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Brookneal Catfish Tournament

Watch This Space! The 2024 Brookneal Catfish Tournament is coming April 2024!

About the

Tournament Headquarters
Brookneal Boat Ramp

122 Radio Road

Brookneal VA 

Tournament Boundaries
Fishing is limited to the area between the Leesville Dam and the intersection of Difficult Creek and the Staunton River. There will be boats on the water to ensure everyone is within this zone.

Leaderboard Access

The leaderboard can be accessed anytime during the tournament by calling (434)-257-4922.

Brookneal Fishing Tournaments History

The Brookneal Catfish Tournament started in 2011 and is hosted by the Staunton River Masonic Lodge. Initially the tournament was held later in the summer, but was moved to coincide with the Brookneal Striped Bass Tournament to grow both tournaments. Fishermen can  now compete in both tournaments on the same weekend.  With the striped bass making their yearly spawning journey out of Buggs Island/Kerr Reservoir upriver toward the Leesville

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1st Place:  Eric Cowart (57 lbs)

2nd Place: Luke Newbill (50.4 lbs)

3rd Place: Robbie Poole ( 50.2 lbs)

4th Place: Jason Holt (46.2 lbs)

5th Place: Craig Barker ( 45.2 lbs)

6th Place: Travis Littles (42.25 lbs)

7th Place: David Roller (38.5 lbs)

Congratulations 2023 Winners!

Lake Dam, April is the peak time of year to fish for stripers in the Staunton River. Since catfish are plentiful in the Staunton River year-round, merging the timing of the tournaments was a great opportunity to offer a full weekend of competitive fishing. Register in person on Friday for the Catfish and Striped Bass Tournaments.

About the Hosts: 

Staunton River Masonic Lodge #155 is located in Brookneal, Virginia.  The Masonic Lodge hosts a number of events throughout the year including this catfish tournament, drive-through barbeque sale, and a blood drive. These events are fundraisers for the organization, which supports a variety of charitable causes in the Brookneal community. 

Each year, Lodge #155 awards a scholarship in honor of Carleigh Shae Singleton, a William Campbell High School senior who died in a car crash. The $1000 scholarship is awarded each year to a a senior at William Campbell HS with plans to go into the medical field.


Their Community Builder Award goes to a community member that shows leadership and sets a good example for others. The Masons are focused on bettering the individual, organization and community. They strive to make  a difference in Brookneal through the community they have created in the Masonic Lodge.

Fuel Up and Grab Some Tournament Swag Before Hitting the River

The Masonic Lodge will be hosting a pancake breakfast on both Saturday and Sunday morning. In addition to this Monkey Butt's Place Food Truck will be at the Brookneal boat ramp on Friday from 11am to 8pm and Saturday for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. There will also be a vendor fair. More details about the vendor fair will be available closer to the tournament date. Go to the Brookneal page to see what else Brookneal has to offer!

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Bring Home a Souvenir of a Great Weekend of Fishing


A Look Back at 12 Years of Big Cats!

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Wynn's Electrical LLC, Apple Ford, Full Blast Plumbing & Drain Cleaning
E&L Excavating (Mark Fisher), Lynchburg Fabrication, Old 26 Store, 
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