Jersey Coast Shark Anglers
                                                                       2018 Blackfish Tournament Rules


Attendance at the captains meeting is NOT MANDATORY, BUT CAPTAIN/ANGLERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR KNOWING ALL THE RULES AND ANY RULE CHANGES MADE AT THE CAPTAINS MEETING.

Each angler is eligible to win ONLY ONE PRIZE OR ONE PLACE.

Fishing may commence at 5:00am (honor system) on the scheduled tournament date. If due to weather conditions the alternate date will be Saturday November 24, 2018. If the tournament cannot be held on the alternate date the winners will be drawn.

In case of a tie, the prize money will be split equally.

In the event that all three places are not filled with eligible fish, the remaining prize money shall be split proportionately between the other winners.

VHF CHANNEL 71 WILL BE THE TOURNAMENT CHANNEL. VHF CHANNEL 65 WILL BE AT THE ALTERNATE. If any vessel/angler cannot reach a committee person on either channel please call 908-309-3048 for the tournament Chairperson.

WEIGH-INS will be at Capt. Bill’s Landing from 1:30pm and 4:30pm OR at JCSA Club 385 Herbertsville Rd., Brick.

ALL FEDERAL AND STATE RULES AND REGULATIONS PREVAIL.

Positively no transferring of fish between anglers and/or boat.

ALL JUNOR ANGLERS 17 AND UNDER FISH FREE WITH A PAID REGISTERED ADULT. FISH WEIGHED BY A JUNIOR MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY THE ADULT THEY ARE FISHING WITH AND BOTH MUST SIGN THE WEIGH SLIP. JUNIOR PRIZES DO NOT INCLUDE CASH.

All boats/anglers fish at their own risk.

All winners must submit their social security number and proper ID BEFORE THE PRIZES ARE AWARDED. They must fill out all paper work at the time of the awards and submit the same prior to receiving cash prizes. NO EXCEPTIONS.

ALL FISH SHALL BE WEIGHED IN THEIR NATURAL STATE.

Any protest must be presented to the Tournament Chairperson on the day of the alleged infraction. The Chairperson, Committee and Weigh Master shall serve as judge and all decisions will be final.

JCSA may retain a certified MARINE BIOLOGIST TO ENSURE THAT EACH FISH HAS BEEN CAUGHT DURING THE TOURNAMENT HOURS AND THE METHOD OF CATCH WAS ROD AND REEL.

If there is any alleged infraction or question about a winning fish THE TOURNAMENT CHAIRPERSON MUST BE NOTIFIED BY 6:00pm ON THE DAY OF THE TOURNAMENT.

ALL TOURNAMENT COMMITTEE DECISIONS ARE FINAL.

In the event that the tournament is not 100% filled, a straight percentage of the cash prizes will be awarded on the number entered.

Any boat/angler with a potentially qualifying fish assisting a distressed boat/angler MUST report circumstances immediately to a committee boat or tournament chairperson 908-309-3048.

THIS IS A PER ANGLER TOURNAMENT.

THIS FORM MUST BE FILLED OUT and returned to JCSA 385 Herbertsville Rd. Brick NJ 08724 no later than the captain’s meeting for the corresponding tournament.

 

I agree to abide by the rules and regulations set forth above and will conduct myself in a sportsman like manner while fishing this tournament. I also release the Jersey Coast Anglers, its Officers, Tournament Committee and Sponsors from any and all Liability for personal injury arising from participation in this tournament. I have advised my crew, mates and paying anglers fishing the tournament with me that the above mentioned parties will not be held responsible for property loss or personal injury occurring during tournament participation. I further certify that I am the owner and/ or operator of the vessel and I specifically confirm to the Jersey Coast Shark Anglers and their insurance carrier that I have protection and indemnity insurance coverage in the vessel and as an angler I have insurance coverage and shall provide the name, address and policy number of the carrier to the tournament committee upon its request.
 

Jersey Coast Shark Anglers