S.A.F.E.R.

 

South Florida Anglers For Everglades Restoration

 

Open Team Tournament
To Save Our Canals

 

 

 

May 26, 2002 at Everglades Holiday Park

 

$50 per Team - $10 Big Bass

 

 

Pay Out :                           Big Bass Pay Out :

* Based on 40-boat field.                       * Based on 40-boat field.

 

1st - 800.00                       1st Big Bass     - 240.00

2nd - 400.00                       2nd Big Bass    - 160.00

3rd  - 240.00

4th  - 100.00

5th  -   60.00


* Prizes based on field of (40) boats.  Fewer boats constitute prorated prizes.

 

RULES AND REGULATIONS

 

1.      Contestants must register at tournament check-in point at Holiday Park.  Registration will begin at 4:00 am on Sunday, May 26, 2002.  Late entries will be accepted at time of registration.  Cash only on day of tournament.  Receipt of entry fee will determine starting position.

2.      Contestants will fish as a two-person team from the same boat.  Contestants will choose their partners and register as a team.  You must have a valid Florida fishing license.  Entrance fee is $50.00 per team plus $10.00 Lunker Pot per boat (optional).  Contestants must stay in their boat during tournament hours.

3.      First and second Lunker Pot money cannot go to the same boat.  Dead fish will not be considered for Lunker Pot Money.

4.      Each boat will be given an identification number.  It is required that the ID number be attached to your boat and remain throughout the tournament.  A waiver card with your boat number will be issued upon registration.  At check in, this waiver card must be presented to receive your weigh-in card allowing you to weigh-in your fish at the end of the tournament.

5.      There will be one check-in boat by the pump station.  Late check in constitutes disqualification.

6.      Only artificial lures may be used.  No "live bait " or " prepared bait" will be permitted, however, the use of pork rind or pork type strips may be used.  Trolling is not permitted.  Only one rod and reel is permitted to be used at any one time by each angler.  Airboats are prohibited.

7.      A total of 5 Large Mouth Bass per boat may be weighed in.  A 14" inch size limit will be enforced.  Measure bass from tip of nose (with closed mouth) to tip of the tail via “Golden Rule”.  Those fish smaller than 14 inches will be culled and a penalty of one pound for each short fish will be assessed.  Any bass that appears to be mangled, mashed, or mauled will be credited at the discretion of the tournament director.  Total cumulative weight will determine the winner.  All bass submitted to weigh-in officials will remain in the officials possession.  All live fish will be released.  Anyone who presents a weigh-in bag containing more than 6 fish will have their catch culled starting with their largest fish.

8.      Every boat must have at least one aerated live well and be equipped with all required Coast Guard equipment.  Life Jackets must be worn while gas engine is running.  All boats must have a working kill switch.

9.      Contestants will be penalized 8 oz. for each dead fish weighed in.

10. All contestants having fish weighed-in must leave their boat in the water.  Any boat on a trailer will not be allowed to weigh fish.

11. All contestants agree by signing this application form that they will submit to a polygraph exam if requested by the tournament director.

12. NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES OR ILLEGAL DRUGS ARE ALLOWED ON THE BOAT DURING TOURNAMENT HOURS.

 

Name ____________________________________________________  Phone _________________________________

 

Address ________________________________________  City _____________________________  Zip ____________

 

Name ____________________________________________________  Phone _________________________________

 

Address ________________________________________  City _____________________________  Zip ____________

 

Boat Make ______________________________  Boat Length ______________________  Engine Size _____________

 

I will adhere to the rules as set forth here, and I hereby release the host, tournament officials, and all contestants from claim of injury and /or damage incurred by me in connection with this tournament.  Applications of contestants under the age of 18 must have signed approval of parent or guardian, on the form.

 

Signature __________________________________________  Date ______________________  Over 18 Y ___ N ___

 

Signature __________________________________________  Date ______________________  Over 18 Y ___ N ___

 

Make checks payable to:  S.A.F.E.R.

 

Mail to:  Brad Arnold   3720 N 57th Avenue   Hollywood, Florida  33021 – (954) 986-9562