2017 Fish For A Cure - Catch and Release Division
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Fish for A Cure was started in 2007 by a group of friends and business associates looking for an opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the Chesapeake Bay, fulfill their passion for fishing and to have fun. After a successful first year, the wife of one of the main participants was struck with cancer. A rigorous treatment schedule and the demands of daily family life nearly saw the end of the tournament. However, a few of the group members took the reins and decided to turn it into a charitable event to raise money for the facility that was providing cancer treatments — Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York.
After two successful years of raising money for Sloan Kettering ($7,000 in 2008 and $26,000 in 2009) and a growing following, the group decided to make the tournament benefactor a local charity, Anne Arundel Medical Center’s Geaton and JoAnn DeCesaris Cancer Institute. The success of the first couple of years helped with the decision to “step it up a notch” and the group set a lofty goal of $50,000.
With the continued efforts of a growing board, our unique Paul C. Dettor Captain’s Challenge event and the added support of AAMC, the tournament has donated over $1,350,000 to AAMC since 2010 and the event continues to grow with an increasing number of captains, anglers, partiers and sponsors taking part in the tournament each year.
In 2017, it is the board’s objective to continue to grow the tournament and raise as much money as possible to help support those going through a cancer diagnosis. With the added help of people like you, we feel that our potential is unlimited. Our goal is to make our 11th year a memorable one!
Catch and Release Division
In 2016, CCA Maryland and the Building Conservation Trust, CCA's National Habitat Program joined forces with Fish For A Cure to create a new catch and release division.
Now in 2017 and thanks to iAnglerTournament, we are excited to bring this new smart phone technology to the Fish For A Cure and make the catch and release division even better.
Free Catch and Release Division Registration Instructions
1. Register your boat in the Fish For A Cure Tournament at fishforacure.org
2. Sign up for a free iAngler Tournament Account by clicking the link to register at the top right of this page. Please register under your team name. Only one participant from your team must register to participate.
3. Download the iAngler Tournament app on your smart phone.
4. Find the tournament by searching via your smartphone and click register -OR- return to this page and click the REGISTER AS A TEAM button on the right side of this page below the map . Enter the coupon code of F4AC2017 to by pass any further payment when registering, because your entry to the catch and release division is covered by your base entry fee to Fish For A Cure
5. Keep an eye out for announcements and more information from our team on how the app works.
6. GO RAISE SOME MONEY AND HAVE FUN!!
(Full Rules and Regulations are available below)
$500 USDTeam Event
Min: 1 Anglers
Max: 1 Anglers
Tournament is over
7 months 3 weeks ago
7 months 3 weeks ago
Catch Logging Instructional Video
7 months 3 weeks ago
Events & Schedule
11/01/2017 04:00 PM
Photo Entry Deadline
11/04/2017 04:00 PM
11/04/2017 05:00 PM
Rules and Regulations
These rules are for the catch and release division ONLY. For full rules Click HerePrint
8. CATCH AND RELEASE RULES1st, 2nd, 3rd prizes based on a team's best three (3) fish stringer 8.1 Only photo entries will be accepted 8.2 All fish must be released - they may not be used for the weight category. 8.3 All fish must be measured with an official 2017 F4AC measuring stick. 8.4 Measuring stick must be labeled with boat number – which will be emailed to each boat on Friday evening, Nov. 3 8.5 Photos must be entered into the ianglertournament app by the 4pm deadline. Anglers can confirm catch has been logged via their smartphone app and must meet with judging staff by 4PM to address any discrepancies or technical issues. 8.5.1 Judges must be able to see the zero mark and be able to clearly read the measurement to the nearest 1/8th inch. Multiple pictures of a single fish can be taken, but only ONE picture that clearly shows both ends of the fish should be entered. 8.6 Tournament officials reserve the right to examine the metadata of any photo image to confirm the validity of a claim. Photos with edited or missing/altered metadata may be disallowed at the official’s discretion. (THIS IS KEY, and is where we protect against fish caught on a different day. it is especially important if someone catches a fish over the size of the ruler and turns in a picture where there is no evidence of the ruler. Meta data is just one more piece of evidence to help the judges. 8.7 All anglers MUST arrive by boat at the Pussers dock prior to the 4pm deadline, or they may be presented to the judges in person PRIOR to the check-in deadline as indicated in section 7. 8.8 Tournament officials reserve the right to examine the metadata of any photo image to confirm the validity of a claim. Photos with edited or missing/altered metadata may be disallowed at the official’s discretion. (THIS IS KEY, and is where we protect against fish caught on a different day….it is especially important if someone catches a fish over the size of the ruler and turns in a picture where there is no evidence of the ruler. Meta data is just one more piece of evidence to help the judges. 8.9 The length of each fish will be determined by length measured from the tip of the snout to the tip of the tail (You may pinch the tail). Put the 2017 measuring stick on the deck of your boat. Lay the fish on the measuring stick, or next to the stick if the fish size will cover the entire ruler. Put the snout on the zero mark (the end of the stick). It helps to jam the measuring stick against a vertical surface to ensure that the zero mark, and the snout of the fish are even. Fish will be measured to the nearest 1/8th of an inch. 8.8 In case of a tie, the fish submitted first will be the winner, and the time considered will be that determined by the iAngler tournament system. 8.9 WEATHER Participants enter the Tournament at their own risk and discretion. 10. PROTESTS/COMPLIANCE 10.1 A registered angler may protest any other registered angler’s catch by filing a written protest to the tournament committee for the catch and release division by 4:30 pm. The judges committee will settle any protest and their decision will be final. 10.2 Failure to comply with any rule or regulation of the tournament, or law, rule or regulation of Maryland State Fishing guide, may cause the disqualification of an angler or the anglers catch. If a registered angler is so disqualified, their boat will not be entitled to any prize, award or refund.
DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY All participants and guests of participants are responsible for their own personal safety and the security of their personal property and expressly assume any and all risks to their personal safety and well-being as a result of their participation in the tournament. It is a pre-condition of participation in the "Fish For A Cure Tournament" that all participants shall release and hold harmless anyone associated with this tournament from any and all claims, losses, costs and expenses, personal injuries, wrongful deaths and property damage, whatsoever, arising from or during participation in the Fishing Tournament. By electing to participate in the "Fish For A Cure Invitational Tournament", all participants agree to, and grant, this release of liability and