Limited to a Maximum of 25 Paid Anglers
*Prizes based on 25 Angler participation
Check in Called at Boat at 5:45 AM- in order of registration
Anglers board boat in the order they are called (registered)
(Angler #1 is 3rd Place Winner from Previous Blackfish Challenge)
Late arriving anglers board LAST-
Miss the Boat - Miss the Tournament- No Refunds
Lines in after official announcement of "Lines In" and/or Horn Blast upon setup at first spot.
FIRST FISH: 1st angler to land a "Keeper" Tog wins a NOREAST'R prize Pack on the spot! All anglers eligible at no additional cost.
DOUBLE DIGIT: 1st angler to land a double digit weight blackfish win one of our infamous Cool Azz Blackfish Trophies! All anglers eligible at no additional cost.
Calcutta 1 - Heaviest weight of a single landed tog $50 & $100
Calcutta 2 - Heaviest combined weight of 2 landed tog by the same angler $50 & $100
Calcutta: is won by the Calutta participating angler that lands the Heaviest Qualifying fish. Calcutta 1 = single Blackfish. Calcutta 2 = Combined weight of 2 landed Blackfish. Join at $50 level, $100 level or both. Payout to winner is 90% of the calcutta entry fees collected. Remaining 10% is donated to the tournament Charity.
END of Fishing: Upon the announcement of "Lines Up" and/or three horn blasts the fishing is officially ended. In the event an angler has a fish hooked and is actively fighting the fish, that angler must make it known to a tournament official they have a fish on. That fish (if landed) will be eligible for the competition. No other angler may continue to fish after the call of lines up and the three horn blasts.
*The Captain of the boat is responsible for the safety of the vessel and the passengers. Any decision by the Captain to end fishing due to weather, safety or any reason whatsoever and return to port will constitute the end of the competion. Upon the announcement of "Lines-Up" the rules of "Determination of Competition" and "End of Fishing" will apply regardless of the time of day. Again, this is a Fishing Competition not a charter fishing trip- There is no implied amount of hours of fishing included with tournament entry fee- the entry fee insures an fair and equal amount of fishing time for all competitors.
Definition of "LANDED:" To be eligible for any prize in this competition the angler must catch, by rod and reel, a legal size for harvest (Keeper) Toutog (Blackfish/Tog). The fish must be reeled in by the angler that has possesion of the rod in his hand OR the angler that removes the rod from the rod holder after a fish is hooked. The fish must be fought and handled only by the angler and after it is over the side by that angler and a tournament official (the mates and Captain are considered tournament officials for fish handling). Once determined to be a keeper Blackfish, the fish will be tagged by the tournament official and stored in the boat's fish box until weighing.
No passing of rods once a fish is hooked. No Exceptions.
Weather, Cancellation, Postponment: In the event of incleminate weather forecast or actual occurance: The decision to GO/NO GO is made SOLELY by the Captain of the boat we are utilizing for the competition and communicated to the tournament directors for announcement to the participants. The final decision will be communicated As Soon As Possible BUT may be made as late as 6PM on the day before the Challenge. DO NOT CALL THE BOAT OR THE CAPTAIN as that may not be the final answer- If the Challenge is Postponed- Registered Anglers will be given the new date or MAY be given an option to join the Next Scheduled Blackfish Challenge. Directors will do their best to work through whatever individual issues that arise with registered anglers in the unfortunate event of a postponment.
Determination of competition: After fishing ends, tournament officials, the mates or Captain wil remove the tagged fish from the fish box and determine the prizes. The decision of the tournament director shall be final and not open to debate or challenge.
Disqualification: The tournament director may at any time disqualify any angler from the competition at the tournament director's discretion. Reasons for possible disqualification include but are not limited to: passing of a rod with a hooked fish to another angler, making false claim regarding a fish landing or any infraction of the rules as stated here unless changed and announced during the trip to the fishing grounds on the day of the tournament. Disqualification will be for all claims to all prizes, calcuttas or giveaways in the tournament- No refund of any type will be made and the angler may be barred from participation in any other Triple Challenge Tournament Series events.