2019 AustinBlu Foundation Land & Sea Fishing Tournament
• Fishing lines in the water no earlier than 7:00 a.m. June 15th, 2019. Fishing lines out of the water no later than 3:00 p.m. June 15th, 2019.
• All fish must be caught by hook and line by the registered angler.
• All fish must be caught within inshore waters of Palm Beach or Martin County, i.e., anglers must fish west of the eastern-most end of inlet jetties.
• All participants must abide by State of Florida Fishing Laws and Regulations. Only legal sized fish may be entered in the Harvest Competition. Note: children under 16 may be exempt from the fishing license requirement. Go to www.myfwc.com for more details. We recommend anglers download the Fish Rules App (www.fishrulesapp.com), which provides recreational saltwater fishing regulations in an easy to use interface.
• It is the responsibility of every participating angler and their guardian to know, understand and abide by the tournament rules during this competition. Any participant who deliberately violates these rules will immediately be disqualified. Only registered anglers are eligible for points and any potential qualifying prizes.
• Anglers and their guardians are solely responsible for their safety during the tournament and this should be the first consideration in all aspects of this competition.
• Any intentional cheating, harassing of other anglers, or any other conduct determined by the tournament staff to be outside the spirit of good sportsmanship will not be tolerated and are grounds for disqualification and ejection from the tournament.
• All photo submissions for the release competition must be made through the iAngler Tournament app (web or mobile). www.ianglertournament.com.
• Anglers must be present at the Awards Ceremony to win.
• Individuals can only win in one competition and may only win one prize. In the event that an individual qualifies for more than one prize, the largest prize will be awarded.
Anglers in the Release Competition will receive points for catching any of the species listed on the following page. Species not listed in the Release Competition Species List will not be counted for points.
Each angler will receive 3 points for each species caught. Each angler also will receive 1 point for each individual fish caught. Only individual fish of the species in the Release Competition Species List will be counted. An individual angler may receive credit for a maximum of 25 individuals per included species.
Example: Angler catches 2 mangrove snappers, 1 checkered puffer, 1 lookdown, and 1 sheepshead.
• 1 point for each fish caught = 5
• 3 points for each species (4 different species) = 12
• Total points = 17
There will be a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winner for each age category. Winners will be determined by the greatest number of points per angler per age category.
• 6 years and under
• 7-12 years
• 13-17 years
• Adult (18+)
Angler must submit an acceptable photograph of each individual fish entered in the Release Competition. An acceptable photograph includes: the face of the angler, the fish with identifying parts showing (dorsal fin, tail fin, eye, base of tail, stripes or other markings) and the tournament logo (t-shirt, bracelet or lanyard). Please take photo as close to the subjects (angler & fish) as possible. Anglers should submit their photos regularly throughout the day using the iAngler app.
All catches will be reviewed, verified, and tallied in a timely manner. Photo submission will close at 4 p.m. Any photos and/or catches submitted after 4:00 pm will not be used to determine Release Competition points.
Photos will be reviewed by fish experts and all decisions by Tournament personnel are final.