Fishing Tournament Rules


Merrill Creek Reservoir  – Bass Club and Fishing Tournament Rules


  1. To coordinate scheduling of fishing tournaments, please have the group’s coordinator contact Merrill Creek at with the requested date of the event.
  2. All boats taking part in fishing tournaments at Merrill Creek will access the boat ramp on a first come, first served basis.  No preference will be given over other boaters.
  3. A schedule is available that shows the opening and closing times of the gate at Merrill Creek Road. Tournament participants are not permitted to arrive until at least 30 minutes after sunrise. Parking is prohibited along Merrill Creek Road.  
  4. No tables, weigh-in stations, etc., can be set up in the parking area at Merrill Creek Reservoir.  All fish should be weighed and released on the water unless they are being harvested.
  5. Information on fishing and boating regulations specific to Merrill Creek as well as a contour map of the reservoir are available here as well as at the Visitor Center and Boat Ramp.
  6. Listed below are the current scheduled tournaments/group outings. Other dates still available.

Merrill Creek Reservoir 2023 Fishing Tournament / Group Fishing Outing Schedule

Sunday April 30, 2023 – Hawghunters of Allentown Fishing Club

Saturday May 13, 2023 – Mid Jersey Kayak Bass Fishing Club

Saturday May 20, 2023 – Kayak Anglers of Eastern PA

Sunday May 21, 2023 – Delaware River Bass Masters

Saturday May 27, 2023 – Slaynation Bass Club

Saturday June 3, 2023 – The Arc w/ MCCSA (Shore Fishing)

Sunday June 11, 2023 – Slaynation Bass Club

Saturday June 17, 2023 – Topwater Bassers

Saturday June 24, 2023 – ABA Club

Sunday June 25, 2023 – Blue Mountain Bass Masters

Saturday July 1, 2023 – Topwater Bassers

Saturday July 15, 2023 – Byram Bassers

Sunday July 16, 2023 – East Coast Bass Anglers

Saturday July 29, 2023 – Raritan Valley Bass Masters

Sunday July 30, 2023 – Lincoln Park Bass Addicts

Sunday August 27, 2023 – Warren County Bass Club

Sunday September 3, 2023 – Big Bass Club

Saturday October 14, 2023 – ABA Club

Saturday October 28, 2023 – East Coast Bass Anglers

Sunday October 29, 2023 – NJKBFC Bass Club