22nd Dec2014

Masseys Fish Pics 2015

Bayou Coast Kayak Fishing Club’s, Fish Pics Tournament 2105

Presented by Massey’s

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There is no Entry Fee, Thanks Massey’s!!!

EVENT INFORMATION:
This is a CP (Catch & Photo) Tournament, It will begin January 1st 2015 and end November 30th 2015 Fish may be kept or released, but we encourage the release of a trophy size fish for them to get bigger and pass on their genetics.

THE IDEA:
For most of the year, BCKFC has a fishing contest underway. That means that each time you go fishing you can potentially catch a contest winning fish. But as the old saying goes, “You can’t win if you don’t play”. For fish to be eligible for great trophies and prizes, club members simply have to submit their entry on an official CEC (Catch Entry Card) , which must be fully completed and returned (or postmarked) within 14 days of the catch. Incomplete CEC’s will not be processed. Entering fish is that simple. Your catch does not have to be a trophy to win an award. Contact the club if you have any additional questions about entering fish.

Remember you have to be a member of the club to compete in this event

HOW DO YOU WIN? :
The longest fish in each Category will receive 100 points the 2nd longest 99 points, 3rd 98 points etc..
The angler with the highest point’s total at the end of the tournament wins.
Remember you can only win one category.

CATEGORIES:
CONVENTIONAL ROD AND REEL DIVISION:
Speckled Trout , Redfish , Flounder ,Large Mouth Bass

FLY ROD DIVISION:
Speckled Trout, Redfish, Large Mouth Bass

KIDS DIVISION AGE 12 AND UNDER:
Speckled Trout, Redfish , Flounder, Large Mouth Bass

A kid does not have to be a member of the club to compete.

In the event of a total points tie in any division, the angler with the longest total aggregate length wins

BIG FISH:
One winner per species Speckled Trout, Redfish ,Flounder, Largemouth Bass.
(Big Fish ONLY) in the event of a tie ,angler who submitted fish first wins.

There are no slot restrictions for either division as long as the fish is of legal size per LADWF… so Bull Reds are allowed

PAYOUT / PRIZES:
2 Kayaks are up for grabs
1st place overall winner with conventional Rod N Reel will win a Cuda 12 courtesy of Masseys and Jackson Kayaks.
1st place overall winner with Fly Rod win a Slayer 12 courtesy of Masseys and Native Watercraft.
Anglers can only win in one category.

FISH PICS TOURNAMENT COMPETITION RULES:

ENTERING YOUR CATCH: All catches must be entered on an Official BCKFC CEC (Catch Entry Card) a picture of fish must appear with Card. Any Card not completely filled out will not be considered for entry. Concerns or questions about specific entries should be directed to the club angling committee in writing. Entries must be postmarked, faxed, emailed or hand delivered within 14 days of catch, except at the conclusion of competition when entries must be received by November 30 ,2015 11:59 Pm .. All local, state and federal fishing rules and regulations apply.

ENTRIES: Can be scanned and emailed to CPRsubmission@masseys.net this is the preferred method
Or they can be snail mailed to
Massey’s Outfitters Attn: Blake Gill 509 N. Carrollton Ave New Orleans LA 70119

PHOTOS : Fish are to be measured alive on a fish measuring ruler… 321Fish , Golden Rule etc . The fishes mouth should be in a naturally closed position and on the rulers zero line, the tail of the fish may be pinched or held with a rubber band …etc to gain maximum length.
There are some key elements that must be visible in the picture
• The Massey’s Logoed BCKFC 2015 Fish Pics Tournament Token
• The whole fish must be visible … Mouth to Tail
• (FLY DIVISION ONLY) Lure must be visible in picture
• Your Kayak must be visible in the shot
• Obviously ruler measurement markings must be visible to obtain a score

You will have access to a printable version of the CEC (Catch Entry Card) and the Tournament Token, Via the Club Website. I would suggest laminating the Token or placing it in a Ziploc bag etc…. If you lose it you can just print another. If you find yourself on the water you can try to pull up a digital image on your phone and take a picture with another camera or phone. It is up to you to make sure the digital token is readable in the photo.

LEGAL TACKLE / BAIT: Artificial and Live bait will be allowed as well as scent infused baits such as GULP, . Scent sprays like Bang Attractant and products like Dip N Glo are all allowed

PADDLE / PEDAL-CRAFT ONLY: (no trolling motors / sails / gas engines / “mother ships”) as well as being able to fish from your kayak you are allowed to wade fish or fish off of the bank. As long as the area you are fishing is within 100 ft of your LAUNCHED paddle craft.
Launched means your kayak is on ground or in the water
HANDICAPED/DISABLED TROLLING MOTOR EXCEPTION: If an angler cannot paddle or pedal due to a handicap or disability he or she may use a trolling motor if a copy of their state issued handicap/disability ID is sent in to the BCKFC Tournament Director …. ( angler may only have one battery on board and motor shall not exceed 30lb of thrust.

PROTEST: All protests must be made in writing and delivered to a Tournament Director . The Tournament Director is the final authority in all considerations. All anglers are encouraged to report cheating – cheating in a fishing tournament is a crime in the state of Louisiana.

RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND COVENANT NOT TO SUE: A waiver, release of liability, and covenant not to sue are part of the entry form. It is required that all contestants take responsibility for themselves while participating in event activities.

RULE CHANGES: Rules interpretation is exclusively left to the Tournament Directors and BCKFC Officers. The decisions of this group are final in all matters and are not subject to appeal.

PARTICIPATION AND ELIGIBILITY: Participation is open to any BCKFC Member in good standing 18 years of age or older. Minors are eligible to participate with a parent or legal guardian signature on the release form. A completed entry form, waiver, and entry fee must be received no later than the published entry date. “All participants represent that they are physically and mentally competent and fit and able to participate. By entering, all participants agree to assume all risks of personal injury, death, and damage to or loss of property and further agree to indemnify and hold BCFKC, its officers, members, agents, and sponsors harmless from and against any and all claims, liabilities, and causes of action resulting directly or indirectly from participation.” PFD Requirement: You must wear a Coast Guard Approved PFD while in your kayak at all BCKFC events. Failure to comply with this rule during competition could result in disqualification from tournament. Disqualification will be determined by Tournament Director based on investigation of specific incident.

LEGAL FISHING BOUNDARIES: Fish may be caught in any public accessible water in the state of Louisiana.

REGISTRATION: Tournament Begins January 1st 2015 , You must be a BCKFC Member and have signed a BCKFC Waiver to participate . If you meet those requirements all you have to do to enter is print out your CEC (Catch Entry Card) and Massey’s Logoed Tournament Token and start catching fish.

Good Luck, and may your lines be tight!

TOKEN LINK WILL GO LIVE ON NEW YEARS EVE!!!

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