2018 Winchester Lump Fishing Challenge

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2018 Winchester Lump Fishing Challenge

Sunday, July 15, 2018 to Monday, November 5, 2018
Open

Target Sub-species: 
Wrasses - Tautog
Perch - White Perch
Striped Bass - Striper
Bluefish - Bluefish
Redfish - Red Drum (Redfish)
Drums and Croakers - Weakfish
Drums and Croakers - Sea Trout
Drums and Croakers - Spot
Drums and Croakers - Black drum
Flounder - Summer flounder
Croaker - White Croaker
Toadfish - Toadfish
Lizardfish - Lizardfish
Sheepshead - Sheepshead
Pufferfish - Northern puffer
Sea robin - Sea robin
ShellFish - Blue crab
Spotted Sea Trout - Spotted Seatrout
No Catch - No Catch
Phone:

Chesapeake Bay Foundation
410-268-8816

Mail: acolden@cbf.org


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PURPOSE

Interested in helping collect valuable fisheries information while getting a chance to win a prize? If so, you’ll want to participate in the 2018 Winchester Lump Fishing Challenge and it’s FREE!

Winchester Lump is the site of an oyster habitat restoration project in the Severn River, Maryland. In April 2018, 240 concrete, dome-shaped “reef balls” were placed at the site to improve oyster and fish habitat. Now, we need YOU to help collect valuable information on the types and numbers of fish making this new reef their home. This citizen science data collection effort is FREE and open to all anglers.

By taking a photo of your catch from the Winchester Lump project site and reporting it as part of the challenge, you will be eligible for some great award prizes and at the same time, contributing to the data collection needs related to oyster habitat restoration.

Between July 15 and November 1, 2018, when you catch a fish at the Winchester Lump reef site (boundary coordinates below), take a photo that includes the fish, measuring device, and the assigned challenge identifier. The identifier will be posted on the 2018 Winchester Lump Fishing Challenge tournament page on iAnglerTournament.com at the start of the challenge. Then, submit the photo and details of your catch. Whether you fish once a month or every day, you could be eligible to win a prize. Anglers will be scored on the quantity of their catches and the completeness of their catch logs, and will be entered into a prize drawing even if you only fished once during the challenge, regardless of whether a fish was caught.

ELIGIBILITY

The challenge is open to all anglers. Anglers less than 16 years of age (as of July 1, 2018) are eligible for youth division prizes. ALL ANGLERS MUST SIGN AND RETURN THE CHALLENGE WAIVER TO CBF PRIOR TO FISHING. Catches that are logged before CBF has received a signed waiver will be disqualified.

SCORING

Registered anglers are scored by submitting photos and information (detailed below) about the trips they take and fish they catch during the challenge.

  • Submissions must be made via the iAnglerTournament app or by signing into an online iAnglerTournament account prior to the close of the challenge. Catches made prior to the start of the challenge are not eligible for points.
  • Photos must clearly show a profile view of the fish, a measuring device showing the fish’s length, and include the assigned challenge identifier, which will be posted to the iAnglerTournament Fishing Challenge page at the start of the challenge.

Anglers will receive one (1) point for each individual fish caught, correctly logged (see criteria below) and verified during the challenge. All catch and species identifications will be verified by a panel of fishing experts prior to awarding of points.

Anglers will receive 0.25 point for each fishing trip correctly logged, regardless of whether a fish was caught. Each trip must be logged by submitting a “no catch” log (select “no catch” under the species drop down menu in the iAngler Tournament app) and listing the total time spent fishing for that trip in the Comments section of the catch log.

To receive 2018 Winchester Lump Fishing Challenge points, anglers must log the following details with each photo submitted:

  1. Acceptable photo (Photos must clearly show a profile view of the fish, measuring device showing fish length, and include the assigned challenge identifier)
  2. Date of catch
  3. Time of catch
  4. Location of catch (GPS coordinates via app preferred; location information is gathered for verifying catch is within project boundaries, not for sharing purposes).
  5. Species caught (Maryland DNR Fish ID information: http://www.eregulations.com/maryland/fishing/fish-identification/)
  6. At the end of each fishing trip, anglers must submit a “no catch” entry (“no catch” as the species caught in the iAngler Tournament drop down menu) listing their total time spent fishing for that trip in the “Comments” section of the catch log.

FINALLY, if ALL 6 of the above “logging criteria” is correct, as verified by the challenge judges, 0.25 bonus points will be awarded for each correct entry.

PRIZES

Total Points : There will be 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes in both the Youth and Adult divisions, based on the total number of points recorded over the challenge period (July 15 – November 1, 2018). In the case of a tie, the largest 3-fish stringer will determine the winner.

Participants are encouraged to submit fishing activity even if they do not catch a fish. “No catch” information is just as important as reporting fish caught. To submit information on fishing activity when no fish are caught, enter a “no catch” log (select “no catch” from the species drop down menu in the iAngler Tournament app or online) and include the total time spent fishing in the Comments section of the catch log. Eligibility in random prize drawings is not dependent on catching fish.

Additional prizes in the following categories will be awarded through random drawings based on the criteria defined below:

Bi-Weekly Drawing – Anglers who submit a report of their fishing activity, whether they catch a fish or not, within a specific 2-week period during the challenge. Submissions must be made within the same 2-week period fished to be eligible. Limited to one (1) entry per registered angler per week.

Weeks 1-2: July 15 through July 28, 2018

Weeks 3-4: July 29 through August 11, 2018

Weeks 5-6: August 12 through August 25, 2018

Weeks 7-8: August 26 through September 8, 2018

Weeks 9-10: September 9 through September 22, 2018

Weeks 11-12: September 23 through October 6, 2018

Weeks 13-14: October 7 through October 20, 2018

Weeks 15-16: October 21 through November 1, 2018

Challenge Boundaries

To count toward prizes and/or drawings, fishing activity must take place and fish must be caught within the Winchester Lump artificial reef project area in the Severn River, Maryland as defined below for the purpose of this challenge (also see map in Gallery section):

Corner points:
39.013681 N / 76.514858 W
39.013739 N / 76.513946 W
39.013272 N / 76.513570 W
39.012847 N / 76.514343 W

Other Requirements

All participants must abide by all state of Maryland laws including fishing-related (and boating-related, if applicable) rules and regulations.

All fish must be caught by hook and line.

Submissions of photos and other data constitute a release for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, United States Naval Academy and partners in the Winchester Lump project to use them without compensation or further notice for research, information, promotion and other public purposes, such as posting on websites or via social media.

Additional Details

Participants are encouraged to practice catch-and-release and follow the responsible fish handling techniques.

Anglers may save the email receipts they receive for each catch, and keep the photos on their phone or computer during the challenge, in the event of any scoring discrepancies.

EACH PARTICIPANT MUST SUBMIT A COMPLETED TOURNAMENT HEALTH FORM TO CHESAPEAKE BAY FOUNDATION PRIOR TO FISHING. YOU CAN DOWNLOAD THE FORM BY SELECTING THE LINK BELOW.





$0 USD
Individual Angler


Winchester Lump, Severn RiverAnne Arundel County, MD


Tournament is over

Website: www.cbf.org


Announcements

Announcing Winchester Lump Challenge Winners
1 week 7 hours ago
Final Week
1 week 6 days ago
Weeks 13-14 and Biweekly Drawing Winner
1 month 3 days ago
Week 12 Update and BiWeekly Drawing Winner
1 month 2 weeks ago
Announcing Challenge Prize Packages and This Week's Winner
2 months 1 week ago
Week 6 Update & Biweekly Drawing Winner
2 months 2 weeks ago
Week 1 Update
3 months 3 weeks ago
Winchester Lump Fishing Challenge Starts TOMORROW! - Tournament Identifier and Special Awards Added
4 months 1 day ago
Five days away!
4 months 5 days ago

Events & Schedule

Lines In

07/15/2018 12:00 AM

Lines Out

11/01/2018 12:00 AM

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Crew

Allison Colden
Director
443-482-2160

Sponsors

Rules and Regulations

  

Registered anglers are scored by submitting photos and information (detailed below) about the trips they take and fish they catch during the challenge.

  • Submissions must be made via the iAnglerTournament app or by signing into an online iAnglerTournament account prior to the close of the challenge. Catches made prior to the start of the challenge are not eligible for points.
  • Photos must clearly show a profile view of the fish, a measuring device showing the fish’s length, and include the assigned challenge identifier, which will be posted to the iAnglerTournament Fishing Challenge page at the start of the challenge.
  • Anglers will receive one (1) point for each individual fish caught, correctly logged (see criteria below) and verified during the challenge. All catch and species identifications will be verified by a panel of fishing experts prior to awarding of points.

    Anglers will receive 0.25 point for each fishing trip correctly logged, regardless of whether a fish was caught. Each trip must be logged by submitting a “no catch” log (select “no catch” under the species drop down menu in the iAngler Tournament app) and listing the total time spent fishing for that trip in the Comments section of the catch log.

    To receive 2018 Winchester Lump Fishing Challenge points, anglers must log the following details with each photo submitted:

    1. Acceptable photo (Photos must clearly show a profile view of the fish, measuring device showing fish length, and include the assigned challenge identifier)
    2. Date of catch
    3. Time of catch
    4. Location of catch (GPS coordinates via app preferred; location information is gathered for verifying catch is within project boundaries, not for sharing purposes).
    5. Species caught (Maryland DNR Fish ID information: http://www.eregulations.com/maryland/fishing/fish-identification/)
    6. At the end of each fishing trip, anglers must submit a “no catch” entry (“no catch” as the species caught in the iAngler Tournament drop down menu) listing their total time spent fishing for that trip in the “Comments” section of the catch log.

    FINALLY, if ALL 6 of the above “logging criteria” is correct, as verified by the challenge judges, 0.25 bonus points will be awarded for each correct entry.

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Disclaimer

Disclaimer: It is the responsibility of every participating angler to know, understand, and abide by these challenge rules. Any participant who violates these rules will be disqualified. Only registered participants are eligible for points and any potential qualifying prizes. Participating anglers and their guardians, as appropriate, are solely responsible for their safety during the challenge. All Winchester Lump Fishing Challenge registrants participate and fish at their own risk, and by registering, agree to hold harmless hold harmless the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, the Coastal Conservation Association/Maryland, and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Tournament Directors, Sponsors, and each of their members, agents, officers and employees from any and all liability, loss or damage they may suffer as a result of this fishing challenge.

EACH PARTICIPANT MUST SUBMIT A COMPLETED TOURNAMENT HEALTH FORM TO CHESAPEAKE BAY FOUNDATION PRIOR TO FISHING. YOU CAN DOWNLOAD THE FORM FROM THE TOURNAMENT HOMEPAGE.