2017 Fish For A Cure - Catch and Release Division


Saturday, November 4, 2017


These rules are for the catch and release division ONLY. For full rules Click Here

8. CATCH AND RELEASE RULES



1st, 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.