2019 Fish For A Cure - Catch and Release Division
Brian KahanStriped Bass
Matt BadenStriped Bass
Eric MiltonStriped Bass
Jeff LeighStriped Bass
Johnathan McGowanStriped Bass
Zach DitmarsStriped Bass
Damon WilliamsStriped Bass
Mariam BahramiStriped Bass
Nicholas GarrottStriped Bass
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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 2019, 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 13th year a memorable one!
Catch and Release Division
Free Catch and Release Division Registration Instructions
1. Register your boat in the Fish For A Cure Tournament at fishforacure.org
2. Download the iAngler Tournament app on your smart phone.
3. All captains will be registered on iAnglertournament.com the night of the captains meeting using their email and team name. Additional members can be added at the captains meeting or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with your team name and the participant name BEFORE FISHING. TO ENTER ON YOUR OWN, CLICK THE REGISTER BUTTON, CLICK $500 USD, BYPASS FURTHER PAYMENT W/ THE CODE: FISH
4. Attend the Captains Meeting so we can help you get registered if you haven't emailed us, and make sure you know how the iAngler Platform works.
5. GO RAISE SOME MONEY AND HAVE FUN!!
(Full Rules and Regulations are available below)
$500 USDTeam Event
Min: 1 Angler
Max: 3 Angler
Tournament is over
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Events & Schedule
10/30/2019 05:30 PM
Photo Entry Deadline
11/02/2019 04:00 PM
11/02/2019 05:00 PM
Rules and RegulationsClick to Read
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 1. Only photo entries will be accepted. 2. All fish must be released – they may not be used for the weight category. 3. All fish must be measured with an official 2019 F4AC measuring stick. 4. Measuring stick must be labeled with an indicator – which will be emailed and posted in the iAnglertournament announcements section on Friday evening, Nov. 1. 5. All C&R participants are required to register via ianglertournament.com for no charge at the captains meeting. CCA staff will assist with this. All anglers hand carrying cameras MUST arrive by boat at the Pusser’s dock prior to the 4pm deadline, see section 7 for details. 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. 7. 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 2019 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 1/4th of an inch. 8. In case of a tie, the fish submitted first will be the winner, and the time considered will be the time that the iAngler tournament servers received the photo. 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 Click to Read
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