event is individual tournament but designed to be a fun. In other
words, more than one veteran will be assigned to fish on the same
boat but will be fishing to win individual awards. Typically,
the closest angler to the "fish on" rod reels it in.
Beyond that, the honor system is in place!
in at 8:00 am
and federal rules are included.
second, and third place trophies and prizes will be awarded to
the three (3) largest fish in each fish category listed above.
All prizes are based on the WEIGHT of the fish, and not the length.
In other words, a 25 inch, 4.5 lb striped bass will beat a 26
inch, 4.0 lb striped bass. A 27 inch, 16 lb cod beats a 28 inch,
15 lb cod, etc. In the event of a tie for a prize in any of the
fishing categories, the angler that weighed in their fish first
will be the winner.
angler can only weigh in their largest fish for each fishing category.
For example, let's say a veteran fishing on a boat lands 3 legal
stripers, and the weights of these three fish are 6.0, 5.0, and
4.0 lbs. They can only weigh in the heaviest striper for consideration
of a trophy in the striper category. They can of course keep the
other two legal fish for their own consumption.
single angler may win a prize in more than one species category.
For example, let's say that a veteran fishing for cod on a boat
catches a 12 lb bluefish on their way back in. They can weigh
in their heaviest cod for a prize in the cod category, and the
12 lb bluefish in the bluefish category.
captains are responsible for any fish weighed in. Please do not
leave any fish on the dock for the marina to deal with after they
weigh master for the tournament will be available in the tournament
area from 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Saturday afternoon. ALL FISH MUST
BE WEIGHED IN DURING THE DESIGNATED WEIGH IN TIMES - THERE CAN
BE NO EXCEPTIONS!!
teams can monitor VHF channel 69 throughout the day, for updates
and information, or for communicating with other teams that are
fishing the event.
luck and be safe!
Veterans Appreciation Fishing Tournament Waiver
There is no weather or safety committee, and the decision to fish
is left solely to participants who do so at their own risk. Traveling
out on the ocean in seas and conditions which are subject to constant
change and engaging in a fishing tournament which requires movement
and exposure to these conditions is an inherently dangerous activity
that could result in severe injury and/or death. All participants
knowingly and willingly accept these risks. Participants represent
that they are in good health sufficient to withstand the rigorous
nature of this activity and are knowledgeable about safe fishing
practices and boating safety. Participants hold harmless Port
Harbor Marine and individual boat owners in the result of injury
Print this page, and sign.
Print & Fax or Mail WITH Your Registration:
Print, Fill out and Fax to (207) 430-5783
A. Cater, HRCI Contractor
Family Assistance Center, MGR
22 Armory Street
Augusta, Maine 04330