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2012 RULES AND REGULATIONS
- Eligibility: All persons 16 years of age and over are eligible to enter. Anyone under the age of 16 is eligible to fish as long as one of their parents is on board the vessel. The substitute angler must be registered and is not eligible to fish the tournament waters at any time during the tournament unless dully substituted to the team boat. Such substitution must be approved by the tournament committee." Non fishing applies to the "Substituted Angler" as well.
- Teams consist of 2 to 6 anglers.
- A maximum of 8 rods to be fished with at any one time per boat.
- Tournaments boundaries- Lake Ontario
- Boats leaving start zone prior to official start time will be disqualified.
- All boats must enter and exit designated area. The designated area will be specified at the Captain's Meeting.
- Fishing hours.
6:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. each day. ***subject to change due to daylight***
Start and End Times:
All fishing must cease prior to 2 PM and all boats must be at the pier heads lined up and off plane by 2 PM (even if mechanical problems arise).
You will be disqualified if you are not in the zoned area by close of the fishing day. This will be monitored by video with timer in order to settle disputes if any.
- A day of fishing consists of 8hrs. If the tournament committee decides to delay the start due to bad weather it will not allow less than 8 hrs of fishing and it will not allow the tournament day to prolong past 4 PM. . All speed and no wake zones must be observed.
- Captains are to check in and return puck at the end of each days fishing prior to the end of tournament ceremonies both days
- A Mandatory Captains meeting will be held and commence at 6:00 PM. sharp. Team registration will begin at 4:00 PM. each Friday prior to main events . Failure to register and sign in prior to 6:00 PM will result in a late start penalty on Saturday' fishing day. The penalty will not allow a late entrant team to blast off until 7:00 AM It is the Captain's responsibility to ensure that he is there. Each team will be given an itinerary of all on goings for the weekend via E-Mail upon confirmation of receipt of payment.
- scoring- A maximum of (5) five fish per day will be allowed to be weighed in. Point will determine the winner- 10 points per fish, 1 point per pound.
5 coho average 4 lbs= 70 points
3 kings average 20 lbs= 90 points
- Salmon species only IE Chinook, and Coho. Any other species brought to official weigh in will result in an automatic forfeiture of points of that specific fishing day.
- A minimum 20" length from tip of the nose to tip of the tail for any fish to be weighed in.
- Weigh-in: Upon returning to port the cooler containing the day's catch must be immediately transported to the Weigh-in site. All contestants must be in line for weigh-in no later than one hour after fishing time has expired. ex:: 6:00 AM till 2:00 PM fishing time, 3:00 PM is cut off to be lined up at check in.
At least one team member must remain with the days catch until surrendered to the Weigh-in committee.
Competitors coolers must be marked with the team name or number.
All coolers will be considered sealed at the end of the day's fishing and handling of fish by anyone other than a tournament official is prohibited.
In order to weigh -in your fish your team must present the team identification puck that you are given at the start of each tournament day.
- All government (US and CDN.) regulations for boating and fishing will apply.
- Each boat will be given numbered identification devise which must be prominently displayed on the boat.
- Competitors must not go ashore anywhere but designated area with consent by the tournament director. . All captains must check in at the tournament headquarters both days of fishing.
- Boats may be inspected by Tournaments Officials at any time the competition.
- All standings will be determined by points. A tie for any position will see respective prize money split equally.
- Competitors may be disqualified for any violation of the tournament rules, with no refund of entry fee. Decision of the tournament Officials is final.
- Open communication will be in effect throughout the tournament.
- Winners may be subject to polygraph testing. Refusal to take the polygraph test will result in automatic disqualification. It is the responsibility of each competitor that may be subject to polygraph, to refrain from using alcohol or other substances which may affect the accuracy of the polygraph. Such use may result in disqualification. The results of the polygraph testing may be accepted regardless. The decision of the tournament committee will be final.
- Each competitor upon registration agrees to sign a waiver holding the sponsors, their agents or employees harmless from liability of any nature, and for injuries or damages suffered by the entrants during the period the tournaments is to be held.
- Any fish entered must be caught by hook and line, retrieved by rod and reel, on angling tackle. "LEGAL ANGLING TACKLE FOR THE WATERS FISHED "
- Fish must be caught in the mouth. Any fish having cuts, gaff marks, gill net or puncture marks anywhere on the body will be questioned.
- It is unacceptable to the tournament committee to dispose of fish angled (dead fish) in order to maintain creel. All fish may be subject to polygraph testing in order to maintain good conservation practices.
- Any team entering fish that have been altered in any manner as to increase weight of the fish will be disqualified from the tournament.
- All competitors upon registration agree to abide by all rules. It is the responsibility of the Captains to make sure all rules are followed by their respected team members.
- The intent at the Kin Of The Lake Promotions is to promote good sportsmanship and good competition. Any infraction behavior in the opinion of the rules committee, which seems to alter this intent will result in disqualification.
- Any protest must be submitted no later than 15 minutes after the final boat has weigh in, this protest must be accompanied by $200.00 (CDN Funds) This fee will be refund when protest is validated.
- The team representative presenting the fish for weigh in shall be responsible for verification of the weigh slip
- Weather- In the interest of safety, the day's fishing may be cancelled by an angler's committee if small craft warnings are posted by the Canadian Coast Guard or U.S. coast guard (tournament specific area)
- Payouts are guaranteed! In the event that there is a extremely low entry turnout the tournament committee reserves the right to alter the payouts. If this occurs the tournament committee must give the Captains no less than 7 days notice to what the payouts will be. If at that point in time the captains decides not to participate he will then get 100% of his entry money back. (not including administration fees).
- Entries are limited and 100 teams will be the maximum number accepted. Entries must be received and accounted for by these dates. You will receive confirmation via E-mail.
St. Catharines On April 12 - 12:00 PM
Visit websites for Tight line and Wilson Tournaments
St.Catharines On August 18 - 12:00 PM
- Dreamweaver Big Fish Friday
Teams can leave at any time and from any Port or Ramp. In order to weigh-in teams must come in and be at the weigh in by 3:00 PM The scale will close at 3:00 PM and only those that are in line at that time will be able to participate. Entry is $50 per team and you do not have to fish in the main event to enter.
- Rapala Team Of The Year
*** It is mandatory to have your boat moored overnight at each event in order to ensure no-one is out fishing after hours. This will facilitate cooler checks as well. Arrangements will be made prior to your team showing up at the event. The tournament committee will assign docks to all teams. This will be part of your itinerary given via e-mail the week prior to the event"
Total Points 5 Events "Based on 30 teams"
1 - $10,000
2 - $3,000
3 - $2,000