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1.      PARTICIPATION

·         One or Two man teams.

·         Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

·         Registration: August 1, 2014 from 6pm-7:30pm at the Massena Rod & Gun Club.

·         Tournament date: August 2, 2014 at the Massena Intake (rain date is August 3).

 

2.      ENTRY

·         The entry fee will be $50 per team.

·         Big fish is not required.  The fee $20 per team and only one fish per team will be weighed.

·         Winner of the big fish contest will receive 100% of all big fish entry fees.

·         A $5 restocking fee per non SLRWA member.

 

3.      TOURNAMENT FORMAT & FISHING

·         Boat numbers to be drawn at sign-ups.

·         Contestants must abide by all local navigation laws and avoid restricted areas at all times for both the US and Canadian waters.

·         If you fish in Canada, please phone into Canadian Customs: 888-226-7277.  This can be done from a cell phone.  You may still be subject to search from Canadian Customs.  Calling into the US Customs is not necessary if you do not go ashore in Canada.

·         Boundaries: Robert Moses Power Dam (top side) to the Iroquois Dam in Waddington.

·         Fishing hours: 6am-2pm with the scales opening at 12pm.

·         All boats must be at weigh station no later than 2pm or you will be disqualified.

·         Winner will be determined by weight of three fish.  Ties will be broken by weight of the biggest fish.

·         All SLR Walleye Challenge teams must remain off the water after Friday night’s seminar or risk disqualification and forfeiture of entry fees.

·         All teams must be present in the water of the Massena Intake by 5:45am for ease-off!  NO WAKE until leaving the bay.

·          Teams choosing to leave the water must check out.

·         Once a team has checked out, they can no longer bring fish to be weighed.

 

4.      PAYOUT – Less $200

·         1st Place – 50%

·         2nd Place – 30%

·         3rd Place – 20%

 

5.      SAFETY & INTEGRITY

·         Each contestant must observe safe boating conduct at all times.

·         All tournament boats must have required safety equipment.

·         All boats will be inspected prior to launch.

·         Teams not checking in after the day’s fishing will be disqualified.

·         In the event of a thunderstorm, lightning, and/or severe weather, contestants may pull into nearest shoreline until it is safe to continue fishing. 

·         Contestants may not leave their boats during tournament hours with the exception of going to the weigh station, or if severe weather forces them ashore.

·         No alcoholic beverages to be consumed or possessed during tournament hours.

·         Any contact other than rescue between boats during tournament hours is prohibited.

 

6.      SPORTSMANSHIP & PROTEST

·         Contestants will conduct themselves in a sportsman-like, courteous, safe, and ethical manner at all times.  Any unfavorable conduct or action by a contestant, which could negatively reflect on the tournament and SLRWA, will be grounds for disqualification or rejection of entry application.

·         The director, organizers, or anglers have the right to protest another team’s fairness.  An official written protest along with $100 must be made within 30 minutes of completion of the final weigh in.  The fee will be returned if the protest is found to be valid.  Following interviews with concerned parties, a ruling will be made.  If not proven, the SLRWA will retain the deposit.

·         Every competitor is expected to participate in the marshalling of the filed complaint in order to maintain the highest integrity to the competition.  Any incident observed during tournament hours should be reported to SLRWA officials for further investigation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT MIKE GAGNER:

Home: 315-384-3450

Work:  315-769-1902

Email: slrwalleyechallenge@yahoo.com

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