2019 Clash of the Kayaks

2019 Clash of the Kayaks

Saturday, October 12, 2019
| Fishing Tournament
Target Sub-species: 
Halibut - California Halibut
Rockfish - Rockfish
Cabezon - Cabezon
Lingcod - Lingcod
Bass - Calico (Kelp) Bass
Bass - Barred Sand Bass
Bass - Spotted Sand Bass
Sheepshead - Sheepshead
Bonita - Bonita
Sea Bass - White Sea Bass
Barracuda - Pacific Barracuda
Amberjack - Yellow Tail

Ricardo Holden



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2019 Clash of the Kayaks

Hobie Beach
2974-3098 S Victoria Ave
Oxnard, CA 93035

Join us October 12 for a fun day of Kayak Fishing and BBQ at Channel Islands Harbor. Compete to win Cash and prizes for the three longest fish, and earn the title of the “First Champion of the Clash of the Kayaks” at Channel Islands Harbor, in Oxnard California.

The Clash of the Kayaks fishing tournament is a fundraising tournament being put on by Mission Fish to raise funds for First Responders, Veterans and Active Duty fishing trips. Portions of the Funds raised will be donated to Heroes on the Water Central California, to take First Responders, Veterans and Active Duty members kayak fishing.


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$85 USD
Individual Angler

Hobie Beach, OxnardCalifornia

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Website: www.missionfishusa.org


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Events & Schedule

Launch / Lines in the Water

10/12/2019 06:30 AM

Kiddie Beach Park, Oxnard, CA 93035

Lines out of the Water

10/12/2019 01:00 PM

Award Cermony

10/12/2019 02:00 PM

Kiddie Beach Park, Oxnard, CA 93035



Ricardo Holden
Jodi McGreggor
Zachariah Clift


Rules and RegulationsClick to Read


Clash of the Kayaks Fishing Tournament

$85 Entry


Tournament Starts at Sunrise 6:30 am. Tournament ends at 1:00 pm all scoring entries must be made prior to 1:00 pm in order to qualify, and entry received after 1:00 pm will not be added to the Competitors score. All competitors must be at the Awards location by 2:00pm for the awards ceremony. Lunch will be served from 1pm until 2:30

All Contestants must launch from Channel Islands Harbor Hobie Beach, but may fish as far as time permits. All competitors must check in and be present at the awards Ceremony by 2:00 pm, otherwise they will be disqualified.

Checking In:
All Competitors must check in at the Award Ceremony by 2pm to insure the safety of our participants. If a competitor chooses not to attend the award ceremony we would still like them to check in by radio or telephone if they continue fishing, and also inform our Tournament Director when they return to land. This is so we know all our competitors are Safe.

Fishing Method:
All fish much be caught on rod and reel and landed solely by each individual competitor, a partner can not get help with gaffing or netting a fish. A partner may help with photographing fish for scoring. No Sharing fish, this is grounds for disqualification. Artificial lures and live or dead bait, including bait scents are approved. All anglers are responsible for having a valid California fishing license in their possession while fishing.

All anglers are responsible to know and follow all CA Department of Fish & Wildlife rules and regulations including size and daily bag limits, plus required equipment rules.

Chumming is not Permitted. No use of fishing guides are allowed.
NO pier, dock, shore, hand line, cast or drag net, bow or spear fishing is allowed.

CPR Format:
This is a CPR (catch, picture, release) tournament. The online challenge is being run through the iAngler Tournament management app. During the tournament, the anglers use the mobile app to photograph their catch and record basic information. This must be done while on the water in your Kayak. The catch record is immediately transmitted to the web portal for review by the Tournament Director (if there is an active internet connection), if an internet connection (usually cellular) is not available, the catch record is saved for transmission later. All photos must be submitted through the app.

All Scoring is based on length, in inches. Fish will be scored in 1/4 inch increments. Hawg Trough bump boards and the Yak-Gear Fish Stiks are the approved measuring devices. The longest three qualifying fish per contestant will be added together for the total score per contestant. For example a 15” Bass, 24.5” Halibut and 14.25” Rockfish will have a total score of 53.75”. Winner will be the person with the longest combined length of their top three longest fish caught. 2nd and 3rd will be award to the second and third combined length. In the case of a tie the person with the longest overall fish will win. In the case of that also being a tie, the person who submits all three of combined scoring fish the earliest will win.

Only fish that are within the California Department of Fish and Wildlife Size Limits and Take Limits (Only 2 Lingcod can be used for your final score as three is above the Take Limit). .

Qualifying Fish & Minimum Scoring Size:
Halibut 22”
Rockfish 12”
Cabezon 15”
Lingcod 22”
Bass 14” (Kelp, Sand, Spotted)
Sheephead 12”
Bonito 14”
White Seabass 28”
Barracuda 28”
Yellowtail 24” Fork Length

Photo submission rules and guidelines:

All fish that will fit on the approved measuring device must be photographed in the following manner: See image below for proper technique. All fish must be lying on the measuring device with their head facing to the left, lip against the wall of the bump board, and with their dorsal fin pointing up or away from the angler. The mouth does not need to be closed. A lipping device may be used to keep the fish secure if you take the photo while on the water. But, it must not obstruct the view of the lip or mouth contacting the wall of the bump board. If the lipping device obstructs this view the photo will be disqualified. All inch lines and numbers must be clearly visible and legible in the photo. Make sure the lines and numbers on your board are marked clearly and that they can be seen in your photo (highlighted with a black marker) The tournament identifier must be clearly visible in the photo. The Tournament Identifier will be given a the Captains Meeting

You are allowed to submit two photos per fish. One photo must show the entire fish on the board. It must clearly show a portion of its mouth touching the bump board and also show where its tail lands on the measuring board. The tournament ID must be visible in this photo.
The second, photo should focus on the tail showing a closeup of the measurement.
Your photos must also show that the photo was taken from a kayak. Any photo or photos not following these guidelines will be disqualified, possibly resulting in the disqualification of the fish.

We encourage you to take more than one photo of each fish in case some pictures turn out poorly or in case we need further photos to verify validity. If you fail to provide photos that clearly meet the above standards or verify the entire length of your catch or if the photo identifier is not in the picture then your fish will be disqualified.

If you catch a large fish that isn’t possible to put on a bump board, over 36”, but you still want to practice CPR, you must submit clear enough photos and have items in the photos for scale so that our judges can estimate the length of your submission. Again, all judges decisions are final. Please note: all other requirements like the tourney ID and legible measurement markings apply.

Fishing Vessel:
This is a Kayak fishing Tournament so all fishing must be done from a human powered Kayak. Motors of any kind are not permitted.

Rules Violations and Cheating:
All rules violations will be investigated fully. Anyone found to be violating the rules will be penalized or disqualified depending on the violation. The judging panel will review such occurrences and all decisions are final.

Any angler caught cheating, such as submitting the same fish more than once or altering their measuring device in some way, will be disqualified from the current tournament and, at the discretion of the organizers, will be banned from participating in future events. For extreme cases of cheating that results in winning large sums of money, law enforcement will be notified and we will pursue charges against the offending party or parties, to the fullest extent of the law.

Judging Disputes:
In the case of a rules violations, cheating, and scoring all decisions are final.

Altering Rules and Information:
We reserve the right to alter or modify the above rules and information in the case of safety concerns or in the instance of cheating, theft, or unlawful activity. In the event of unforeseen conditions including, but not limited to, unsafe weather or surf conditions, necessary rules changes, or a change in format or venue, Clash of the Kayaks Judging Panel reserves the right to act in the best interest of participant safety and fairness. This may result in changing the overall length or format of the tournament. Any and all changes will be announced to participants via email as soon as possible.

All entry fees are non-transferable and non-refundable.

Photo Release:
Mission FISH reserves the right and all participants grant permission to Mission FISH, Heroes on the Water, and their agents to use any and all, photographs and/or videos taken or submitted during any of their hosted events. Including but not limited to the Tournament, Lunch, Ceremony and Awards. Such media can be used for promotional purposes in publications, news releases, online ads, social media, and in other communications related to paddle sports and kayak fishing.

Release of Liability/Waivers:
To participate in the tournament you must read and agree to the photo release and release of liability/waiver provided during registration. Upon filling out the registration and entering, you are agreeing to the terms and conditions of the release of liability and the rules of the tournament.


Disclaimer Click to Read

Clash of the Kayaks Fishing Tournament
October 12th 2019

Please read and sign waiver if in agreement prior to the event.

The following is a waiver of liability and hold harmless agreement.

  1. In consideration for receiving permission to participate in the Clash of the Kayaks Fishing Tournament on October 12th 2019 at Channel Islands Harbor. I hereby release, waive, discharge and covenant not to sue the Mission Fish, its officers, servants, agents and sponsors (hereinafter referreto as “releases”) from any and all liability , claims, demands, actions and causes of action whatsoever arising out of or relating to any loss, damage or injury, including death, that may be sustained by me , or to any property belonging to me, whether caused by negligence of the releases, or otherwise, while participating in the tournament, or while in, on or upon the premises where the tournament is being conducted, while in the transit to or from the premises, or in any place or places connected with the tournament.
  2. I am fully aware of risks and hazards connected with being on the premises and participating in the tournament, and I am fully aware that there may be risks and hazards unknown to me connected with being on the premises and participating in the tournament, and I hereby elect to voluntarily participate in the tournament, to enter upon the tournament premises and engage in the activities knowing that conditions may be hazardous, or may become hazardous or dangerous to me and my property. I voluntarily assume full responsibility for any risks of loss, property damage or personal injury, including death, that may sustained by me, as a result of me being a participant in the tournament, whether caused by the negligence of releases or otherwise.
  3. I further hereby agree to indemnify and save and hold harmless the releases and each of them from any loss, liability, damage or cost they may incur due to my participation in the tournament, whether caused by the negligence of any or all of the releasees, or otherwise.
  4. It is my express intent that this release shall bind the members of my family and spouse, if I am alive, and my heirs, assigns and personal representative, if I am deceased and shall be deemed as a Release, Waiver, Discharge and Covenant Not to sue the above named releases. In signing this release, I acknowledge and represent that:
    • I have read the foregoing release, understand it, and sign it voluntarily as my own free act and deed;
    • No oral representation, statements or inducements, apart from the foregoing written agreement, have been made;
    • I execute this Release for full, adequate and complete consideration fully intending to be bound by same.