload that information using their mobile phone, and release the fish right away. We love the Catch-Photo-Release format; there’s less stress on the fish than in traditional tournaments where they’re typically held in a live well until the end of the day when they are weighed and then released.
Any angler can participate as long as they’ve downloaded the app and signed up for the tournament. Events range from family-oriented community tournaments to highly competitive events for experienced anglers. The app is easy to use and having a great day outdoors (with a little friendly competition) is the goal for everyone!
Our tournament team has decades of experience and can work with you every step of the way, or simply pass off the reins and let you run with it. For those who need support, our services range from envisioning the event, recruiting anglers, building excitement and running the tournament. Our goal is to make sure your anglers have a great experience and everything runs smoothly. For more information, email [email protected].
Our passion for fisheries research has driven us for decades. Angler’s Atlas began collecting angler data for science in the early 2000s and the launch of MyCatch has enabled us to grow our efforts exponentially. We work with scientists across Canada to provide data that is difficult to otherwise collect, and to help inform fisheries management and conservation. Visit our research page for details about current programs.
We know that anglers share our passion for conservation, and we are committed to sharing regular updates about our research programs with our community so everyone can see the impact we are making together. You can watch our most recent updates on our Tournament Talks video series.
Don’t worry, we understand how important it is for secret fishing spots to stay secret! We make sure all data is anonymized, and researchers are prohibited from publishing our angler’s secret spots. We are also committed to sharing research results so anglers can see how they’re helping to conserve the fisheries. Check out our recent Tournament Talks to learn more.
Tournaments are highly customizable; you decide the event length, number of species, locations or geographic area, and we create leaderboards that reflect the specifics of your event.
Track your catches and at the same time help fisheries biologists by providing important catch data for their fisheries assessments. MyCatch provides a new way to collect fisheries data from anglers. Through the app you will be able to share your catch data with fisheries biologists and learn more about what fisheries research is going on.