2019 Rocktober Cup & Trash Tour DERBY


2019 Rocktober Cup & Trash Tour DERBY

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 to Sunday, November 17, 2019
| Fishing Tournament
Target Sub-species: 
Bass - Striped Bass (Striper)
Snakehead - Snakehead
Perch - Perch
Catfish - Blue catfish
Other - Other Fish
Mail: information@ccamd.org

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****NEW FOR 2019****


10/1-10/31 Derby Tournament

Fish the Rocktober Cup & Trash Tour all "Rocktober" long.   A CCA membership is required for participation, and included at a discount for new members.   To check that your membership hasn't expired or renew, please visit http://ccamd.org/join or CLICK HERE and pick up a ticket in our WINNER'S CHOICE RAFFLE, which includes a membership and a chance to win some great prizes.     For a discounted membership and tournament entry, please scroll down and use the paypal button below. 


STEP 1: Register for free iAngler Tournament account OR log in to previous account.  for assistance with passwords please call or text 443-621-9186

STEP 2: EXISTING MEMBER Register for tournament using the register button at the right side of computer screen below header, or at bottom of phone screen.

            NEW MEMBERS:  Use paypal button below, then return to this page and click register on the right of computer screen, or bottom of smart phone scree.   it may appear like you                have to pay again, but you will be able to enter a coupon code which will remove the fee.   The code is NEWCCA

STEP 3: Read the Rules and ask any questions via email to information@ccamd.org or calling David Sikorski @ 443-621-9186

CCA Member Entry: $50


  • Tournament entry
  • Tournament Shirt if Entered by 10/31
  • CCA Ruler

New Member Entry: $75

NEW CCA MEMBER ENTRY FEE: $75 (pay by clicking below and use the coupon code NEWCCA to bypass further payment when registering for the tournament on this page via ianglertournament)  

  • 1 Year Membership to CCA Maryland ($35 value)
  • Tournament Entry
  • Tournament Shirt if Entered by 10/31
  • CCA Ruler



CCA Youth members(<17) may fish with a participating adult entrant for free.

A CCA youth membership is $10 per year and can be purchased by clicking here CCA Maryland Membership Page

A youth can sign up for their own iangler account if they have their own email and smart phone. They may enter the coupon code CCAYOUTH to bypass the payment section of registration.

If you would rather your youth angler be connected to a parents account, please send an email to information@ccamd.org to let us know what parent account to attach your youth member to.  By doing this, you will be able to select your youth anglers name from a drop down menu when submitting a catch on the iAngler Tournament app. 


Rocktober Derby PRIZES:

- 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place 3 fish stringer caught from power boat

- 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place 3 fish stringer caught from kayak

- Longest Fly Caught Rock - Simms Tackle Bag & Gift Certificate

- 1st, 2nd, 3rd Youth Divison - Trophies & CCA 7' M Spinning Rod

- Largest Perch - Engel 30 qt. Live Bait Cooler

- Invasive Species (Random Giveaways for entry of catches)

- Longest non-rockfish - Trophy

Riverside Marine - SPORTSMAN BOATS DIVISON-  Longest fish caught on a Sportsman Boat Wins $250 from Riverside Marine/ Sportsman Boats. 



Calcutta's are your chance to put your money where your fishing skills are. 

They can be entered by paypal below, or entered with cash payments at Riverside Marine.

Calcuttas MUST be paid prior to fishing

50% payout to the winner, 25% goes to the Marine Trades Assoc. of Baltimore County and 25% to CCA Maryland. 



Calcutta A: Longest Fish

Longest single fish by individual angler.

$20.00 per angler in addition to basic entry.

Longest fish in inches measured to the nearest one quarter of an inch (1/4”).

One winner takes 50% of the total purse.



Calcutta B: Over/Under

The largest combined length of a total of two fish caught by an individual.  One fish less than 28" and one fish 28" and over. .

$20.00 per individual in addition to basic entry.

The total length of up to three fish measured in inches to the nearest one quarter of an inch (1/4”).

One winner takes 50% of the total purse.


Calcutta C: 3 fish Stringer

The largest combined length of a total of a 3 fish stringer caught by an individual.  

$20.00 per individual in addition to basic entry.

The total length of up to three fish measured in inches to the nearest one quarter of an inch (1/4”).

One winner takes 50% of the total purse.




Before you fish...

Get a ruler:

- Pick up a CCA Ruler, or use one from a past tournament.  While we know that most rulers are consistent, this helps our judges know what they are looking at and provide the best chance that we can ensure you get credit for every 1/4" of the fish you catch.  

- Rulers can be picked up at Tochterman's(Fells Point Baltimore), Alltackle(Annapolis), and Island Tackle Outfitters(Kent Island), or Riverside Marine(Essex).  MAKE SURE YOU CALL FIRST before making a special trip. 

Contact David Sikorski at Davidsikorski@ccamd.org or 443-621-9186 if you cannot get a hold of a ruler and would like assistance.  We will be adding more locations as we can.

Get your Photo Identifier:

- Each INDIVIDUAL Angler will get their own identifier once they register.  If you do not get an email with your unique identifier, please text or call David Sikorski @ 443-621-9186.  You will need this indentifier BEFORE fishing and it must be written in the pictures you submit of your catch. 



During the 10/1-10/31 derby, trash participants should email information@ccamd.org if interested in participating.  Trash particpants are not required to be members, but for those who are members there will be random prizes given throughout the month of "Rocktober".  

Please download iAngler Tournament, bypass the registration fee by using the code TRASHTOUR  and log pictures of trash in the trash division. 

See Rules & Regulations Tab for full details




$50 USD
Individual Angler

Tournament is over


Events & Schedule

Lines In

10/01/2019 05:30 AM

Lines Out

10/31/2019 12:00 AM

Photo Check-in Deadline

10/31/2019 12:00 AM



CCA Maryland
David Sikorski
(443) 621-9186


Rules and RegulationsClick to Read


  Rocktober Cup Derby Tournament Rules & Regulations


  1. FISHING BOUNDARIES & TIMES: Maryland Tidal Waters  

    Any fish caught by a participant between 5:00AM 10/1 and 11:59PM on 10/31 will count for the Derby portion of this tournament.  

  1. SPECIES:  Open, Kayak, Fly and Youth Divisions are competing for Striped Bass / Rockfish Catch, Photo, Release Only.  All qualifying fish shall be released in a manner to maximize health and survivability of the released fish.   

          Perch Division : Largest white or yellow perch

          Longest Other Species: FINFISH ONLY caught on hook and line following recreational fishing regulations. 

  1. ALLOWED FISHING TACKLE: Anglers may use any legal recreational fishing method using hook and line to catch fish considered for entry in a specific division. Any angler using bait (live or dead) must use a non-offset circle hook. Fly caught fish may be entered or counted towards any division, but should be entered in the fly division to compete against other fly caught fish. 
  2. A single, clear and readable photo of your catch should be taken against the CCA MD ruler or a ruler otherwise approved by David Sikorski 443-621-9186
  3. Tournament participants will be provided a tournament identifier upon their registration The Identifier must be visible in all pictures and may be printed out, drawn on a hand or ruler, or be made visible in all pictures of fish.  If you do not get an identifier when registering please request one before fishing via email to information@ccamd.org or phone call to David Sikorski 443-621-9186
  4. The overall fish length will be judged based on the image you provide from the snout to the tip of the tail. The tail may be pinched. 
  5. To properly measure a fish, place it directly next to or on top of the ruler, w/ the nose towards the zero mark. Any length of fish beyond the zero inches mark of the ruler will not count towards the official length.  Rulers MAY NOT be modified in any way, but it IS RECOMMENDED that a fish be placed against a bulkhead, or attached to a board to allow the snout of the fish to be even with the zero mark. 
  6. The ruler should not be completely covered in any picture. Any fish caught longer than 48” should be photographed next to the ruler.
  7. No fish below the legal size limit will be considered for a prize. 
  8. Tournament officials reserve the right to inspect any participant’s ruler before, during, or after judging and disqualify any catch if a ruler modification is suspected. Failure to present the ruler to judges at their request may result in disqualification.
  9. Tournament officials reserve the right to examine the embedded metadata of any photo image to confirm the validity of picture. Photos with edited or missing metadata may be disallowed at the judge’s discretion.  Judges may ask to view the original image on your phone or camera.  Failure to provide an original image may result in disqualification.
  10. All participants reserve the right to challenge any photo judgement before 11:59 Pm on 10/31 or when judging ends, or within 24 hours of when final scores are posted online.
  11. Judges reserve the right to disqualify any entry and have final say in determination of fish length by a 2/3 majority vote.
  12. Tie breaker determined by time of entry or when stringer length is achieved.
  13. Judgements will be made to nearest 1/4” without rounding up, to the best ability of judges based on the picture you provide.  
  14. Judges will allow a back up picture to be registered if requested within the time period of the tournament.  If a participant receicves a rejection of an image from a judge it will include a message and it is the responsibility of the participant to provide a back up image in a timely fashion.
  15. If participants have technical dificulities with the iAngler app, they may text message pictures to David Sikorski @ 443-621-9186 along with the division, anglers name, and approx length of catch, and date caught before 11:59 pm on 10/31.  
  16. Participants will only be awarded one prize per division. 








Disclaimer Click to Read

For good and valuable consideration, including without limitation the acceptance of the registered participants entry or participation in the 2019 Rocktober Cup & Trash Tour (the "Event") and being permitted to participate in certain related activities, the registered participant, for his or herself and his or her personal representatives, heirs, guest, invitees, employees, and team or crew members hereby

(1) RELEASES, WAIVES, DISCHARGES, AND COVENANTS NOT TO SUE  Coastal Conservation Association Maryland  or its Chapters, subsidiaries, related entities, respective members, volunteers, heirs, successors, assigns, officers, directors, employees, agents, contractors, sponsors and subcontractors, (collectively, the "Releasees") from any and all liability to the registered participant, his or her personal representatives, assigns, heirs and next of kin, and for all loss or damage, and all claims or damages therefore, on account of bodily injury, personal injury, death, property or other damage of or to the undersigned, his or her guests, invitees, employees, team or crew, during the Event or arising out of or in any way in connection with the Event or its Rules or related activities or while the registered participant is competing, or participating, regardless of whether caused in whole or in part by the negligence or alleged negligence of Releasees ;

(2) AGREES TO INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS Releasees and each of them from and against all claims, actions, causes of action, damages, liabilities, losses and judgments (collectively, the "Claims") of or by all guests, invitees, employees, and team or crew of the registered participant for bodily injury, personal injury, death, property or other damage which they may suffer or incur during the Event or arising out of or in any way in connection with the Event or its Rules or related activities, regardless of whether caused in whole or in part by the negligence  or alleged negligence of Releasees; and,

(3) ASSUMES FULL RESPONSIBILITY for the risk or occurrence of bodily injury, personal injury, death, property or other damage of or to his or herself, his or her guests, invitees, employees, and team or crew and to his or her boat and equipment due to negligence of Releasees or otherwise during the Event or while participating in the Event or related activities or while in or on the Event premises, which includes but is not limited to, its common properties, recreational areas, and adjacent docks, piers, and boat slips. Participant further assumes the responsibility for and acknowledges all dangers associated with weather and sea conditions;

(4) Anyone entering this Tournament is required to abide by the Tournament Rules. Disqualifications will be determined by the Tournament Judges consisting of three (3) volunteer CCA Maryland or Weaver Marine Any protest must state the rule violated and be received by the tournament judges photo Check-in Deadline. All team participants, including team members, guides and boat drivers are responsible for knowing, understanding, and abiding by these Rules. Failure of any team participant to follow tournament rules or procedures will result in disqualification of the team in violation or non-compliance. 

Questions and comments concerning any Rule may be directed to the Tournament Director/Co-Chair. In all Tournament matters, the decisions of the tournament committee are final.

The registered participant agrees to pay all of the Releases’ costs of defending all Claims and further agrees that this Release, Hold Harmless and Agreement Not to Sue is intended to be as broad and inclusive as permitted by the laws of the State of Maryland and that, if any portion of this agreement is held invalid, it is agreed that the balance shall, notwithstanding, continue in full legal force and effect.

The registered participant also gives permission to use her / his name and picture in any published report or coverage of the event.