2019 Tournament Rules
Anyone caught breaking the rules of this derby will be disqualified from the derby.
All persons 18 years or older are eligible to enter. Anglers under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Promoters, organizers and agents are not responsible for death, injury, damage liability, theft, fire or loss to any entrants. Each entrant, upon signing an entry form will in effect be signing a waiver.
a) Each contestant will be in possession of a valid Saskatchewan fishing license.
b) Each contestant will be required to have a Canadian approved floatation device and will be urged to wear it at all times when in the boat.
c) All contestants are required to observe Canadian rules and regulations.
d) All teams must use live wells. These live wells must be aerated to retain live fish.
e) Thermometers, oxygen meters, etc. are allowed.
E) TOURNAMENT BOUNDARIES
a) All waters from the new bridge to the mouth of the Saskatchewan River opening into Tobin Lake. This will be clearly marked by flags approximately 2 Km past Eagle’s Nest.
b) A numerical trickle start will begin at the new bridge.
F) REQUIRED ACTIVITIES
a) All contestants are urged to co-operate with members of the press for interviews and photographs.
b) At least one person from each team must be at the rules & regulations meeting.
a) Any contestant has the right to make a protest against another contestant. A protest form will be available from the derby committee. Any protest must be filed within 1 hour following the fishing day.
b) A $100 protest fee will be required to accompany any formal protest. The fee will be refunded if the protest is found to be valid by the protest committee.
c) Any contestant involved in a protest must be on call for 3 hours following the fishing day.
*NEW a) All prizes will be based on the total measurement of
four legal fish per team.
3 fish under 55cm and 1 fish over 70 cm
b) Prizes will be awarded on a team basis.
c) In case of a tie, team with the largest fish caught will break
d) Payout of prizes is based on 120 team field.
I) OFFICIAL MEASURE BOAT
a) The measure boats will be available throughout the fishing day on the water. All measure boats will be clearly identifiable with a large flag
b) teams will raise a flag when fish need to be measured
c) Each team will be responsible for their catch. Under NO CIRCUMSTANCES may anyone other than the female contestants handle or touch the catch until landed.
d) Each team will initial each catch measured.
e) An unloading area will be designated immediately in front of the docking area and will be for unloading the fish and bathroom purposes only.
*NEW f) Any fish deemed to be un-releasable by measure officials will be subject to a penalty, and will measure as 0cm and count as one of your measureable fish. If that fish is over 70cm it will count as your 1 measurable big fish.
g) no prize money can be collected for an un-releasable big fish.
f) All fin weights must be removed before measurement or that fish will count as 0cm
J) FISHING HOURS & STARTING
a) Boat launch starts at 6:45 am.
b) The fishing day will begin for the first flight at 7:30 am with two other flights to follow, Saturday August 17, 2019.
c) Eight hours of fishing time is allowed. Contestants who return late will be penalized 5% of the total measurement and be disqualified from any large walleye prize
d) All contestants must check in by handing the flag or be penalized 4 cm off total length.
L) BOAT INDENTIFICATION & SECURITY
a) All contestants’ boats will be identified with a colored decal. The decal must be placed on the passenger left side
of the boat. Team numbers will be assigned when applicants are notified of their acceptance into the derby.
b) All previous tournament decals MUST be removed prior to launch.
c) If an emergency exists, measure officials are clearly marked for easy identification.
d) Boats may be inspected before and during the derby. Derby officials will be checking boats at the launching area.
e) All equipment and belongings must be in the boat prior to inspection and equipment and bait may be checked throughout the derby day.
f) all boats will be marked after being checked
a) Only walleye, sauger and saugeye will be measured.
b) Only those fish caught on a hook and line in a normal manner will be accepted.
c) Each fisherman will be allowed to have only one line in the water at a time. Spare rods and equipment may be carried in the boat.
d) Live bait (Sask. Purchased), artificial bait and lures are allowed.
*NEW e) All measurements will be pinch tail measurements and will be measured belly to belly, with nose of the fish to the left side of the ruler, and will be measured to the mm
f) No fish 55-70 cm, inclusive will be measured. If measured, it will be marked as 0 cm and count as one big fish in the total. The pinched tail cannot touch either line
g) A contestant must not leave the boat to land, untangle equipment or for any other reason during the fishing day
(other than at the dock for the washroom).
h) No more than 3 fish may be in your boat at one time.
*NEW i) only one over 70 cm fish can be in your boat at one time but any fish over 70 cm may be presented for measurement, only the top one will count.
j) Tobin Lake is a “BARBLESS HOOKS ONLY” lake.
k) Any team not abiding by the Saskatchewan Angling Regulations will be disqualified.
N) “SPIRIT OF THE RULE”
All rules have “loopholes”.It is the intention of the organizers to provide an honest, sportswoman like derby. In the interest of good sportsmanship contestants are reminded the “Spirit of the Rule” will prevail in all judgement cases.