MEN'S KAYAK DIVISION - 14th ANNUAL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BASS ON THE FLY FISHING TOURNAMENT
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14th ANNUAL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
BASS ON THE FLY FISHING TOURNAMENT
MEN'S KAYAK DIVISION
Lake Fork Marina
SATURDAY, MAY 6, 2023 6:00AM- 2:00PM
NEW FOR 2023, WE ARE CREATING A MEN'S AND WOMEN'S GROUP
TWO DIVISIONS IN EACH GROUP:
BOATERS: 1-2 PERSON TEAM, 5-FISH PHOTOS, TOTAL LENGTH; BIG BASS.
KAYAK( kayak, float tube, pontoon, canoe or bank fishermen. No power.)
INDIVIDUAL, 5-FISH PHOTOS, TOTAL LENGTH; BIG BASS.
CLUB TROPHY: 3 big fish, total length for Club.
COST: $ 70 per person, includes $5 Big Bass Pot. Optional Big Sunfish Tourney Friday 3-6PM - $10 buy-in.
Register online before April 15th to be eligible for a Sade Bass Il fly rod draw.
- FREE CASTING CLINICS
- PRODUCT DEMOS
- CASTING CONTESTS
REGISTRATION & PAYMENT:
ONLINE at www.ianglertournament.com
Or ON SITE Noon-9:00 PM Friday or 5-6:00 AM Saturday, cash or online.
ALL CONTESTANTS MUST CHECK-IN AT THE TOURNAMENT SITE WITH SIGNED RELEASE FORM BEFORE FISHING.
YOU MUST HAVE A SMART PHONE TO TAKE & TRANSMIT PHOTOS
ALL PROCEEDS BENEFITS REEL RECOVERY, PATRIOT ANGLERS AND CASTING FOR RECOVERY
SPONSORS:SPONSORS: Lake Fork Marina, Toga Coolers, Pulls Poppers, Gray Wolf Fly Shop, Gypsy Jack Lures, Sage, Skeeter Boats, Orvis (Ft. Worth), Tailwaters, Red Heron, Simms, TFO, Redington, Seaborn Outfitters, Mystic Outdoors, RiverCrossing, Mariner Sails, Go Fish or Go Home!, Mariner Sails, Texas Women Fly Fishers, Lone Star Fly Fishers, East Texas Fly Fishers, Red River Fly Fishers, Wood County Economic Development Commission
Events & Schedule
Noon-9:00 PM - ONSITE REGISTRATION
05/05/2023 12:00 PM
1-5pm - FREE CASTING CLINICS & CONTESTS, PRODUCT & KAYAK DEMOS
05/05/2023 01:00 PM
3-6pm -BIG SUNFISH TOURNEY $10, optional, pay on site.
05/05/2023 03:00 PM
6 pm – Lake Fork Guide report.
05/05/2023 06:00 PM
5-6:00 AM - ONSITE REGISTRATION
05/07/2022 05:00 AM
ALL CONTESTANTS MUST CHECK-IN AT THE TOURNAMENT SITE FRIDAY OR BEFORE 6:00am SATURDAY
05/06/2023 06:00 AM
Lines in the Water - Tournament Begins
05/06/2023 06:00 AM
9am-NOON - FREE CASTING CLINICS, PRODUCT & KAYAK DEMOS
05/06/2023 09:00 AM
PHOTO “WEIGH-IN”, CASTING CONTESTS
05/06/2023 02:00 PM
WINNERS PAYOUT & DOOR PRIZES
05/06/2023 03:00 PM
Rules and RegulationsClick to Read
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BASS ON THE FLY FISHING TOURNAMENT
2021 OFFICIAL RULES
1. RULE ENFORCEMENT: Interpretation and enforcement of these rules shall be left exclusively to the Tournament Director and his decision will be FINAL IN ALL MATTERS. All federal, state and local laws must be obeyed. All bass caught by contestants fishing together in one boat will be disqualified if any of the said contestants are found to be in violation of any tournament rules or laws.
2. PARTICIPANTS: This tournament may be fished as a boater, individual or 2-man team, or as a kayak individual. Payout will be determined by the number of entries in each category. A club/organization must have three two-man teams or three individuals to be eligible to receive the club trophy based on the total length of the three biggest bass (one/team, one /individual). No one who has been a guide for pay on Lake Fork within 1 year may participate.
3. ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES AND DRUGS: At no time during tournament hours are any alcoholic beverages or drugs, other than prescription, allowed in the boat or to be consumed while on the water. Violation of this rule will result in immediate disqualification and forfeiture of entry fees.
4. SPORTSMANSHIP: All contestants are expected to follow high standards of sportsmanship, courtesy, safety and conservation. Any contestant who displays poor sportsmanship, violates these rules or any state or local laws will be disqualified.
5. BOATS & MOTORS: No engine may exceed the BIA horsepower rating for the boat on which it is used. All boats must meet U.S. Coast Guard and state regulations, and have an emergency kill switch. Kayaks cannot use a motor.
6. SAFETY: BOATING SAFETY MUST BE OBSERVED AT ALL TIMES. A USCG approved life preserver must be on and fastened any time the combustible engine is operative, and the kill switch must be attached to the driver. Contestants fishing out of a kayak, float tube or pontoon must wear a life preserver at all times.
7. TACKLE AND EQUIPMENT: All fish must be caught in a legal sporting manner. Trolling with combustion engine is prohibited. ONLY RODS AND REELS, LINE AND FLIES DESIGNED EXCLUSIVELY FOR FLY FISHING MAY BE USED. No soft plastic baits, or any other type of bait, customarily used for fishing with other types of rod and reels may be used. No live or prepared bait is permitted. Liquid fish attractants are allowed. Only one (1) rod may be used at any one time.
8. PROTESTS: All protests must be submitted in writing to the tournament director within 15 minutes of the final weigh-in.
9. POLYGRAPH: All contestants are subject to a polygraph test. Failure to submit to one will result in disqualification.
10. SCORING: If entered as a boater one or two-man team, your score is the total length of your biggest 5 fish for the team. If entered as a kayak individual your score is the total length of your biggest 5 fish. Only largemouth bass should be photographed. Fish should be quickly released and not brought to the weigh-in. A team’s/individual’s longest bass will be determined for the big bass pot. Contestants may submit their fish photos in at any time, but no later than 2:00 pm. All ties will result in the awards being combined and divided equally between the respective teams
11. MEASURING OF FISH: Bass should be photo'd on a metal or plastic measuring board, mouth closed and touching the left end of the scale, tail compressed to achieve greatest length and your ID tag must be showing. Contestant must make every effort to release their fish alive after measuring. See additional catch-photo-release rules on the web site and registration site. Homemade, retractable, wooden, folding and sliding devices are not acceptable.
12. PERMITTED FISHING WATERS: No fishing is allowed inside the host marina area. Fishing is restricted to the navigable waters of Lake Fork only. Boats may be trailered to and from the weigh-in. No fishing is allowed within 25 yards of another contestant. Switching or sharing fish with other contestants or individuals will result in immediate disqualification.
13. REGISTRATION: Register & pay Online at ianglertournament.com. By Mail to “Bass on the Fly”, P.O.Box 173, Yantis, TX 75497 if received no later than April 15, 2020. On site: Registration may be made at the tournament site Noon-9:00PM Friday or 5:00-6:00AM Saturday, pay online or cash only. All contestants MUST check-in with their smartphone at the tournament headquarters during official registration hours. Both team members should register at one time and pay total $140 fee.
14. FISHING HOURS: 6:00AM-2:00PM Saturday. Contestants may launch at the site of their choice no earlier than 5:00AM . Contestants must be in the weigh-in line no later than 2:00PM. Kayaks must launch from a public site.
15. OFF LIMITS: 7:00PM Friday-5:00AM Saturday.
16. ENTRY FEE: The entry fee is $70 per individual whether fishing as a two-man team or an individual. The tournament will be held regardless of weather conditions and there will be no refunds of entry fees. The organizer and tournament director reserve the right to accept or reject any entry.
17. ASSISTANCE: During hours of competition, contestants may not receive fishing information from other competitors or non-competitors or participate in the practice of “hole sitting.” 12/19/19
Disclaimer Click to Read
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BASS ON THE FLY FISHING TOURNAMENT
I have read and understand the Official Rules of this tournament. I also understand that tournament officials may reject my application for any reason, and in that event will refund my entry fee. I understand and acknowledge that competitive fishing is a dangerous sport, the risks of which include, though not exclusively, drowning, collisions in the water, and injuries from hooks and other fishing equipment. I voluntarily assume responsibility for these risks, identified and not identified, and all risk of injury or death or damage to myself, or my property, or to others, including spectators and their property, arising from my participation in the tournament. I have sufficient health, accident and liability insurance to cover any bodily injury or property damage incurred by myself or others as a result of my participation in this event. If I have no such insurance, I represent that I am capable of paying for any and all such expenses or liability.
I hereby release, discharge, and agree to hold harmless, defend and indemnify the tournament organizer, Bass on The Fly, LLC, employees, and all other persons or entities associated with the tournament from any and all liability, claims, demands, actions or rights of action which are related to, arise out of, or are in any way connected with my participation in this tournament, including specifically but not limited to the negligent acts or omissions of organizer, Bass on The Fly, LLC, agents and employees, the host, sponsors and tournament officials, and all other persons or entities associated with the tournament, for any and all injury, death, illness or disease, and other damage or loss to property suffered by myself or others. In signing this document, I acknowledge and agree that if anyone is hurt or property is damaged while I am engaged in this event, I will have no right to make a claim or file a lawsuit against the organizer, Bass on The Fly LLC, or employees, the host, sponsors, officials and all other persons or entities associated with the tournament, even if they or any of them negligently caused the bodily injury or property damage. Any suit brought against any of the parties listed above as a result of this Agreement or my participation in this tournament will be brought in state or county court in Wood County, Texas. Should it become necessary for any of the parties listed above, or someone on their behalf, to incur attorney's fees and costs to enforce this Agreement, or any portion thereof, I agree to pay the reasonable costs and attorney's fees thereby expended, or for which liability is incurred. I give the organizer permission to use my name and likeness for promotional purposes. I agree to submit to and accept the results of the polygraph tests given at this event
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