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Tournament Rules

no motor tournament1. Obey all State of California fishing regulations

2. Only 6 species count towards length total.  A fish must be a legal size as defined by DFW regulations before it can be counted.

a. Calico Bass (14”)
b. Sand Bass (14”)
c. Surf Perch (5” min.)
d. White sea bass (28”)
e. Halibut (22”)
f. Corbina

3. No mackerel, bonito, barracuda, sharks, rays or other fish count.  Only the six species specifically mentioned in #2 will be counted.

4. The tournament encourages catch and release. There will be a 2” penalty for each fish killed.

5. Fish will measured up to the nearest half inch.

6. 10 biggest fish (any combination) measured will determine score.

7. The angler catching the greatest number of inches (10 fish max) will win 1st place and 5 extra raffle tickets. 2nd place will win 2 extra raffle tickets, 3rd place will win 2 extra raffle tickets. 

8. Tournament entry fee includes shirt, hat, bag of goodies and 5 raffle tickets. Additional raffle tickets may be purchased for $5/each, 5/$20, 10/$40 and 20/$60.

9. Contestants must turn in score card with name of contestant on it no later than 1:00pm.

 

 

The Sportfishing Conservancy Code of Ethics

An Ethical Angler:

1. Supports and promotes conservation efforts

2. Uses light touch techniques to conserve habitat and resources

3. Keeps no more fish than needed for consumption. Never sells, trades or wastes fish that are retained

4. Practices effective catch and release of fish not kept for consumption or that are prohibited to retain

5. Doesn’t pollute: recycles and disposes of trash 

6. Learns and obeys fishing and boating regulations

7. Practices safe angling and boating by following the law and using common sense to prevent injury 

8. Doesn’t spread exotic plants, animals or release live baits into waters

9. Respects resources, respects public and private property and respects others

10. Promotes ethical sportfishing by sharing knowledge, skills and ethics 

11. Leaves fishing grounds as clean or cleaner than found

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