The Riley’s Cup is an annual fishing tournament that brings together middle school, high school, and collegiate anglers for a two-day event centered around our 4 pillars: Fun, Friendship, Faith, and Fishing.
The Riley’s Cup showcased 85 high school bass fishing teams from the North Carolina and South Carolina regions.
Each boat is filled with two student anglers competing as a team with one boat captain, often a friend, mentor, or college student.
85 Junior and Highschool teams as well as 30 collegiate teams gathered together on Friday night to get tournament details, learn about Riley’s Catch, and walk away with some top fishing gear items in hand.
This year we had professional anglers take the stage to speak into student’s lives through their own testimony while sharing their best tips and tricks for tournament fishing before the big launch the next morning.
To start the tournament, the anglers turn their attention to the American Flag lifted high above the boat ramp by the local fire station for the national anthem. Then after a strong word of prayer, the anglers can prepare to take off one by one to begin their tournament.
There are two anglers in each boat along with an adult to captain them. The goal is for the two students to work together as team to catch the biggest five fish limit of the day. They have 8 hours to do so and must be back to the ramp by 3:00 o 'clock.