THIS IS A BIG FISH FORMAT TOURNAMENT
WE HAVE ALSO ADDED A CALCUTTA, LADY ANGLER AND JR. ANGLER DIVISION

1. Boundaries – From the center of the Fernandina Inlet to the Flagler Pier. No Further than 4 statute miles offshore.
– a. You may leave from which ever inlet you wish
– b. FISH MUST BE CAUGHT WITHIN THE BOUNDARIES
– b2. If a fish is hooked within the boundaries and while fighting the fish you are taken out of bounds you may continue to fight the fish until it is caught or lost but may not deploy lines after completion until you are back in tournament approved boundaries.

2. This is a NO Check Out Tournament with lines in the water at 7am and out of the water at 2pm.

3. You may catch bait via cast net or hook and line starting at 5am before fishing begins.
– a. NO LIVE BAIT CAN BE PURCHASED and/or PINNED UP.
– b. Live Bait must be caught day of fishing.
– c. ANY form of dead or artificial bait may be used.
– d. Bait may NOT be caught outside the boundary.

4. You must take a photo of your fish with the boat number and with the beach in the background as soon as possible after landing the fish. PLEASE text your photo to Louis Joseph at 904.334.5892

5. Weigh-in time is 1:30pm – 4:30pm. You MUST be in line for weigh-in at the NE Florida Marlin Club in St. Augustine no later than 4:30pm on August 6, 2022.
– a. You may weigh-in by boat or by vehicle. You DO NOT HAVE TO WEIGH IN BY BOAT.

6. NO Electric Reels.

7. NO Mutilated Fish will be accepted.
– a. Mutilation is any damage other than gaff marks.
– b. Weigh master will make decisions regarding mutilation.
– c. Please remove all hooks from your fish.

8. In case of identical weights, the fish weighed in first, will be placed higher.

9. Any protests must be announced no more than 30 minutes after scale closure.
– a. Protests must be submitted in writing with a $500 deposit.

10. Captain and crew are subject to a polygraph at any time.

11. Junior Anglers must be under 16 when fishing begins.

12. Lady Anglers must be 16 or older when fishing begins.
– a. Lady Angler must participate in the fighting and landing the fish.

13. There will only be one prize per boat excluding Lady Angler, Jr. Angler and Calcuttas.