Cast For A Cure – 2015 Team Surf Fishing Tournament

Cast For A Cure – 2015 Team Surf Fishing Tournament
Benefiting the American Cancer Society
Sponsored by:
Delaware Fisherwomen and Old Inlet Bait and Tackle
Saturday, October 3, 2015

TOURAMENT RULES:

Registration:
All teams must be registered and the registration fee paid in full by September 30, 2015. The team registration fee is $50 per person. The registration fee is Non-Refundable

Teams:
Teams shall consist of no more than four members. At least one member of the team must be at least 21 years old. One member of the team must be designated as the Team Captain and will be responsible for interacting with Judges to score fish. No substitution of team members can be made without the consent of the Tournament Committee.

Tournament Committee:
The tournament committee is comprised of Brandy Parker Delaware Fisherwomen), Clark Evans (Old Inlet) and the Head Tournament Judge. All decisions of the Tournament Committee shall be deemed final.

Tournament Headquarters:
Delaware Distilling Company, 18693 Highway One, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971

Licenses:
All team members must possess a valid Delaware Fishing License, as required by law.

4WD Permit:
A valid Delaware Surf Fishing Vehicle Permit is required for all 4WD vehicles on the beach.

Check In:
All teams must check in to pick up tournament packet and score sheets on Friday, October 2, 2015 at the designated Tournament Headquarters at the time specified on the Official Tournament Calendar of Events.

Captain’s Meeting:
Team Captains are required to pick up packets Friday and draw locations at Old Inlet Bait and Tackle

Fishing Area:
The fishing area will be located in the Delaware Seashore State Park at the Keybox Road, Conquest Road and the Faithful Steward (Savage’s Ditch) crossings.

Fishing Staions:
Each Team Captain will receive a map of the fishing stations that they are assigned at the Fishing Station Draw. In the event that non-tournament anglers already occupy a team’s designated station, the team will be moved to an alternate station as designated during the Station Draw.

Fishing Time:
Each team will be responsible to check in with the morning Fishing Station Judge by no later than 7:30am on Saturday morning. No lines in the water until 8am. The morning session will take place from 8am until 11am. There will be a lunch break and afternoon Fishing Station Check-in with the Judges from 11am until 12pm. No lines in the water during the lunch break. The afternoon session will take place from 12pm until 3pm.

Equipment:
No more than two rods per team member. No restrictions of line, sinker, or bait.

Beach Rules:

  • Team members must bait and cast their own rod and remove their own fish. If gaffing is required to beach fish, assistance may be given by another member of that team provided that the fish is fully visible from the beach.
  • Team Captain’s and members are responsible for keeping their lines from drifting into another team’s station. Any fish hooked outside the boundaries of the team’s designated station will not be scored.
  • In the event that fighting a fish requires entry into another team’s station, that team shall allow the fish to be fought and beach without impediment.
  • No team or member of any team shall in any way hinder, harass, restrict or otherwise impede other anglers on the beach, including non-tournament persons fishing in a designated station.
  • Cast nets are prohibited during fishing hours.
  • Purposefully killing a shark or skate will result in immediate disqualification.
  • Unsportsmanlike conduct will result in disqualification. Final ruling will be made by the tournament committee.

Scoring:

  • The list of eligible species and the minimum size requirements will be provided in each team’s tournament packet.
  • All fish will be measured from the tip of the snout to the tip of the tail. One point per inch. No partial points will be awarded.
  • Mutilated fish will not be scored.
  • Judges will be assigned to each tournament fishing station. Only Judges may measure and record the score of the fish. Please do not record your own score.
  • Release Incentive: Released fish will earn a One Point Release Bonus (Bring a bucket to keep fish alive in until a judge arrives. Place the bucket in front of your truck to let the judge know you have a fish to be scored.)
  • Once a fish is measured a section of the tail will be cut off making the fish no longer eligible if the angler chooses to keep fish.
  • Total points will determine winners. The first tie breaker will be awarded to the team catching the most fish. The second tie breaker will be decided by the length of the largest fish scored by each team.

Score Sheets:
Your team name will be marked on your score sheet. Team Captain’s are required to sign the score sheet and turn it in to the judge no more than 30 minutes after the conclusion of the Afternoon Fishing Session. Judges will come by their assigned stations to retrieve the score sheets. Unsigned score sheets and incorrect score sheets will result in immediate disqualification.

Foul Weather:
This is a rain or shine event. The tournament will only be cancelled in the event of the State Park closing the beaches due to tropical storm/ hurricane or other conditions. In that event, all teams will be invited to the Tournament Headquarters for the Awards Banquet festivities.

Liability Waiver:
In consideration of the payment of the entry fee, the team members shall waive any and all claims, for an individual team member and their heirs against the Tournament Committee, Judges or sponsors holding the tournament for injury, illness or property damage which may directly or indirectly result from participation in the event.

Calcuttas:
A $20 side bet may be waged per team with the proceeds being paid to the wagering team catching the largest qualifying striped bass of the tournament.

A $20 side bet may be wagered per team with the proceeds being paid to the wagering team that catches the largest qualifying bluefish of the tournament.

Awards:
Prizes will be awarded at a ceremony to be held at the Tournament Headquarters on Sunday, October 5, 2014 from noon til 2pm. A complimentary buffet lunch will be provided to registered tournament participants.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS:

Saturday, October 3, 2015
7:30am: Teams Check in with Judges at Assigned Morning Fishing Station
8:00 am-11:00 am: Morning Fishing Session
11:00 am-12:00 pm: Lunch Break and Team Check in with Judges at Assigned Afternoon Fishing Station
12:00 pm-3:00 pm: Afternoon Fishing Session
3:00 pm-3:30pm: Turn in Score Sheets to Judge

Sunday, October 4, 2015
Noon til 2pm: Awards Ceremony (complimentary buffet lunch for registered tournament participants) to be held at Delaware Distilling Company on route 1.
PRIZES:

First Place Team: Trophies for Each Team Member Member

Second Place Team: Trophies for Each Team Member

Third Place Team: Trophies for Each Team Member

 

Length & Limits:
Refer to State Regulations for size and creel limits.

Species                         Minimum Size                  Possession Limit

Bluefish                                   14 inches                    10

Striped Bass                            28 -37 inches,             2

or over 44 inches       *Striped bass in the 38-43 inch slot may be scored if released

Flounder                                 16 inches                    4

Kingfish                                   11 inches                    None

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Croaker                                   11 inches                    None

Red Drum                               20 inches                    5 between 20-27 inches

*Red Drum larger than 27 inches may be scored if released.

Sea Trout                                13 inches                    1

Black Drum                             16 inches                    3

Cobia                                      16 inches                    None

Northern Puffer fish               6 inches                   None

  • Some minimum sizes may be larger than Delaware law

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