Free fishing day
July 4: Fish the state's waters without obtaining a fishing license, stamp or registration. Anglers must adhere to size and catch limits. Details: dnr.maryland.gov.
High school fishing
July 8: High School Fishing Student Angler Federation Maryland State Championship, Elk Neck State Park, North East. Details at highschoolfishing.org.
July 13-18: Watch the U.S. Junior Women's Doublehanded Championship, hosted by Annapolis Yacht Club.
July 22-23: Kids' Classic. Anglers 19 and younger. Benefits the Wish-A-Fish Foundation. Details at ocmarlinclub.com.
Big Fish Classic
July 28-30: Weigh-ins for the fourth annual Big Fish Classic will be at Talbot Street Pier. Register at bigfishclassic.com.
White Marlin Open
Aug. 7-11: 44th annual White Marlin Open. Weigh-ins at Harbour Island Marina & Sunset Marina. Register at whitemarlinopen.com.
Aug. 12: MSSA Kent Island chapter's "Fishing Derby" will be held off Romancoke Pier, Route 8 south, Kent Island. Free. Age groups: 3-5, 6-10 and 11-16.
Through Sept. 16: The "Summer Slam" tournament will be held on all tidal waters of the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries from the Susquehanna Flats to Chesapeake Bay-Bridge Tunnel. Four divisions: angler, fly, kayak and junior (ages 6-14). Entry fee is $40 per division.
Sept. 16-17: MSSA Mid-Atlantic Flounder Tournament, Ocean City. Details at mssa.net.
Sept. 30-Oct.1: CCA-Maryland "Red Trout Catch-and-Release Tournament." Crisfield. Register at ccamd.org.
Surf fishing tourney
Oct. 5-7: Mid-Atlantic Surf Fishing Tournament, Ocean City. Details at oceancitysurfanglersmd.com.
Fish For a Cure
Nov. 4: Fish For a Cure, Eastport Yacht Club, Annapolis. Funds cancer programs at Anne Arundel Medical Center. Register at fishforacure.org.
Nov. 11: Rocksgiving Tournament. Register at rocksgiving.com.
Nov. 17-19: MSSA "Fall Classic" rockfish tournament. Register at mssa.net.