KFC Palma Sola/Ft DeSoto 2017
KFC RULES 2017
1. All KFC tournaments are Artificial lures/baits only
2. Catch/Photo/Release only
3. Entry Photos taken on smart phone using iAngler Tournament App only. iAngler Tournament App if angler shorts himself overall length in a photo entry, that photo entry will be accepted. Angler may resubmit correct measurement before sign in cut off time. This is an angler responsibility and not the KFC or iAngler Tournament. Incorrect measurement that gives angler an advantage by entering incorrect length that is greater than actual photo measurement will be rejected and not counted until angler re-submits rejected entry notice. This is an angler responsibility and not that of the KFC or iAngler Tournament. No corrections what so ever will be allowed after weigh in cut off time. It is the angler responsibility to check that all entry photos are scored and may be done on anglers’ smart phone in the iAngler Tournament App.
KFCTS Official Measuring Tape only (additional measuring tape may be used for fish exceeding length of official tape. Nose to tail)
5.Measuring tape must be permanently stuck to board. Tape may be stuck onto backboard of bump board. Board must be FLAT and as wide as tape or wider. Board must have 2" tall nose stop or taller at zero line of measuring tape. A 6 3/4"" PVC sewer pipe and cap cut lengthwise may be used to make bump board. Fish may lie on its side or on its belly.
6.Fish must lay flat on measuring tape. Fish may be on its belly or its side. Fishing token must be attached to back board of bump board entry and in photo for entry photo. Fish tail may be pinched but you may not have your hands or arm in entry photo. No device may be used to hold tail in a pinched position.
7.Length of fish = Nose to longest point of tail that is ON the measuring tape. Nose against bump board at zero line.
8.Must be Registered/Paid Contestant and be on iAngler Tournament leader board to Compete.
9.Angler must place self on the iAngler Tournament leader board immediately upon receiving coupon code. Anglers that do not do so are DQ.
10.Must fish from kayak or SUP.
iAngler Tournament App photo entry: If angler shorts himself overall length in a photo entry, that photo entry will be accepted. Angler may resubmit correct measurement before sign in cut off time. This is an angler responsibility and not the KFC or iAngler Tournament. Incorrect measurement that gives angler an advantage by entering incorrect length that is greater than actual photo measurement will be rejected and not counted until angler re-submits rejected entry notice. This is an angler responsibility and not that of the KFC or iAngler Tournament. No corrections what so ever will be allowed after weigh in cut off time. It is the angler responsibility to check that all entry photos are scored and may be done on angler’s smart phone in the iAngler Tournament App.
11.Qualifing for National Championship:
Must fish any 2 KFCTS tournaments in any combination of divisions to qualify for invitational national championship.
12.Angler of the Year:
Each division will have an angler of the year award based on total inches accumulated from catches entered on iAngler Tournament leader board from any or all of a divisional series tournaments (total allowed inches from 2 or 3 tournaments fished in 1 division).
13.Any qualified angler may win the Angler of the Year Award. Qualified anglers may compete in as many divisions as he or she chooses and is qualified to win in any and all divisions.
The Top 3 winners of each tournament shall receive sponsor prizes & trophies.
Largest total of fish in inches entered by a contestant (largest of each allowable species in a tournament) shall determine the winner. The next largest total of fish in inches will win second place and so on. Total inches wins not number of fish. 2 fish can beat 3 fish for example. (Unless specified by NTD for SLAM events where a slam beats a larger 2 fish entry. A slam tournament is a redfish, snook & trout tournament unless otherwise specified by NDT).
16. Target Species:
Each tournament shall be the largest 4 fish total per angler such as 2 redfish & 2 trout or 4 redfish per angler unless otherwise stated by NDT.
17. Combination of Target Species:
A combination of species allowed will be set by National Director of Tournaments for each tournament.
18. Contestant must catch his/her own fish and within the KFC Rules, State & Federal laws of area fished that he/she enters at weigh in.
19. Anglers launching before stated launch time will be disqualified.
20. Human power kayak/SUP only.
21. Motors are not allowed on tournament day.
22. Sign In at Weigh In:
Contestants must sign in and record time at weigh in prior to posted weigh in time. No angler may sign in for another angler. Doing so will DQ signing angler.
23. Weigh In Time - Close of Weigh In:
Posted weigh in time is the absolute latest time that a contestant may weigh in and no catches may be entered or scored beyond stated weigh in time. Weigh In Time = Close of Weigh In. (sign in to weigh in).
24.A Tie in Length:
All ties in length of inches are broken by first to weigh in.
Registration fee will only be refunded in the event of the cancelation of a tournament. A weather postponement does not constitute a cancelation.
Registration fees may not be moved from one tournament to another. Please do not ask as this cost us more to do than the fee.
27.Dead Sticking or Soaking:
Dead-Stick or soaking techniques of fishing is not allowed. Letting a bait or lure sit still for more than 30seconds is Dead Sticking or Soaking.
Wade fishing is allowed ONLY if anglers kayak is tethered to the angler.
29.LIFE JACKET OR PFD:
All anglers MUST wear a USCG approved PFD at ALL times on the water.
No angler is allowed to launch prior to posted launch time.
31. Tandem Kayaks:
Tandem kayaks are allowed however both anglers/paddlers must be registered.
All Protests must be made in writing and delivered to a tournament official PRIOR to 30 minutes of the check in/weigh in time. The director of tournaments is final authority in all considerations.
All Rules interpretation is exclusively the decision of the Director of Tournaments. All decisions of/ by the DOT are final and are not subject to appeal.
All contestants are subject to take a Voice Analysis/ Lie Detector/Polygraph examination at Tournament Director’s discretion. Refusal to take examination will result in an automatic disqualification. Failure of examination is grounds for disqualification. Failure to take and or pass such tests may be grounds for lifetime ban at all KFC events.
35. DQ Contestants:
Disqualified contestant/contestants shall return/forfeit all winnings and are financially liable for retail value of all awards/gifts awarded to said contestant/contestants. Failure to comply will result in legal action.
disqualification from a tournament for any reason is grounds for disqualification from series. Disqualification will result in possible legal action taken against disqualified contestant and or contestants. Anglers that become disqualified for cheating will also be listed as such in writing and public notice may be made.
37.The Kayak Fishing ClassicS, Inc. its staff and or employees, ownership, and sponsors are not responsible for loss or damage of any contestant personal property or equipment or phones, cameras, etc. Exercise caution and smart practices to secure your property and equipment.
38.Denali Masters Calcutta:
The Denali Masters Calcutta is cash buy in option that anglers have option to purchase or ‘buy-in’ when registering for a tournament. The payout is 100% to the Top 3 winning anglers that also purchased ticket (buy-in) during registration as follows: 50%, 30%, 20%. Denali Performance Apparel will put $250.00 into each Denali Master Calcutta to get it going. This is for every tournament in the 2016 tournament series year. Purchase price to buy-in $50.00 for each participating angler who wishes to play the Denali Master Calcutta. All funds from the ticket purchase and the $250.00 Denali donation are paid out at each tournament to the top three participants in the Denali Masters Calcutta at the awards following weigh in. All pay outs will be issued in the form of a check to the 3 winners. YOU MUST PURCHASE YOUR TICKET AT TIME OF REGISTRATION for the tournament. EXAMPLE of Denali Masters Calcutta: 40 anglers register for tournament in which 20 anglers purchase additional entry into the Denali Masters Calcutta at $50 each for a total of $1,000.00 plus Denali donation of $250.00 = $1,250.00 in prize money available total. Split with top 3 eligible anglers a payout of:
1st place = $625.00 2nd place = $375.00 and 3rd place = $250.00
37.Denali Master Calcutta PARTICIPATION AND ELIGIBILITY:
All anglers must be at least 18 years of age to entry the Calcutta.
39. Captain’s Meeting:
All Captain’s Meetings are online for the convenience of contestants and must be attended by ALL contestants. You will have to log in at the Captain’s Meeting Online of the KFC website to be counted as having attended. This is for your safety and is a MUST. You will be required to attend the Captain’s Meeting at the conclusion of your registration process. Captain’s Meetings are short and to the point and contain important information.
40.iAngler Tournament Code:
You will receive your iAngler Tournament code that must be entered into our tournament on the iAngler Tournament website. (You must download the iAngler Tournament App one time into your smart phone). Log in to iAngler Tournament and select our tournament by name, enter your given code and this will place you on the leader board.