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Miramichi Striper Cup 2017 Miramichi Striper Cup, May 26-28

Rules of the Tournament

Miramichi Striper Cup - TOURNAMENT RULES (tentative)
May 26 -28, 2017

All Participants are compelled to follow the rules in all tournaments, promoting safety, sportsmanship and conservation, leading the way by example.

Note: THE CITY OF MIRAMICHI RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CHANGE THE RULES AT ANY TIME 24 HOURS PRIOR TO THE START OF THE TOURNAMENT.

Printable Version of Rules: Click here >>>rules.pdf <<<

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1. Rules and Ethics

A) The Miramichi Striper Cup organizers make the rules. 
B) The Tournament Marshalls shall administer and enforce the rules. 
C) Tournament organizing Committee shall interpret if the rules were violated. 
D) It is the intention of the Miramichi Striper Cup to provide honest, sportsmen like tournament. Contestants are reminded that the spirit of the rules will prevail in all judgment cases. 
E) Unless otherwise noted, failure to abide by the rules will result in disqualification. 
F) Disqualification means for the tournament no prizes will be given and entry fees will not be returned.
G) Youth must enter only the fish they have caught
H) Each entrant can only enter one category

2. Eligibility

A) Only registered Miramichi Striper Cup participants may collect prizes and cash. 
B) Shore participants - only pictures with clear definable measurements and clear registration numbers will be accepted 
C) Only striped bass caught by the participant may be submitted by the participant - using fish caught by someone else will be consider fraud and reported to RCMP/Miramichi Police Force for criminal charges 
D) All fishing must take place inside boundaries indicated on event map 
E) All Kids fishing event under 16 are free - but must have signed permission from parent or guardian 
F) Any youth discovered entering a  fish they did not catch will be disqualified

3. Regulations

A) All federal, provincial, coast guard, angling and boating regulations must be adhered to. 
B) It is the responsibility of the angler to know all the regulations and to obtain all angling licenses and related permits.

4. Team registration- $150 per team

A) Teams can be made up of 1 to 4 people 
B) All Members of the team to be in same boat 
C) Team must designate a team captain - who will represent team interests 
D) Team members must all sign application and register as part of team

5. Safety equipment

A) Each contestant is required to have a lawfully approved personal flotation device (pfd) and it must be worn and fastened when the gas engine is running above trolling speed. 
B) If so equipped, kill switch must be hooked to the driver of the boat any time the gas engine is operating above trolling speed. An inoperative kill switch will result in removal from the tournament until such time as it is repaired.

6. Boat inspection

A) All boats must be inspected by tournament officials prior to the tournament at the start of each day. 
B) After boat checks nothing shall be added to the boat unless checked by a tournament official. 
C) All boats must display tournament identification stickers in easy to see location

7. Leaving the boat - Team division

A) All fishing must be done from a tournament inspected boat, leaving the boat to catch fish is prohibited. 
B) You may only leave the boat in the case of an emergency (lightning, storm, sinking), a nature call, or to obtain fuel. 
C) A departure from the boat should be reported as soon as possible to a tournament official

 

8. Electronics

A) CB's, marine radios and cellular phones are allowed for emergency use only. 
B) Transmitting information concerning the aspect of taking fish during a tournament is prohibited. 
C) Carrying an underwater video camera during a tournament is prohibited.

9. Rods

A) Each contestant will be allowed a maximum of one line in the water at any time. 
B) Additional rods may be rigged and ready in the boat.

10. Baits

A) Only artificial lures and baits are permissible during a tournament. 
B) Single barbless hooks only 
C) Possession of baits other than artificial will result in disqualification. 
D) You may have treble hooks in your possession - but must not be used.

11. Live well

A) All fish must be kept in aerated/circulating live wells or an aerated/ circulating cooler/tote system. 
B) Where possible your system must have water in it and pumps operating when you pass through an official inspection line. 
C) The use of fish stringers, wire baskets of any kind is prohibited.

12. Culling

A) A limit is 2 fish 
B) Culling must take place immediately after a limit is reached. 
C) Any team caught with more than two stripers in their possession will be disqualified

13. Angling hours

A) Hours on day 1 are 9:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. unless otherwise specified by the tournament director and or the tournament organizers. 
B) Hours on day 2 - 8 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. unless otherwise specified by the tournament director and or the tournament organizers. 
C) A one-pound penalty will be assessed for each minute a team is late. Must be within sight of tournament officials at Richie Wharf
D) Angling hours will be advertised and confirmed in writing by the tournament organizers. 
E) In the event of fog, take off may be delayed at the discretion of the tournament director. Extra time may be added to a maximum of 30 minutes at the discretion of the tournament director.

14. Take offs

A) Flare start shall be done in two flights each day from Richie Wharf Area marked by orange buoys - 
First Flare -Boats over 50 Horse power will start 5 Min delay for safety 
Second Flare - Boats under 50 HP will start

15. Pre-fishing & Off-Limits

A) All participants must be off water by 6 pm on Friday May 26. No fishing by any participants will be permitted outside of tournament hours on May 27 /28 
B) Waters are open to pre-fishing up until Friday at 6PM May 26


16. Eligibility of fish for weigh-in

A) Miramichi Striper Cup tournament is catch and release only. 
B) Dead fish and fish not deemed returnable will result in a 2.5 lb penalty 
C) At least one team member must pass through the weigh in line. 
D) Any fish that is not freshly caught, showing evidence of having been on a stringer, caged, mauled, mashed, frozen, injected with fluids, stuffed with foreign matter, or showing extreme loss of gill color will result in disqualification

17. Weigh in

A) Teams may weigh in any time during angling hours (Ritchie Wharf) 
B) Only Two stripers to be weighed per team - each day 
C) Teams can weigh in one fish and return to fish for other fish 
D) Total weight of two fish shall be tournament weight for the day 
E) Total weight for two days shall be tournament total for team.

18. Encroachment

A) Boat and or lure is not permitted within 50-feet of another boat that was at a location first.-Boat must have anchor down 
B) You may not crowd another team of their location. 
C) You may only control water that is within 25 feet of your boat if not anchored
D) You may not block access to fishable water and the team passing must reel in if with-in 25-feet. 
E) The 25-foot encroachment rule applies to trolling as well. 
F) Teams are expected to exhibit high levels of sportsmen like conduct" in situations such as these. 
G) Any teams seen close enough to exchange items will be disqualified -unless tournament official is involved

19. Ties

In the event of a tie Prizes and monies will be added together and divided equally; The void placings will be eliminated. (i.e. tied for 2nd, 3rd is eliminated, next placing is 4th).

20. Breakdown rule

A) Situation 1-in the event of breakdown, teams may transfer their fish to another contestant's boat for transport to the weigh in, with the following conditions. Fish must be marked or placed in a segregated live well. one member of the "broken down" team must accompany these fish at all times to the weigh in. the "broken down" team must stop fishing from the time of transfer to the weigh in. the transporting team may continue to fish out the rest of the day. 
B) Situation 2-in the event of a breakdown, a team will be allowed to exchange boats, if another boat is available. The team may transfer their catch to the new boat only under the supervision of a tournament official.

21. Shore division /individuals rules - $20 per person

A) This will be a length of fish division - from nose of fish to the end of the pinched tail 
B) Participants will be given special measuring device with registration number 
C) On catching a fish - participants can use this device to measure and take digital picture clearly show number and measurement in picture (device must be in picture) 
D) Longest striper picture to be submitted each day 
E) Visual measurement in picture will be determined by officials 
F) Longest Single Striper of weekend determines winners 
G) All fishing must be done from shore only

22. Shore division /youth rules - FREE

A) This will be a length of fish division - from nose of fish to the end of the pinched tail
B) Participants will be given special measuring device with registration number
C) On catching a fish – participants can use this device to measure and take digital picture clearly show number and measurement in picture (device must be in picture)
D) Longest striper picture to be submitted each day
E) Visual measurement in picture will be determined by officials
F) Longest Single Striper of weekend determines winners
G) All fishing must be done from shore only
H) Must be under the age of 16
23. Boat division /Family rules - $20 per person

A) This will be a length of fish division - from nose of fish to the end of the pinched tail
B) Participants will be given special measuring device with registration number
C) On catching a fish – participants can use this device to measure and take digital picture clearly show number and measurement in picture (device must be in picture)
D) Longest striper picture to be submitted each day
E) Visual measurement in picture will be determined by officials
F) Longest Single Striper of weekend determines winners
G) All fishing must be done from boat only
24.  PLEASE BE AWARE THAT BY PARTICIPATING IN THIS EVENT, YOU CONSENT TO YOUR VOICE, NAME, AND/OR LIKENESS BEING USED, WITHOUT COMPENSATION, IN FILMS AND TAPES FOR EXPLOITATION IN ANY AND ALL MEDIA, WHETHER NOW KNOWN OR HEREAFTER DEVISED, FOR ETERNITY, AND YOU RELEASE the City of Miramichi, ITS SUCCESSORS, ASSIGNS AND LICENSEES FROM ANY LIABILITY WHATSOEVER OF ANY NATURE. ALSO BE AWARE THAT BY PARTICIPATING IN THIS EVENT, YOU CONSENT TO BEING FILMED AND/OR PHOTOGRAPHED BY UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES (UAV), SUCH AS DRONES, AT CLOSE PROMIXITY (INCLUDING WITHIN 100 FEET), AND YOU RELEASE ANY UAV OPERATORS THAT THE CITY MAY HIRE FOR THIS EVENT FROM ANY LIABILITY WHATSOVER OF ANY NATURE. DO NOT ENTER THIS AREA IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO BE SUBJECT TO THE FOREGOING.
25. Protest committee

A) Any contestant has the right to protest another team if they feel the rules have been broken. The protest must be filed in writing with the tournament director no later than 30 minutes after the close of tournament fishing hours. If possible get verification. (Picture, witness etc.).
B) Any team that has been disqualified by the tournament director or his tournament staff has the right to file a protest. The protest must be filed in writing no later than 30 minutes after being notified of the disqualification.
C) A three-man protest committee shall be appointed by the tournament director (or acting TD) at the tournament unless the protest is against the TD. The rules Committee will appoint the protest committee in this case. The Protest Committee will convene to hear both sides of any protest. The decision of the protest committee shall be final in all cases.

26. IDLE only zone – RED Bank / Cassilis – The area above the orange buoys will be idle only up to red bank bridge – boats MUST come off plane and idle up from orange indicator buoys – this will protect the fish from impact Failure to do this results in disqualification

 

 

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