Coastal Conservation Association Maryland (CCA MD) – Kent Narrows Fly & Light Tackle Striper Tournament Official Rules
1. Entry Fee: $40.00 per angler
- Online registration (preferred form of registration) – Registration can be made on the CCA MD website, http://www.ccamd.org . You can also pay by cash or check at the captains meeting.
2. Date of Tournament: Saturday, June 4th, 2011. Tournament boundaries are the Sassafras River to the north and Cedar Point to the south.
3. Eligible Fish: Rockfish. All must be caught on hook and line.
4. Captains Meeting: A captains meeting is scheduled for Friday, June 3rd, at 5 PM. at Shore Tackle, 3100 Main St., Grasonville, MD to review rules, distribute rulers and pass out tournament shirts.
5. Weather: Participants enter the Tournament at their own risk and discretion. Captain and crew must decide on each individual boat capabilities to fish on June 4th.
6. Measure-In: This tournament will be Catch and Release only. While participants may keep fish of legal size, you must bring in a digital camera, media card or other type of digital image of the fish you caught on top of the official measuring device to enter your catch. All captains will be issued a CCA-approved ruler to use in the photo. Bring your digital image to the The Jetty Restaurant at Kent Narrows on Saturday, June 4th by 3:30 PM at the latest. You must be in line at the deadline. NO EXCEPTIONS. Largest fish will be determined by length only. All fish will be measured from the tip of the nose to the tip of the tail. In case of a tie the fish measured first will be the winner. (REMEMBER –DO NOT BRING ANY FISH TO THE MEASURE-IN.) You MUST take your photo with the official measuring device (that will be given out at the Captains’ Meeting). See instructions for measuring the fish in the Skipper’s Package. Put the special measuring device that you are given on the deck of your boat. Lay the fish on top of the measuring device. Put the snout of the fish on the zero (the end of the measuring device) and the tip of the tail on the higher number. You are responsible for getting the snout of the fish exactly on the zero end of the measuring device. If a fish is longer than the 48 inch yardstick, the first photograph presented to the judges will be declared the winner.
7. Digital Cameras, media cards, or other types of digital images that fail to clearly show the length of the fish, with the official measuring devise, will be disallowed.
8. Minimizing Fish Mortality: We discourage killing or harming fish for the tournament. If an entrant has caught and killed a keeper for their own use, all efforts should be employed to preserve, revive and release subsequent fish.
9. Fishing Hours: Saturday, June 4th lines may go in at 5:30 AM and the deadline for photo weigh-in is 3:30 PM. Again, you must be in line at the The Jetty Restaurant by 3:30 PM at the latest.
10. Divisions: The tournament will again feature three divisions—fly, light tackle, and kayak.
11. 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 Coastal Conservation Association Maryland (CCA MD) – Kent Narrows Fly & Light Tackle Striper Tournament that all participants shall release and hold harmless the Coastal Conservation Association Maryland and any sponsors 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 Coastal Conservation Association Maryland (CCA MD) – Kent Narrows Fly & Light Tackle Striper Tournament, all participants agree to, and grant this release of liability and shall not be permitted to withdraw or disavow that release of liability.
12. Merchandise prizes from sponsors will be awarded as follows:
First, Second, and Third Prizes for each division (Fly, Light Tackle, and Kayak)
To be CCA qualified captain on a registered tournament boat, you need to be a member of the Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) in current standing. To join CCA go online pay when you register now or sign up online at www.joincca.org.