2023 NCLA - Fish Like A Girl Tournament
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2023 NCLA - Fish Like A Girl Tournament
6th Annual Lady Angler Fishing Competition
85 Days of Fishing!!
The Nature Coast Lady Anglers, hereinafter known as NCLA, is the host of the 6th Annual Fish Like A Girl Tournament. Net profit from this event will be used to support charitable endeavors in the Nature Coast area. NCLA reserves the right to amend these rules or make exceptions at any time.
The intent of this tournament is to catch, photograph and release fish caught during official tournament hours. NCLA supports marine life conservation efforts and hopes that you will release all captured fish and other marine life. If you keep all or a portion of your catch you will not be disqualified from the tournament but please understand it is your responsibility to abide by all current State of Florida fishing rules and regulations including but not limited to species, size, slot, limits, etc. NCLA assumes no responsibility for your failure to do so. One of the advantages of a photo tournament is that you can win with fish outside any slot limits for their species which you could not legally land for a physical weigh-in.
Participation is open to all NCLA members and or Lady Anglers. Participants must have a current Florida Fishing License as required by state law.
Thursday, September 7, 2023 @ Sunrise
Ends: Thursday, November 30, 2023 @ Sunset
Winners will be determined by a random drawing (Not the Biggest Fish)
(See Tournament Rules for more Information)
- Spotted Trout
FLAG boundaries are the territorial waters of the Gulf of Mexico, the Atlantic Ocean, and Florida Bay for the State of Florida and U.S. federal waters, from the boundary waters of the Florida/Alabama border extending seaward, eastward and then southward along the Florida gulf coast, to the waters of the Florida Keys, and then northward to the common boundary waters of the Florida/Georgia border extending seaward in the South Atlantic. All of the waters of Everglades National Park, as defined by the National Park Service, are included in the tournament boundaries, as are all west and east coast bodies of water, including bays, harbors and tributaries. Fish taken outside of tournament boundaries, from private impoundments or other waters not legally accessible to the general public, will not be eligible for entry. Anglers are prohibited from fishing in Bahamian, Cuban, or other non- U.S. waters.
"Logging Your Catch" Instructional Video
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Welcome to iAngler Tournament - Adding Your Photo to the Leaderboard
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Events & Schedule
09/06/2023 06:00 PM
Tournament will begin at sunrise
09/07/2023 06:00 AM
Tournament ends at sunset
11/30/2023 07:00 PM
Rules and RegulationsClick to Read
2023 NCLA FLAG TOURNAMENT RULES AND REGULATIONS
TOURNAMENT HOST: The Nature Coast Lady Anglers, hereinafter known as NCLA, is the host of the 6th Annual Fish Like A Girl Tournament. Net profit from this event will be used to support charitable endeavors in the Nature Coast area. NCLA reserves the right to amend these rules or make exceptions at any time.
TOURNAMENT DESCRIPTION: The intent of this tournament is to catch, photograph and release fish caught during official tournament hours. NCLA supports marine life conservation efforts and hopes that you will release all captured fish and other marine life. If you keep all or a portion of your catch you will not be disqualified from the tournament but please understand it is your responsibility to abide by all current State of Florida fishing rules and regulations including but not limited to species, size, slot, limits, etc. NCLA assumes no responsibility for your failure to do so. One of the advantages of a photo tournament is that you can win with fish outside any slot limits for their species which you could not legally land for a physical weigh-in.
PARTICIPATION AND ELIGIBILITY: Participation is open to all NCLA members and or Lady Anglers. Participants must have a current Florida Fishing License as required by state law.
REGISTRATION & FEES: Registration will remain open throughout the month of September 2023. Each participant must register and pay for the tournament the required fee of $50.00 (Fifty dollars).
The entry fee is due when the tournament application is submitted.
- WHEN - Wednesday, September 6, 2023 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.
- WHERE - Backwater Fins - 13982 W. Ozello Trail., Crystal River FL 34429
- Attendance at the Captains' Meeting is not Mandatory.
LEGAL FISHING METHODS: All fish entered into competition for prizes, must been caught and landed by the registered participant. All fish entered into competition for prizes must have been hooked and caught by the contestant on rod, reel, hook and line. Live bait, frozen bait and all artificial lures will be allowed. Only standard conventional, spin, or fly tackle may be used. Fishing is permitted from a boat, kayak and also from docks, piers, seawalls, shorelines as is wade fishing.
Tournament Boundaries: FLAG boundaries are the territorial waters of the Gulf of Mexico, Atlantic Ocean and Florida Bays for the State of Florida.
MEASURING METHODS AND FISH ENTRY: ALL entries must be electronically submitted by using the tournament protocols, either by a direct upload using the I Angler Tournament official smart phone application or by using the Nature Coast Lady Anglers website and accessing the 2023 FLAG Tournament Link within 24 hours of each catch. Each entry must include a digital photograph of the fish with the 2023 FLAG Token clearly visible on a measuring device that will photograph clearly and show
Electronic submission of all tournament entries must also include the tournament Division-Species (Redfish, Spotted Trout, Snook or Conservation) Length, Time, Date, Name of Angler. All fish entered shall be photographed and entered only once and only one fish per participant, per species, per day may be entered in the tournament, except for the Conservation Division.
Redfish, Spotted Trout and Snook Division: All fish have to meet minimum size requirements to qualify for entry in their divisions, using the FWC prescribed measurement required for each species. Winners of the Redfish, Spotted Trout and Snook Divisions will be determined by a drawing.
Conservation Division: Any species of fish of any length caught by FLAG participants are eligible for entry in this division. Entries must follow the measuring and fish entry requirements and are also only to be photographed and entered only once and only one fish per participant, per species, per day. Fish entered in other divisions are not eligible for entry in the Conservation Division. Winners of the Conservation Division will be determined by a drawing.
TOURNAMENT TOKENS: All participants will be provided with a Tournament Token at the Captains Meeting or by E-mail where a Token can be copied and used.
The official 2023 FLAG Token will be available and can be obtained at:
- Captain's Meeting - September 6, 2023 at 6:00 - 7:00 PM at Backwater Fins, 13982 W. Ozello
- Trail, Crystal River, FL 34429 6:00 to 8:00 PM
- Hook-Line & Sinker Bait & Tackle - 144 Hwy 40 W, Inglis, FL 34449
- Ms Fins Oar House Marina & Bait Shop, 2130 S. Waterman Dr. Crystal River, FL 34429 (Ozello)
If an angler is registered and unable to pick up a Token, they should contact Rita Ranize or Lori Davis and a 2023 Token can be emailed and then copied for use immediately.
PHOTOS - GENERAL: The whole fish and the Tournament Token must be clearly visible in each photograph of entry. Printed photographs will not be accepted. No altered photos may be entered.
Signing the tournament application grants full permission to NCLA and any and all sponsors of this event or their representatives to use any photograph, video, or any other records of this event for any purpose whatsoever.
SCORING: Winners of all Divisions will be determined by a random drawing and Prizes Awards will be determined by the number of participants.
AWARDS AND PRIZES: Fishing awards will be given out:
WHEN: TBD (Annual Christmas Party)
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RELEASE, HOLD HARMLESS AND INDEMNITY:
ALL FLAG ENTRANTS PARTICIPATE AT THEIR OWN RISK. PARTICIPANTS RECOGNIZE THAT THERE ARE INHERENT RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH THE SPORT OF FISHING INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, INJURY OR DEATH DUE TO DANGEROUS WEATHER CONDITIONS; WATER CONDITIONS; TRAILERING, OPERATING, MAINTAINING, DOCKING OR OTHERWISE HANDLING BOATS; EQUIPMENT SUCH AS KNIVES, HOOKS, CLUBS, GAFFS, ANCHORS, LINES; HANDLING FISH AND THE INHERENT DANGERS OF BEING IN THE WILD OUTDOORS SUCH AS DANGEROUS ANIMALS, FISH, STRUCTURE OR OTHER FISHERMEN. IN CONSIDERATION FOR BEING ALLOWED TO ENTER THE FLAG TOURNAMENT, EACH PERSON AGREES AND CONTRACTS TO RELEASE, INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS NATURE COAST LADY ANGLERS, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES, THE FLAG TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR AND ALL COMMITTEE PERSONS, THE TOURNAMENT SPONSORS AND VERIFICATION STATION OWNERS AND THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES AND REPRESEN- TATIVES FROM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY, CLAIMS OR DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY MANNER WHATSOEVER CONNECTED WITH THE TOURNAMENT INCLUDING ITS PLANNING, OPERATION OR CONDUCT AND INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO CLAIMS FOR PERSONAL INJURY, WRONGFUL DEATH, SURVIVAL DAMAGES, ECONOMIC LOSS, PROPERTY DAMAGES OR CLAIMS RELATING IN ANY WAY TO THE TOURNAMENT. IT IS THE EXPRESS INTENTION OF THIS AGREEMENT THAT EACH ENTRANT IS INDEMNIFYING EACH OF THE FOREGOING RELEASED AND INDEMNIFIED PARTIES FROM THE CONSEQUENCES OF THEIR OWN NEGLIGENT CONDUCT, WHETHER SOLE NEGLIGENCE OR CONTRIBUTING NEGLIGENCE, GROSS NEGLIGENCE, OUTRAGEOUS MISCONDUCT, STRICT LIABILITY, COMMISSION OF TORT, BREACH OF CONTRACT, AND BREACH OF WARRANTY. THE PARENT OR GUARDIAN OF ANY MINOR ENTERING IN, REGISTERING FOR OR FISHING IN THE TOURNAMENT DOES FURTHER CONTRACT AND AGREE THAT THIS RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS AGREEMENT SHALL BE BINDING UPON ANY MINOR ENTERING THE TOURNAMENT.